Ms. Marvel and The Vision Were Almost in THE AVENGERS… Video Game

Hey guys, remember that Avengers video game? No I’m not talking about the one that came out in the mid-1990s where your character shouted ‘NOOO!!!’ every time they got hit. Though that was a classic game (I dare you to argue against that), I’m referring to the game that was supposed to accompany the 2012 film about the super team. Unfortunately that project was scrapped very early in its development. The company that was in charge of producing the game was THQ, a studio most famous for developing games like Company of Heroes, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, and the Saints Row series. THQ shut down its Australian studio in 2011 in an attempt to cut costs and pivot away from games made for children and licensed games. Unfortunately, one of those licensed games was The Avengers. All that’s left is three minutes of gameplay testing footage and some concept art.

The video shows a first person gameplay perspective through various Avengers while the concept art features designs for Ms. Marvel, The Vision, Baxter Building: The Negative Zone, a S.H.I.E.L.D. Conduit, and a Manhattan Crash Site. Although this only shows the beginning stages of the game, it all looks pretty good. I can only imagine how much better it would’ve look on a next-gen system. Seeing this makes me wonder how a game like this can get shut down but Duke Nukem Forever can somehow make it through the cracks. Oh well, maybe someday Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will get an action/adventure game worthy of them. Until then, enjoy what could have been.









































SOURCE: ComicBookMovie