Next summer, Marvel’s Star-Spangled Avenger, Captain America, will hit the screen once again with actor Chris Evans donning the red, white, and blue. Marvel hopes that if 20 years couldn’t erase the memory of the Cap’s straight-to-video disaster of the 1990s, this next big-budget flick -- called Captain America: The First Avenger -- will.
First thing that should be clear is that this isn’t a movie game per se. Sure, while Sega has yet to lock down a release date for the title, it’s likely Super Soldier will hit shelves very close to the film’s summer 2011 release. And yeah, in the demo they showed off, that definitely looked like Evans under the Cap’s mask.
But given gaming’s history with poor film-to-game adaptation, Sega’s making it a point to mention that Super Soldier will feature its own unique story, penned by noted comic writer, Christos Gage. The story will take place during World War II, with Captain America facing off against the nefarious Red Skull and his army. The line here, as it is with many of these “it’s not a movie game” PR messages these days, is that it exists in the same world as the movie, but expect a completely independent story written specifically for the title.
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