Recently, there has been footage uncovered that shows a seemingly cancelled first-person Avengers game that was once in development at THQ.
The story of this game’s development dates back to around 2010 or 2011 when THQ Studio Australia and Blue Tongue Entertainment were working on an Avengers game that may have released alongside (or close to) the first MCU The Avengers film in 2012.
The whole project came crashing down when THQ’s financial problems got too much and they had to close down.
This was discovered by the Obscure Gamers group and the digital games curator of the Museum of Play, Andrew Borman. They discovered and uploaded what appears to be the only known footage of THQ’s canceled Avengers project. It seems that these were found on the hard drive of someone that was attached to the project.
The footage in question is rough, but it wasn’t finished, so that’s expected. The character animations, visuals, and objects all suggest that the project was in the very early stages of development when it was canceled.
It appears that THQ wanted to make a first-person co-op game that would have been based on the Secret Invasion storyline from the Marvel comics. Even though it would be a safe guess that the film was meant to be released at the same time as the movie – but with a different storyline.
Rough edges aside, it’s easy to imagine how this game could have played out. We will have to see how Square Enix’s Avengers game handles when it drops in September.