Punch-Out!! Developer Creating Captain America: Super Soldier For Sega

By Spencer . October 5, 2010 . 1:08pm

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With Sega San Francisco shut down, Punch-Out!! developer Next Level Games is stepping in to work on Captain America: Super Soldier. The third game in Sega/Marvel partnership is set in the same world as the upcoming Captain America film, but has an original story written by Christos Gage.

 

Captain America: Super Soldier takes place during World War II where Cap shield bashes his way through Hydra to get to supervillains like Arnim Zola and the Red Skull. Sega explains Captain America’s shield will be a key tool in the game. Players will use it to knock out enemies, deflect bullets, scaling walls (huh?), and puzzle solving.

 

Sega has Captain America: Super Soldier slated for release next year. These are screenshots from the PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 version. A version of the game is also coming out on Wii, PSP, and Nintendo DS.

 

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  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    I have no clue why SEGA and Marvel keep doing these games. To be honest the only enjoyable super hero games are ones in the vein of Ultimate Alliance and Justice Leage Heroes; up to 4 player team based combat and gameplay.

    • neo_firenze

      *cough*CAPCOMFIGHTERS*cough*

      And honestly, there are other good superhero games. People seemed to love Arkham Asylum, I think the new Batman: Brave and the Bold game is great, Infamous might as well be a superhero game (and its slightly lesser contemporary, Prototype, was really an extension of the last non-Sega Incredible Hulk game).

      I do agree that Sega’s Marvel games have been pretty awful though.

    • TomSkylark

      I liked both of the X-Men Legends games a fair bit (even if the second was buggy as hell around 2/3 of the way through), but I gave up on Ultimate Alliance 2 after the first level. It just seemed like they cut back too far on the RPG elements in order to make a crowd pleaser, and the combat wasn’t satisfying enough to make it a compelling action game.

      In terms of older stuff, the Capcom’s “X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse,” and the Genesis outings were all pretty satisfying. And, lest we forget the most amazing superhero game of its decade: “X-MEN… WELCOME TO DIE!”

      • FireCouch

        X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse was the best snes game ever. But I guess that is because Capcom had the rights for Marvel back then and made all those games.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        I loved both the X-Men games that SEGA published on the Genesis, too. Being able to play as Magneto in Clone Wars was awesome!

    • urbanscholar

      The reason is a simple one we all know they sell very well. It’ll ride on the movie hype just like Iron Man before it & make Sega money. I’m all for it as long as it help fund not so lucrative/ niche titles like PG’s Vanquish for an example.

    • http://waxingerratic.tumblr.com/ ECM

      I would kill many men for a Justice League Heroes 2.

  • TomSkylark

    How much longer does SEGA have a Marvel license? Is it no longer an exclusive thing since we’re seeing MvC3 finally? Was it ever exclusive? Was Marvel aways seeing other developers on the side?

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Marvel have always licensed to multiple publishers…Thor is currently licensed to SEGA, too. Iron Man and Hulk also done by them. There’s no way to say for sure, but chances are they’ll get to do the Avengers game as well.

      Meanwhile, Activision have had X-Men and Spider-Man for ages, but they were also given a large roster to play with for the Ultimate Alliance games. Capcom are in a similar position I guess, since they have access to such a wide range of characters for MvC3, too.

  • gewel

    Sega could turn themselves around with this title.

    if this company finally makes a video game movie game that rocks our socks
    ( a game that combines, batman, assassins creed, god of war, what else? ) with a great story, well written, not cheesemo.
    there is so much great captain america writing, that something could be pulled and become creatively stylized.

    it could really mean more to the industry for movie tie in games if their made with the same quality as triple A titles. the marvel universe needs to be triple A.
    heroes are ‘in’, plus they need to be treated with respect.

    get involved with their forums and let them know we’ll take the game long after the movie is out if it’s a well polished game.

    :)

  • gewel

    Sega could turn themselves around with this title.

    if this company finally makes a video game movie game that rocks our socks
    ( a game that combines, batman, assassins creed, god of war, what else? ) with a great story, well written, not cheesemo.
    there is so much great captain america writing, that something could be pulled and become creatively stylized.

    it could really mean more to the industry for movie tie in games if their made with the same quality as triple A titles. the marvel universe needs to be triple A.
    heroes are ‘in’, plus they need to be treated with respect.

    get involved with their forums and let them know we’ll take the game long after the movie is out if it’s a well polished game.

    :)

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