We’re still hoping to see a lot more playable heroes in Marvel Powers United VR when it launches on Oculus Rift later this month but, today, developer Sanzaru Games is announcing some villains we’ll be facing off with.
Symbiotic Spider-Man villain, Venom, and robotic Avengers enemy, Ultron, are both appearing in the game. As far as we can tell these aren’t playable characters but instead bosses that will pop up during levels. Based on what we’ve already seen of bosses in the game, they’ll pose a significant threat and will require players to come together to take them down before it’s too late. They join Loki and Ronan the Accuser as threats you’ll encounter.
Venom’s inclusion in particular gives us hope, as Spider-Man himself hasn’t been announced as a playable character yet. Hopefully this means the web-slinger is set for a big reveal in the next few weeks. I mean, you can’t have Venom in something and not have Spider-Man in it too, right? Sony?
Ultron, meanwhile, looks much closer to his comic book form rather than the James Spader-voiced mechanical madman seen in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’d be nice if his appearance meant that some levels had us fighting his army of minions rather than the scores of Kree soldiers we’ve seen so far, but that’s not confirmed yet.
Last week Oculus confirmed that Powers United VR is launching on July 26th for $39.99, with Black Panther as a playable character. Check back in the days leading up to launch for more reveals.