Marvel's 'The Avengers' confirmed for Ubisoft Quebec
It is seeming increasingly likely that The Avengers will be made for Xbox 360 after all.
After THQ closed their Brisbane Australia Studio's back around September 2011, the best we ever saw of the ongoing development was the Pre-Alpha Gameplay, which I uploaded to Youtube as it was leaked to the community. At the same time, I started a new Youtube account as our new site was born and transferred the Pre-Alpha footage across to the new account, which recived over 14,000 hits and comments in abundance, which were absurdely positive. People were literally gutted that development had ceased.
I was therefore surprised last week when I received a Copyright Infringement notice on said game almost 6 months later, which I thought little about at the time, until I began thinking about why...
It was a huge surprise to see that The Avengers (the film) broke box office records, Joss Whedon's film racked up over $100m in the US, becoming the first movie ever to secure such a figure in its second week on release. It has since taken over 1 BILLION DOLLARS worldwide, which is going to make a lot of ears prick up in the THQ camp.
Add this to the fact that they seem to be weeding out certain Youtube video's and a lot of finger pointing and gossip starts circulating round the web.
After all, with film figures like that, it's increasingly likely that someone somewhere in THQ have been kicking themselves, if indeed, the game was cancelled as the studio closed, which was never actually admitted by the developer.
Who knows, we may even see it sooner than we think. Enjoy the Pre-Alpha Footage below.
Footage released Sept 2011
Found this, which I totally missed when writing the article, which comes from Here
Developed by Ubisoft Quebec, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth’s interactive environments are inspired by iconic Marvel comic artwork and the Secret Invasion storyline. This game will be released this fall for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft with Kinect™ for Xbox360 and Nintendo’s Wii™ U™ system.
“We are excited to team up with Marvel Entertainment to bring some of the most iconic comic book characters from the Marvel line-up to life in motion-gaming,” said Tony Key, US senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. “Fans of the Marvel universe and superhero games are going to love the extensive combinations of characters, motion-controlled moves and competitive gameplay.”
“For the last few years, Marvel has positioned itself to deliver the absolute best in entertainment, be it in film, animation, comics or games,” said Andreea Enache-Thune, senior vice president of games and digital distribution at Marvel. “Partnering with Ubisoft is a big part of that ongoing movement. We are confident that Ubisoft’s talent matches Marvel’s own commitment to making the Avengers: Battle for Earth the best in the motion-controlled gaming category.”
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth features 20 different characters, including Avengers such as Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor, as well as other fan-favorite Super Heroes and Super Villains from the Marvel Universe.
For more information on Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, please visit: www.AvengersBattleForEarth.com