Sunday 23 October 2016

Video outs cancelled cooperative Avengers game

Emma Clark

Published 30/11/2015 | 11:46


THQ had a cooperative Avengers title in its portfolio, but cancelled it in 2012 after a couple of rough quarters, but a video shows how it was shaping up.

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We could have lived out our dreams of being an Avenger, in a non-LEGO game, but THQ shut it down. Now, footage has emerged showing how it was shaping up.

The Avengers game was to be a first-person cooperative title. Players would have been able to link up with three of their friends, or AI, using abilities and set up combo moves. Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America were to be the four main characters with Black Widow and Hawkeye available as unlocks.

Unseen 64 and DidYouKnowGaming put together an in-depth video featuring development details, assets, and footage from the now-cancelled game.

Marvel comic writer Brian Michael Bendis was on board to pen the narrative of the game that would have echoed the Secret Invasion comics he wrote. Studio Australia was in charge of the game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with Blue Tongue taking on the PC version.

It was planned that this game would be released alongside the 2012 Avengers film, but that didn’t pan out. THQ faced tough times in 2011/12 and sacrificed the expensive project as a result.

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