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June 23 2011
Captain America: Super Soldier - PS3 Preview
Release Date Distributer Publisher Developer
10/6/2011SegaSegaNext Level Games
Offline Players Online players Price Anticipation
1None$99.95
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Captain America takes on some Nazi's...
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Chris Evans voices Captain America in the game.

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Expect plenty of acrobatics.
There is little doubt that the upcoming film Captain America: The First Avenger will do massive business at the box office when it releases in a few weeks’ time and, as expected, there is a video game tie-in. Called Captain America: Super Soldier this game ties into the movie’s release but with an new storyline written by Christos Gage (who has written on Law & Order: SVU, Numbers, various films and, most importantly, some Captain America books). The storyline follows Captain America, the ultimate super-solder, in the darkest days of World War II, taking on Hydra who have taken control of a large castle complex.

In the game you will Captain America's legendary shield which can be used to take out multiple enemies at once, or deflect incoming fire. A directional combat system allows you to attack enemies in any directions. The game will also see Captain America using acrobatic moves and puzzle solving to infiltrate Hydra's castle complex.

One positive aspect to this game is th fact that actor Chris Evans will be reprising his role from the film as Captain America. Sadly there's no word on any other actors reprising their roles, and also disappointingly there doesn't appear to be any multiplayer in the game.

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The Captain America game will be out in time for the movie in July.
Visually the surrounding screenshots do look impressive, and indeed in-game it seems to move fairly slickly as well. While this is developer Next Level Games' first PS3 title it looks to be shaping up pretty nicely and for those of you with 3DTV's the developers will be including support for the additional dimension.

Being a video game based on a movie is almost always justification to be skeptical about the final products quality - and more often than not it's the games that don't have to release to coincide with a movie release that is the better product - but this game is looking decent enough from what we've seen so far and along with the movie it may be one to watch.