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Marvel Powers United VR Release Date / Pre-Order Guide

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Marvel Powers United VR is an Oculus Rift-exclusive game that puts you in the shoes of some of the most popular Marvel superheroes and has you battle against supervillains and their minions. This PC game launches on July 26, but you can pre-order a copy now for $40 at the Oculus Store.

Developed by Sanzaru Games, Marvel Games, and Oculus Studios, Marvel Powers United VR is a first-person co-op action game. It will ship with 18 superheroes, eight villains, and 10 locations from various Marvel comics. Eight heroes have been revealed so far: Captain Marvel, The Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, Deadpool, Black Bolt, Crystal, Thor, and Black Panther. Considering those characters' abilities, that should make for a good variety of play styles. More characters will be announced in the lead-up to the game's launch.

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The chief selling point about this game is the first-person perspective. In virtual reality, you play as your choice of hero, using the required Oculus Touch controllers to shoot weapons, throw punches, or unleash your superpowers, depending on the hero in question. In addition to the single-player mode is a co-op mode that lets you team up with others online to take on the supervillain threats.

Playing the game will unlock rewards like alternate outfits for the heroes and other additional content. The game supports sitting, standing, and room scale play modes and is labeled with a Moderate comfort level. An internet connection is required to play.

If you're ready to lock in your Marvel Powers United VR pre-order, the only place you can do so right now is at the Oculus Store for $40.

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