Chris Evans joins Captain America game cast

Sega's adaptation of upcoming movie based on Nazi-stomping comic book hero will feature voice, likeness of film star.

Captain America: The First Avenger is scheduled for release on July 22, and it will see Fantastic Four actor Chris Evans stepping into the superheroic boots of a new masked champion. Making use of its Marvel Entertainment license, Sega expects to release a game tie-in for the film, and the publisher announced today that the live-action star will also lend his voice and likeness to the publisher's adaptation, Captain America: Super Soldier.

Super Soldier will be based on the Captain America film, which also stars Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men) and Samuel L. Jackson (Iron Man 2). Hearkening back to the comic franchise's roots, Nazis will be the target of Captain America's ire, as the shield-wielding hero squares off against his archnemesis, Red Skull, in an effort to stop the evil machinations of the scientist Arnim Zola.

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Beginning during the height of WWII, the third-person action adventure will be set in a sprawling castle complex and will feature foes from the comic books, including the Iron Cross and members of the terrorist group HYDRA. Gameplay will have an emphasis on hand-to-hand combat involving the superhero's indestructible shield as well as platforming sequences.

Captain America: Super Soldier is currently scheduled to arrive this year on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and DS. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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gbrading
gbrading moderator

I read this and thought of the Radio 2 DJ of the same name. :P

Freakgrenade
Freakgrenade

i am still kinda pissed off that they did'nt select a main character that would actually physically exude the qualities of captain america in the upcoming film.

toddx77
toddx77

@unreal_master That brings back memories. The Lion King was also good. It seems what made movie tie in games so great back in the 90's was the game play was fun but at the same time simple. The developers didn't try to go over the top like it seems they try to do now.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

His career has really taken off since he left TFI Friday.

unreal_master
unreal_master

@toddx77 it is ashame that is what the world of video games has come to. We have seen many good games made with low budget. Movie tie ins to games haven't been good since the 90`s with Aladdin (snes/gen) being one of the best. Its 2011 lets start acting and treating games like we give a damn about them rather then pushing titles for a cash in. Game companies like this one know stupid people will buy this game,kinda sad. Batman arkham of asylum and Xmen Orgins opened doors to how super hero games should be. Why are we taking steps back with games like Ironman 2 and this game.

kuda001
kuda001

These game adaptations are never good are they... Chris Evans isn't going to change that.

oneligas
oneligas

Sega's new bag is streamlining average Marvel Super Hero movies into below average Marvel Super Hero movie based games, but i would give this game's demo a try if Hugo Weaving is lending his talents to the in game Red Skull

Kendojin
Kendojin

Ok why is this news? It's not surprising considering he plays Captain America in the movie, it's like saying "Will Smith will be playing the role of Hancock in...you guessed it! Hancock! Isn't that awesome?!?" I've got a question that would probably make better news, isn't there some sort of unwritten rule against playing two heroes that exist in the same universe?

pszone
pszone

not ganna sell ganna fall like iron man and hulk from sega but i like Mavel games but i give this miss looks gay

jhpeter
jhpeter

Can´t wait to play.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@Drakkengoth By 'fail', you mean the ratings but the publishers don't care aboiut that. These kinds of games usually get good sales. @LordelX Captain America is: a)an iconic character recognisable to many b)a top-tier superhero in the Marvel universe c)Leader and co-founder of The Avengers, Marvel's top superhero team. The Avengers is being made into a film, you might notice, and the three main characters (plus The Hulk) are all being introduced in their own films.

toddx77
toddx77

@unreal_master because they people people are going to buy it because of the name. They didnt set out to make a good game but rather cash in.

unreal_master
unreal_master

I played the demo at Comic Con and it was awful. I dont understand how the devs of the game can look at it and say man we did a good job.

LordelX
LordelX

Man, Captain America is the lamest character ever. I can't believe he's getting his own movie.

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

Maybe they should have gotten a lesser known actor to be the face of Cap'n America in the film.

jasongm
jasongm

You know, my sis doesn't follow comics, but she said "The Human Torch is now Captain America?"

soulless4now
soulless4now

Even though Chris Evans is hot, I still wouldn't bother with that game.

smoke_dog_4ever
smoke_dog_4ever

Sweet! Another movie to video game adaptation that's going to suck!

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

@gamingfrendly There's Halo, but those guys are aliens, so I'm not sure if that counts. :P On topic: This game will suck. Just wait...

squaredude44
squaredude44

When a game comes out for almost EVERY SINGLE PLATFORM out there, you know for a fact its gonna do bad :P

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

When will they learn, that movie-based games... fail soo hard. Unless taken the time maybe an xtra yr. Look how Xmen origins turned out, leagues better than the movie!

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

@gamingfrendly There are Mario games, lol.

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

is theres any game where you kill some one whos not german or russian?

Henninger
Henninger

Yea Spider-Man 2 & X-Men Origins Wolverine were prolly the best movie tie-ins i've ever played. But y is Chirs Evens playing Cap??? He wuz a great Human Torch. I cant take him serious as Cap. & i saw the preview 4 the Cap movie on Super Bowl Sunday. They already messed up the movie. In WWII he didnt have his round shield. & he never wuz the 1st avenger. The 1st Avengers were Ant-Man, Wasp, Hulk, Iron Man, & Thor. Marvel needs 2 stick more 2 the comics in my opinion.

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

@jazilla Spider-man 2 was decent, and the Wolverine origins game was good.

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

@jazilla I wouldn't say that all movie tie-in games are bad. Most are, but not all of them.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@jazilla, A lot of people liked the game based on the second Spider-Man film. I didn't particularly care for it, but a lot of people did.

joce667
joce667

Sega is doing this game .man marvel will not learn they have not done a decent movie tie-in ever .Iron man 1 and 2 sucked . hulk ...no comment .

jazilla
jazilla

has there ever been a good comic book, tie-in, movie game? there have been good comic book games, but never a good game that came because of a movie. Ever.