Marvel has confirmed that a video game tie-in for the company’s upcoming 2012 blockbuster, The Avengers, is still on the agenda, though after the recent closure of THQ Studio Austrialia it will fall into the hands of another development team.
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.
Having published The Incredibly Hulk, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor: God of Thunder, and Captain America: Super Soldier, our money is on SEGA to pick up the pieces. However, it’s very unlikely that the chosen studio will start off from where THQ’s Brisbane division left the project.
Though we usually advise staying clear from nearly all video game/movie tie-ins, the studio’s FPS/RPG hybrid interpretation of the Avengers universe had us scooping our jaws up from the ground.