In just one short week, comic book fans and co-op gaming aficionados can finally live out their Super Hero fantasies with the release of MARVEL Powers United VR on Rift. Today, we’re excited to debut the highly-anticipated launch trailer for the Oculus community!
In this action-packed fighting game, Marvel Games, Sanzaru Games, and Oculus Studios put the immersive power of VR to the test with full-body transformations that let you tower over puny NPCs and smash foes as the Hulk, take aim and take charge as diminutive mercenary-turned-hero Rocket Raccoon, and virtually everything in between!
In the launch trailer, we focus on a dream team made up of four previously announced playable Super Heroes. Let’s take a closer look!
Frail of body but strong of heart, Steve Rogers was chosen to be part of Operation: Rebirth, a top-secret biological military experiment during World War II. After being injected with a mysterious serum, he emerged with superhuman endurance, strength, and agility as the world’s first Super Soldier! With a strong sense of justice, indomitable will, and indestructible Vibranium shield, Rogers soon became a living symbol of justice, freedom, and liberty: Captain America!
Driven by greed and ego, brilliant but callous neurosurgeon Stephen Strange severely damaged his hands in a debilitating car accident. Traveling the globe in search of a cure, Strange stumbled upon the Tibetan palace of the Ancient One, an aged sorcerer who agreed to impart his knowledge. After embracing an enlightened path, he became the Sorcerer Supreme, dedicated to using his mastery of the mystic arts to protect the world from supernatural threats. Wielding powerful spells like the Bolts of Balthakk and the Daggers of Denak, Doctor Strange rallies his team against dark, otherworldly forces.
The bite from a radioactive spider granted Peter Parker amazing arachnid-like powers. After losing his beloved Uncle Ben to a burglar, grief-stricken Peter learned that with great power, there must also come great responsibility. Using his incredible strength, spider agility, and powerful web shots from his self-invented web shooters, he protects New York City as the Amazing Spider-Man!
The man called Wolverine, Logan was born with amazing abilities, including razor-sharp claws, superhuman senses, and a regenerative healing factor that lets him recover from any wound. A secret government organization abducted him and attempted to create the perfect living weapon by bonding the indestructible metal Adamantium to his skeleton. After escaping from his captors, he joined the X-Men to protect mutantkind—and his lethal close-quarter combat skills make him a key member of any team’s vanguard lineup.
Those paying particularly close attention may have picked up on some other new names revealed in the trailer—a powerful pair of Super Heroes that complete our opening roster of 18 playable characters!
Bobby Drake possesses the ability to lower his external and internal body temperatures to below freezing—and encase himself in a suit of ice. Calling himself Iceman, he can manipulate the moisture in the air around him, freezing and then controlling it in various forms, both offensively and defensively. He follows a hit-and-run tactic in battle, using his Ice Shard projectiles to hit enemies at range and then Ice Surfs across the area to keep enemies off-balance.
Having lived a tumultuous life filled with successes and hardships, Ororo Munroe has earned her rightful place as one of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful beings. From her ancestral heritage as the orphan thief, the princess, the once and future leader of mutantkind, Storm has the ability to control the elemental forces of weather with righteous authority and devastating consequences. Striking out at enemies with lightning or sweeping them aside with large cyclones, she has the power to turn the tide for any team.
Battle to save the universe with the MARVEL Powers United VR Special Edition Rift + Touch bundle priced at $399 USD! This all-in-one package includes high-end PC VR hardware and your own copy of MARVEL Powers United VR—an action-packed co-op game filled with hours of explosive and immersive fun across 10 iconic Marvel locations. Wield the amazing powers of 18 playable characters from Thor and Captain Marvel to Black Panther and many more of your favorite Marvel Super Heroes.
The MARVEL Powers United VR Special Edition Rift + Touch bundle will be available in select countries at powersunitedvr.com and through participating retailers in supported countries on July 31:
Details may vary, so check with your local retailer for the most up-to-date information.
The battle begins July 26. Check out the early reviews, get your pre-orders in, and prepare for some of the most over-the-top ultimate abilities that VR gaming’s ever seen.
We’ll see you in the Marvel Universe!
— The Oculus Team
*Download code included with purchase. Available only in select countries while supplies last. Visit powersunitedvr.com or check with your local retailer for details.