Adding to the cast of Marvel heroes in the recently announced VR co-op adventure game Marvel Powers United VR, Oculus today announced that the wise-cracking “merc with a mouth” Deadpool will be added to the list, which has now been confirmed to offer 12 payable heroes in total.
With a pair of katanas, hand cannon pistols and accelerated healing, Deadpool joins Captain Marvel, Hulk, and Rocket Raccoon in the lineup—one that promises to offer 12 playable heroes in total, Oculus told us. The company is teasing more surprises and character reveals closer to launch.
Developed by Sanzuru Games, the studio behind VR titles Ripcoil (2017) and VR Sports Challenge (2017), Marvel Powers United VR is a first-person, multiplayer, action VR game where you team up in co-op mode to engage in fights around the Marvel Universe. After Lockjaw teleports you into the mission, you get to choose from a roster of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes to battle against Super Villains like Ronan the Accuser and other Kree foes.
Release date is slated for sometime in 2018, launching on Rift + Touch. In the meantime, check out our hands-on with Marvel Powers United VR.
Comic-Con visitors will also get a crack at the first public demo of the game. Oculus Rift + Touch stations will be featured at the Marvel Booth so you can play all four characters as they take on Ronan the Accuser with the help of the Inhumans’ teleporting dog Lockjaw.