Two lesser-known villains (and one big baddie) are joining the cast of Marvel: Powers United VR today.
Publisher Oculus has announced that Madame Hydra and Scientist Supreme will both appear as bosses in the VR action game. You won’t get to play as them, but you will be able to face off with them in the middle of levels.
Though you might not have heard of the characters, you’ll probably recognize the groups they represent. Madame Hydra is, obviously, one of the heads of Hydra, an evil organization bent on world domination that Captain America often finds himself butting heads with. Scientist Supreme, meanwhile, has had many incarnations but operates under the banner of A.I.M., another group of baddies that uses technological smarts to overcome their foes.
But the description Oculus provided for the two characters also seems to confirm another big Marvel baddie that you may just have heard of is in the game. Scientist Supreme’s bio — also available on the official website — reads: “Utilizing A.I.M. technology with the support of ground forces from Hydra, the Kree, and Ultron for the mighty Thanos, she is determined to decimate anyone who stands in their path.”
Yup, that Thanos. The one that does the thing in a certain blockbuster Avengers movie. We’d long suspected he would be in the game given his newfound status as the big bad of the entire Marvel universe, but now it seems confirmed we’ll get to square off with him in VR. From the looks of it, he’ll be behind the game’s larger story; we wonder if he’ll be wielding a certain gauntlet?
This announcement also seems to confirm that we’ll also be squaring off with the larger Hydra and Ultron factions in the game. So far we’ve only seen our heroes go up against armies of Kree warriors, so it will definitely be nice to get some variety amongst the cannon fodder.
Marvel: Powers United VR is releasing on July 26th exclusively on the Oculus Rift. We’ll hear more about the game at a comic-con panel this week.