‘Marvel United VR’ brings your favorite comic book characters to Oculus Rift in VR

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The day virtual reality gamers have been hoping for has arrived: Marvel is launching a VR game that will let you take on the role of some of the best-known heroes in Marvel universe.

Announced at the D23 Expo on Saturday, Marvel Powers United VR will bring a wide range characters (over a dozen, according to Oculus) to VR, letting you slip on the Oculus Rift and Touch and wield the powers comic book fans have always dreamed of.

The title is a collaborative effort between Marvel, Sanzaru Games, and Oculus Studios. The full list of playable character hasn’t been released, but the launch trailer reveals that we’ll get to play the game as the Hulk, Rocket Raccoon (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Captain Marvel.

It’s hard to tell exactly how good the game looks just from the trailer, but the renderings of the three characters look “just good enough” compared to some of the top-tier VR games currently on the market. Nevertheless, “good enough” will be fine for many comic heads who will just be happy to become their favorite characters.

The first taste the public will get beyond the trailer will be at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 19. If you can’t make it to that event, you’ll have to wait until 2018, when Marvel Powers United VR is officially released.

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