Marvel is looking to bring some of its most popular - and some of its more obscure - characters to virtual reality with Marvel Powers United VR, a cooperative adventure game where players team up to beat up a variety of enemies.
D23 runs through the rest of the weekend. Video Games Showcase had a lot to excite gamers. This co-op multiplayer title puts up to four players in control of their favorite Marvel heroes as they fight together to take out infamous Marvel villains, complete missions, and compete for high scores. If you've always wanted to climb into virtual reality and smash down a pair of Oculus Touch controllers like The Hulk's fists, next year you'll get the chance. It's become rather obvious that Marvel has been pushing Captain Marvel as a character quite heavily, but people don't seem to be taking to her all that well. One time you may get the Kree and Ronan The Accuser as a boss; another time you'll get something totally different. They mention over on the official website that there will be "smart" "locomotion" implemented into the game, so you won't just teleport around. The inclusion of Captain Marvel is particularly interesting as it suggests that heroes not included in the Marvel cinematic universe - at least not yet - might make an appearance in the game. The game is being made by Oculus and Sanzaru Games and will be exclusive to the Oculus Store and the Rift headset.
Marvel: Powers United VR will launch in 2018 exclusively for Oculus Rift.