We previously reported that The Avengers game by THQ was canned. Before you get too excited this does NOT mean that the above footage will in fact be the game created. This is because all rights to this game have reverted back to Marvel Comics.
Here is what a spokesperson for Marvel told Gamestop earlier today:
“The rights for a video game based on Marvel’s Avengers IP have reverted back to Marvel. The company is in early stages of exploring potential publishing and licensing opportunities.”
So, with that being said we don’t really know what type of game we will end up with for The Avengers, but there will be an Avengers game. I’m hoping that whatever studio picks this up builds upon what THQ was doing. I know that they probably can’t take whatever THQ had made already…but I hope they follow the formula that THQ had already in the making. Which looked like it would turn out to be an amazing game.
The Avengers movie comes out May 4th, 2012. So this doesn’t leave much time for any studio to make an amazing game (or so we think). But if it’s anything like the pre-alpha footage we seen from THQ…we will take it!
Here to hoping!