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LONDON&SAN FRANCISCO (October 6 th, 2010) – SEGA ® Europe Ltd. and SEGA ® of America, Inc. today announced that they will be bringing Marvel Entertainment Inc.’s famed Super Hero franchise Captain America™ to video game systems in an original WWII adventure. Captain America: Super Soldier™ is slated for release in summer 2011 and will be available on Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION ®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ home video game system.
“Videogame players the world over can now become Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Captain America,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA America.“ Captain America: Super Soldier puts players in the boots of the ultimate Super Soldier, wielding Captain America’s legendary shield. Working closely with Marvel ensures we’re delivering the calibre of product that gamers and comic fans deserve and it’s a partnership we’re proud of here at SEGA.”
Captain America: Super Soldier is a third person action adventure game which combines dynamic acrobatic platforming with a fast and fluid melee combat system. Written by renowned Marvel comic writer Christos Gage, the game follows an engaging storyline set within the period of WWII. Players will take the role of‘Super Soldier’ Captain America and test their skills as they battle infamous enemies such as Iron Cross, the Hydra Army and the legendary Red Skull.
At their disposal is Captain America’s iconic shield, which will be utilised as both a defensive and offensive weapon and be used to execute dozens of innovative and exhilarating moves. The legendary comic book character truly comes to life scaling wallsand taking out multiple enemies in this exciting combat game.
The original story for Captain America: Super Soldier is being penned by noted comic, film, and TV writer Christos Gage, the primary writer for the Marvel’s Avengers: The Initiative series of comics. Gage has written numerous books for major Marvel characters, including Siege: Captain America, The Invincible Iron Man, X-Men, Spider-Man, Civil War: House of M, and Union Jack.
Gage wrote his original story for Captain America: Super Soldier so that the setting coincides with the upcoming movie of the same name, but he infused the game with immersive twists designed to enhance gameplay alongside all-new cinematic action sequences.
The preeminent super hero introduced during the WWII era, Captain America was created by the legendary team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1941. Over 200 million Captain America issues have been sold in 75 countries and the shield-wielding hero is a key member of the Avengers alongside comic book icons The Hulk™, Iron Man™, and Thor™.
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About SEGA ® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA ® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA ® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at www.sega.com
About SEGA ® of America Inc .:
SEGA ® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA ® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com .
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