After spending more than a lifetime as Captain America, Steve Rogers passed that mantle on to his comrade-in-arms, Sam Wilson. With years of experience both as a solo hero and an Avenger, Sam Wilson combines his friend's legendary shield with his own incredible aerial skills as the All-New Captain America.
Digging into the Character
By Miles, Designer on Sam Wilson (Captain America)
After a long run as Captain America, Steve Rogers has decided to pass the mantle/shield onto his long time partner, Sam Wilson. Falcon quickly updated the suit with wing holes and started practicing his shield throws in time to headline his very own comic series. Now that Sam Wilson (Captain America) is here to stay, what does that mean for the game?
This character combines elements of Falcon and Captain America, so when we went to design Sam Wilson (Captain America) we started by taking a hard look at those two characters’ powers. Both Captain America and Falcon are essentially defensive characters, using shields and creating protect tiles. Falcon, however is more about agility and speed, where Captain America packs a bigger punch.
Wings of Liberty is a good example of Captain America and Falcon mechanics coming together. This power is meant to feel like a mix between Sentinel of Liberty and Bird Flock, creating a large number of protect tiles on Yellow. Divebomb is another good mix of ideas from both characters. It shows off the hard hitting, Captain America, side of the character in a way that keys off of the Falcony protect tiles made by Wings of Liberty. Using defense as offense is something both characters do in the comics and really comes out in this ability.
The Marvel universe is full of characters whose superpowers gives them a new way of moving around. These movement-based powers are some of the hardest to model in our game where the fighting is abstract and enemies are almost always “within reach” of your fists. All of Falcon’s powers have to do with flying around, but Inspiration seemed like it captured the most it. So we drew heavily on that power when designing Aerial Avenger.
Compiled by Casey, Designer on Marvel Puzzle Quest
Art from the Game
Check out some posters of the All-New Captain America!