Marvel Powers United VR announced, exclusive to Oculus Rift

D23: Marvel comes to VR with Oculus exclusive Powers United.

D23: Marvel comes to VR with Oculus exclusive Powers United.

The Walt Disney Company's Video Game Showcase panel at the D23 Expo yesterday, Marvel Games announced Powers United VR. The game is being made by Oculus and Sanzaru Games and will be exclusive to the Oculus Store and the Rift headset. Oculus Studios promises "more than a dozen playable characters" from the Marvel Comics universe, including Rocket Raccoon, Hulk, and Captain Marvel. 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.

Interestingly, it also seems like players will have access to special abilities unique to the character they are playing. You can check it out below courtesy of UploadVR. The combat with Hulk is more focused on short-distance punches with his arms, while Mrs. Marvel can launch long-range energy rays. As Rocket, you'll get to guns as you blast everything around you. (Unfortunately, no Monica Rambeau at the moment.) There's also a fourth playable character, whom io9 wrote they "can't reveal just yet". Further information can be found at the official Marvel Powers United VR website. While the game will be launching exclusively for the Oculus Rift (which recently saw a noticeable price drop), it's worth noting that players will need to have a fairly capable PC to run the game.

Powers United VR by Oculus Studios. Developed by Senzaru Studios using characters from Marvel Entertainment  The Walt Disney Company
Powers United VR by Oculus Studios. Developed by Senzaru Studios using characters from Marvel Entertainment The Walt Disney Company

Powers United VR, an Oculus-exclusive, looks pretty similar to existing VR wave shooters like Robo Recall, though its multiplayer could spice things up a bit.

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