It looks your dreams of actually getting to be one of your favorite super heroes is a bit closer as Marvel: Powers United VR has just been announced and aims to do just that. How you may be thinking? Well between the development from Sanzaru and Oculus they are going to give us a full VR experience where we will get to hop into the shoes or feet of said heroes and take on all kinds of dangers in a virtual space. I'm going to guess that you figured that by the title of Marvel: Powers United VR, at least a bit, but that is the long and short of it all. That and it has been announced and should be coming to all of us VR gamers out there in good time.
Marvel: Powers United VR will of course take full use of the hardware and its current capabilities. As you will see below, the Touch controllers will give you the use of the hands and all of the various ways they can be used based on the hero you choose. All most intuitive when you look at it. Hulk uses a lot of smashing and punching. Rocket pulls a lot of triggers. Captain Marvel fires a lot of beams. Everything you would expect. Although there isn't much in the way of how we will physically move around the environments but we do know that we will be able to use the character's abilities, powers, and skills to do so. Meaning we can fly and jump, but no indication how that will be handled in a non-room scale set up.
Currently Marvel: Powers United VR only shows three different heroes and one villain that we can choose to go through this experience and adventure. Their website shows a slot for fifth and the write up sounds like there are plans for many more, but for now you get the three mentioned above and the Ronan The Accuser as the villain. I'm going to guess that we'll see more of the cinematic characters show up in Marvel: Powers United VR as development progresses, but for the announcement this is where we are. Have a look below to see the game in action as well as all of the basic information that has been released out in the wild as well.
Marvel: Powers United VR — Announce Trailer
Unleash your rage and smash foes, lock n’ load your favorite plasma cannons, or take to the skies with powerful photon blasts. Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, Captain Marvel, and a powerful roster of Marvel’s greatest heroes are ready for battle. Suit up, power up, and team up with friends to engage in immersive, explosive co-op fights from across the Marvel Universe. Be the hero and unleash your powers now!
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What are your thoughts on Marvel: Powers United VR as it all stands right now? Do you think that the roster will be opened up to a lot more characters or will it be a fairly small list to get us all into the universe here? Do you think that we will get to do full motion about the game or will it be limited to a bit of "teleportation" and "jumping" more than freedom? Let us know down in the comments and the feel free to discuss. For more on Marvel: Powers United VR, keep checking in here. We'll keep the updates flowing as much as we can and you'll want to see it all.