After a long and somewhat concerning silence, Oculus today confirmed that its superpowered exclusive, Marvel Powers United VR, arrives next month.
The Oculus Rift title, developed by Sanzaru Games, is launching on July 26th for $39.99, and is available to pre-order from today. Announced last year, Powers United VR is a cooperative action game in which up to four friends step into the boots/capes/cowls of their favorite Marvel heroes and complete missions together using a wide range of power sets. Villains like Loki and Ronan the Accuser will stand against you. We’ve been hands-on with the game and it offers a fun, if rather chaotic time.
As you may have seen, Oculus has also been teasing the reveal of a new character for the game this week. If you hadn’t already guessed (it was really pretty obvious), Black Panther is joining the fray. Straight out of his hit movie (and a role in Avengers: Infinity War), Panther brings his advanced suit, powered by a fictional metal known as Vibranium, into combat. Players can expect to wield super-human strength and agility. We’d imagine those claws he’s so fond of will come in handy, too.
A brief gameplay clip of Panther just arrived, which you can see below.
Panther joins the six playable characters confirmed for the game so far, including Thor, The Hulk, Captain Marvel, Deadpool, Rocket Raccoon, Black Bolt and Crystal. We can’t help but notice some of the major players of Infinity War, like Iron Man, Captain America and Spider-Man, still haven’t been confirmed. Surely we can expect at least a few of these characters to be confirmed in the coming weeks, right?