Article written by Jim Hargreaves.
Published on 18/09/2011 at 09:34 AM.
Last month we reported that THQ Brisbane had been working on an Avengers video game before the studio was shut down. Those lucky enough were able to get a glimpse of some test footage, including character renders and animations before Marvel removed the YouTube video.
We thought that would be the last we heard from the cancelled project, but fresh leaked footage has managed to find its way onto the web, depicting actual gameplay from an early build of the game.
Update: THQ has already removed the leaked in-game footage from YouTube. We will try and find another source, but for now you can still catch the video over at Kotaku.
This is something we weren’t expecting. Given THQ Studio Australia’s track record (consisting mainly of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Nicktoon titles) and the shameful cash-in conventions of tie-in video games, we were expecting a top-down button masher with very little substance, not a complex first person shooter/RPG hybrid akin to Borderlands or the more recent Dead Island.