Magneto! Welcome to die!
X-Men supervillain Magneto is set to appear in Oculus Rift exclusive, Marvel Powers United VR, it’s been announced today. The mutant menace will give players grief (and hopefully hilariously bad dialogue clips) as they battle it out in four-player co-op levels as some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes. His mastery of metal is sure to give you a hard time.
Magneto is arguably one of the most famous villains that Marvel has ever produced, though his inclusion here is still surprising. For starters, there haven’t been any other X-Men characters confirmed for the game yet, so this gives us hope that the likes of Wolverine and Cyclops will be playable. It’s also generally thought that Marvel’s merry mutants take a backseat in the videogame department whilst Fox holds the movie rights to the characters; there were no X-Men to speak of in last year’s Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, for example. Could Magneto’s inclusion here signal the end of those times?
Elsewhere, Dr. Strange baddie Dormammu is also joining the fray. You may remember him from the ending of Strange’s first solo movie outing back in 2016. He’s generally considered one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel universe, so good luck fighting him. Again, Strange himself hasn’t been confirmed for the game yet, so hopefully this is a sign of things to come. The pair join already-announced villains like Venom, Ultron, Loki and Ronan the Accuser.
Marvel: Powers United VR is due to launch on July 26th for $39.99. Look out for even more reveals in the weeks leading up to launch.