Sega announced yesterday that it is making a WWII-themed Captain America companion game alongside the upcoming movie for all consoles and handhelds for 2011.
Captain America: Super Soldier is a third-person action game in which players control Captain America as he ventures to the castle of Red Skull. Using his shield in free-flowing combat, Captain America must face off against Iron Cross, the forces of Hydra, and whoever is fighting for the nefarious Red Skull.
The game will use the shield in a variety of ways, from attacking multiple enemies at once, to solving puzzles and scaling walls. Considering what military creations lay inside the confines of the castle-turned-base, players better be prepared to use that shield and other super-soldier abilities if they want to stay alive.
The 360 and PS3 version of the game will be produced by Next Level Games. Next Level Games is most remembered for its Nintendo-published Super Mario Sluggers franchise and its remake of Punch-Out!! for the Wii, but it has also produced other titles such as Spider-Man: Friend or Foe and Transformers: Cybertron Adventures. Other versions appear to be developed by High Voltage Software, a developer best known for its Wii ventures, including The Conduit, Tournament of Legends, and the still-unreleased The Grinder.