Captain America Brings His Mighty Shield To Game Consoles

Comic books are a ripe source of material for video games, yet it seems like it takes a major motion picture in order for singular characters to get their 15 minutes of pixelated fame. It worked with such franchises as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk and even Iron Man, and now SEGA is going red, white, and blue with Captain America: Super Soldier. From a SEGA press release.

Players will become Captain America as he faces the Red Skull and his army in an epic third- person action adventure set in the darkest days of World War II. Wielding Captain America’s legendary shield, gamers will engage in free-flowing combat and acrobatic platforming to infiltrate Hydra’s mysterious castle and battle the infamous Iron Cross, the forces of Hydra, and a host of nefarious enemies serving the Red Skull.

As the First Avenger himself, players must defeat the evil scientist Arnim Zola and his wartime experiments, combining powerful melee combos and shield attacks to devastating effect. Captain America: Super Soldier combines a highly athletic combat system with fluid platforming and a highly tuned suite of shield attacks, as Cap explores a massive castle turned military installation. His shield can be employed in numerous ways: taking out multiple enemies at once, deflecting incoming fire back at enemies, solving puzzles, and scaling walls.

Comic veteran Christos Cage is penning the story for the game, and will take place inside of the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger universe. No word on voice talent, but don’t be surprised if you see Hugo Weaving and Chris Evans step in to voice Red Skull and Cap in the game as well as the film.

The game is currently in final development, with an estimated release date close to the film’s release on July 22nd of next year. Expect to see the game hit XBox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, and Nintendo DS’s everyhwere. In the meantime, you can check out a handfull of great screenshots from the game after the jump.

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