Oculus and Sanzaru Games today announced their upcoming co-op VR game for Rift, MARVEL Powers United VR, finally has a release date. The game, which lets you take on the powers of a number of Marvel superheroes, is slated to launch on July 26th. To boot, the studios also announced they’re including Black Panther to the lineup of playable characters.
The co-op VR game, which was first revealed at Disney D23 fan expo in summer of last year, was created by Marvel Games, Sanzaru Games, and Oculus Studios. Featuring co-op missions, you use each superhero’s unique powers in online multiplayer, revisiting some of the familiar Marvel locations made famous in films past.
Pre-orders for Marvel Powers United VR are now open here, with the game priced at $40.
Black Panther is also joining the cast of previously announced characters, making the total revealed lineup Black Panther, Captain Marvel, The Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, Deadpool, Black Bolt, Crystal, and Thor. The game will ship on with 18 playable heroes, eight villains to battle, and ten recognizable locations.
While Black Pather’s specific abilities aren’t specified as such, Oculus says that his Vibranium-powered suit gives users “super-human strength, agility, and endurance.”
Oculus says more info is yet to come, and will be sharing more as we near the game’s July 26th launch date.
We went hands-on with Marvel Powers United VR back during an Oculus event that was simultaneously timed with Disney’s D23. Check it out here in the meantime to learn more about the nitty gritty of what makes the game tick.
You can also demo Marvel Powers United VR at select retail locations for yourself, which lets you choose from Black Bolt, Captain Marvel, Crystal, The Hulk, and Thor in a co-op battle mission.