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Ahead of the July 19 release of Captain America: Super Soldier, SEGA has debuted new art and background information for some of the villains players will encounter in the third-person action game.
Tying into the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger feature film, Super Soldier allows gamers, playing as the Sentinel of Liberty, to engage in free-flowing combat and acrobatic platforming to infiltrate a mysterious castle and battle the Iron Cross, the forces of HYDRA and a host of enemies serving the Red Skull in an attempt to stop evil scientist Arnim Zola.
You can see screenshots, art and descriptions for Baron von Strucker, Madame Hydra and a sniper after the break.
Baron von Strucker
Baron Wolfgang von Strucker was born into Prussian nobility with familial association to the secret society known as Hydra. Ambitious, arrogant and harboring a particular distaste for the lower-class, Strucker quickly rose through Hydra, becoming proficient in both combat and tactics. Intercepted documents suggest he is pursuing development of advanced weaponry known as the “Satan Claw” for personal use.
Hydra has a longstanding tradition of the role of Madame Hydra, the highest-ranking female in its organization. Little is known about the current Madame Hydra, except that she is respected and feared as a ruthless fighter. Madame Hydra is rumored to be an expert in poisons and torture, and is proficient in coaxing information out of those she captures.
The Sniper is one of the ranged enemies Cap will encounter, and is the foot soldier of Arnim Zola’s security forces. These men are top conditioned Hydra soldiers, augmented by a weak version of Red Skull’s serum-enhanced DNA. Armed either with rifles or shotguns they strike from a distance with careful precision, making well-timed use of Cap’s shield essential.