Marvel: Powers United VR Announced for Oculus Rift

Marvel Entertainment, Sanzaru Games, and Oculus Studios have announced Marvel: Powers United VR.

The new virtual reality-based game is coming sometime next year, exclusively for the Oculus Rift. Featured above, you can view the game’s announcement trailer.

The confirmed playable characters thus far include: Rocket Raccoon, Captain Marvel, the Hulk, and Ronan the Accuser. Marvel is promising a full roster of playable characters at launch.

Here’s the rundown on the game, via its official website:


Unleash your rage and smash foes, lock n’ load your favorite plasma cannons, or take to the skies with powerful photon blasts. Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, Captain Marvel, and a powerful roster of Marvel’s greatest heroes are ready for battle. Suit up, power up, and team up with friends to engage in immersive, explosive co-op fights from across the Marvel Universe. Be the hero and unleash your powers now!

Key Features

  • Unleash Your Inner Hero: Be the hero—with the power of Rift + Touch. Transform into your favorite Marvel Super Hero and wield their amazing powers and weaponry in your hands. Move freely through iconic environments on the ground, in-flight, or with special moves with intuitive controls and smart locomotion.
  • Squad Goals: Defend the galaxy on your own or call in friends to forge the ultimate team for epic co-op action. Immortalize your achievements with custom comic covers and share them on Facebook with the in-game comic cover feature.
  • The Ultimate Mashup: Spanning the far reaches of space and time, enemy forces and Super Villains converge and strike, presenting new challenges and testing your team with each play through.
  • Tons of Unlockables: Heroes earn many rewards—prove yourself on the battlefield and unlock new content, surprises, and more!

Choose Your Hero

  • Rocket Raccoon: A genetically modified and cybernetically enhanced alien raccoon-like creature with a penchant for large explosive weaponry and shiny relics. Rocket, a mercenary turned hero, is a master tactician and weapons marksman. Rocket has a versatile assortment of weaponry and gadgets for any occasion. His trusty blasters, jet pack and strategically-placed sticky bombs make him a pint sized powerhouse and invaluable asset to the team.
  • Captain Marvel: Carol Danvers, an accomplished Air Force pilot, was involved in an accident exposing her to cosmic radiation, altering her genetic structure making her into a half-Kree superhuman with incredible powers. Donning the name Captain Marvel, she is a natural leader and a heavy hitter on the team, casting devastating Photon Beams and Energy Blasts at enemies in battle.
  • The Hulk: When brilliant scientist Bruce Banner was caught in the detonation of an experimental gamma bomb, he was heavily irradiated, giving him the incredible, rage-fueled ability to transform into the Hulk! An enormous green-skinned being with incredible strength, durability and regenerative powers, the Hulk provides his team with heavy support and defense. With his size, power and abilities like Thunder Clap and Seismic Pound, he stands at the front of the team, leaping into battle to smash anything in his way.
  • Ronan the Accuser: A Kree zealot born on the Kree homeworld of Hala, Ronan joined the Accuser Corps and quickly ascended to the highest ranks. As the powerful Supreme Accuser, Ronan enforces Kree laws and delivers Kree justice across the galaxy. He seeks power to deliver this judgment and will destroy those who stand in his way of obtaining it.

Finally, if you’re at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel: Powers United VR will be playable. SDCC 2017 runs from July 20th to the 23rd, where Marvel will also reveal a new character.

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  • Mr0303

    Not a bad idea, but the trailer could’ve been without the real life Hulk roar. Lockjaw at the end suggests that there may be some Inhumans playable.

  • NukeA6

    That Hulk roar imitation is one of the most cringe-inducing things I’ve seen in gaming this year. You made a good idea for once Marvel; no need to make it look bad too.

  • Magnifico Ginormous

    Yaaah my favorite MCU pushed characters surely nobody going to get tired ever of these vapid fucks, a lot of people agree considering how the XMen/Deadpool movies blow up the box office films that don’t give a fuck about the beaten into the ground Marvel Movie Method which Marvel/Disney probably hate them more for than holding those properties, Sony wanted to make its own universe of bland MCU style clones for Spider-Man and look want happened Marvel suddenly wants to play ball with em.

  • Kessek

    Another cheap 10 minute tech demo.

  • Lea Pastillaroja

    are you constantly seeing Roket’s nose when you play as him?
    Also ditch the dyke Ms Marvel alrready the older design was way better

  • CyborgNinja

    Every time I see the new “Captain” Marvel, I have to think about how hot Ms Marvel used to be… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/33150ccf312ee33b99611c9de2a5daa1157efc6a88f1d9886525b04af552d6b9.jpg

  • Lea Pastillaroja

    Quick Silver need to pull a Flashpoint on the Marvel Universe to errase everything that happen after SJWs took over