I don’t know how I missed this at New York Comic-Con. Avengers: Damage Control is a fully immersive virtual reality that takes place after the events in Avengers: Endgame. This game lets you visit various Marvel locations like Shuri’s lab in Wakanda, Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, a S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, and a Damage Control facility.
Located at the Oculus in downtown Manhattan (and at other locations nationwide) this pop up started this past Friday and runs until the end of the month. For $39.95 plus the tax, you’re as close to an actual Star Trek Holodeck as you’ll get in the next 15 years with this game.
From the event’s website: “Assemble alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Damage Control, an all-new virtual reality adventure from Marvel Studios and ILMxLAB. Shuri has recruited your team of four to test her latest prototype design, a powerful new suit that combines Wakandan and Stark Industries technologies.”
“When a familiar enemy from the Avengers’ past seeks to steal the technology for themselves, your team must stop them before they unleash an oppressive new age upon the planet. Fight alongside some of your favorite Avengers like Doctor Strange, Wasp, Ant-Man, and more in a race to protect the world. Suit up, step in, and save the world in the ultimate Marvel Studios immersive experience. Available exclusively for a limited time at The VOID.“
When Stan Lee said he wanted to create a superhero world that was right outside your window, he was talking about this game. I’ve done other VR games before, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, How to Train Your Dragon and various other VR shooter games, but when they say that this is immersive, the team at ILMxLAB is not playing, the gameplay is fracking amazing.
Check out some pics of my visit to Avengers: Damage Control.
George Carmona 3rd is an Artist/Writer, former Milestone Media Intern, former DC Comics paper pusher, current book lover, and lifelong comic geek. He is the author of the DC Super Friends Joke Book from Penguin Random House. You can find his work at FistFullofArt.com or follow him on Twitter atGCarmona3.