Marvel Powers United VR Adds Black Panther to Roster

It’s been almost a year since Oculus and Marvel first announced that superhero action title Marvel Powers United VR would be coming to Oculus Rift headsets. There have been several Marvel films out since then, with one of the most popular and successful being Black Panther. No wonder that Marvel Games, Sanzaru Games and Oculus Studios have now announced that T’Challa, aka the Black Panther, will be joining the team-up.

So far seven playable characters have been revealed for the title, with players able to choose between Captain Marvel, The Hulk, Rocket Racoon, Deadpool, Black Bolt, Crystal and Thor, with Black Panther being the newest on the roster.

Black Panther can wield the amazing strength, agility and endurance of the Panther God as well as his remarkable vibranium suit which protects him from harm and help him come to the aid of allies when they are in danger.

Marvel Powers United VR is available for pre-order from today, and interested customers can find further information on the Oculus Store. The full experience is expected to go live on 26th July, 2018, with a price point of $39.99 (USD).

VRFocus were lucky enough to get a hands-on preview of Marvel Powers United VR, where it was said: “The core gameplay loop of Marvel Powers United VR is to have the team of players defend a central objective. This begins simply by fending-off waves of increasingly varied and powerful enemies before evolving into a fetch-quest in which players must gather power cells. The final evolution of the formula sees boss characters enter the fray, requiring much more co-operation and a greater mix of skillsets to takedown.”

The title is currently believed to be an Oculus Rift exclusive, and there is no work on if it will be ported to other platforms such as the Oculus Go.

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