If you’re remotely interested in Marvel’s latest foray into VR you might like to know that kiosks are being setup across various countries at select participating retailers that allow you to play Marvel Powers United VR for the Oculus Rift.
Over on the Oculus blog they revealed that if you live in the United States you can visit Best Buy to play Marvel Powers United VR, or you can visit the Currys PC World or John Lewis outlets in the United Kingdom to play the game, or if yuou live in France you can drop by participating FNAC locations.
The game is headlined by the Liberal-darling and militant-feminist looking, Captain Marvel. Other playable characters include Hulk from Planet Hulk, Thor, Black Bolt, Crystal and Loki.
You can check out a demonstration of Marvel Powers United VR in action with the video below to briefly see what the gameplay is like.
The Oculus blog links to the Live Oculus portal where you can find a location near you if you want to play-test Marvel Powers United VR for free.
What I find interesting is that so far the Marvel games that have been really pushing for Captain Marvel as the lead haven’t really been doing all that well. The most recent victim being Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, which gave the cosmic heroine a fairly significant role in the game and even had her defeating the main boss along with help from Mega Man X and his Infinity Buster.
Given that VR sales haven’t exactly been bustling and Marvel has been having a tough time selling Captain Marvel, especially her comic books, I’m curious how well this will work out with this upcoming Marvel Powers United VR?
Some of the gameplay mechanics for a few of the characters actually seems really fun, though, especially Deadpool who has some fairly awesome moves that he can unleash that includes projectiles, guns, and swords that players can mix-and-match while facing off against enemies in the stages.
The four-player co-op title is one of the few games where it’s a four-player cooperative adventure with physics-based destruction, actual locomotion and decent graphics. We’ll see how well it all comes together when the game finally releases for VR headsets.