Superheroes in virtual reality (VR) is an undeniably enticing concept, and something that VRFocus has written about in the past. Today sees the concept shift from dream to reality however as Marvel has announced its first VR videogame, coming to the Samsung Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD). That title is Marvel Superpowered, and is currently on display at Samsung’s own showcase at the Unpacked event in Berlin.
Marvel Superpowered offers users the chance to explore a number of items from the Marvel universe as well as experience what it’s like to don an Iron Man armour using the heads-up display (HUD) from the Mark 34 version of the suit, and even view a section of 2012’s The Avengers on a VR-simulated screen.
Interestingly, Marvel Superpowered is on display at the event with a number of faceplates for the Gear VR itself. An example can be seen below. It’s not clear if these are custom sets made specifically for the event or if consumers will be able to change the plates around themselves. VRFocus will continue to follow Marvel Superpowered going forward, reporting back with any further updates.