Years and years ago when the original THQ was about, before becoming THQ Nordic, the company was working an a first person The Avengers game. However, that game never met the light of day and it seemed lost to time. The Avengers was meant to be released in 2012 at the same time as the movie, though it was not going to be a movie tie in title. Instead it would have been based on the Secret Invasion storyline. While this game was scrapped that idea was eventually used for Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth which was released on Xbox 360 and Wii U in 2012.
Not everything has disappeared about that The Avengers title and now ObscureGamers have found a partial build of it. The footage below shows the game running on the Xbox 360.
It seems that the game was canceled as THQ’s financial problems as well as the shutdown of THQ Australia where the game was being developed. THQ tried to keep the project alive but Marvel put an end to it. Of course, since 2012 the Marvel Avengers franchise has continued to grow thanks to the movies. It has led to games such as LEGO Marvel Avengers, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 and the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers title.
We have had some time with Marvel’s Avengers and in the preview Stefan wrote:
I think the best way to think of it is probably in terms of Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Destiny, but with the production values of the modern Tomb Raider series for story telling. Taking a look at the Wartable, there’s a mixture of solo main story missions to complete, each of which has been designed with a particular character in mind and looking to make the most of their archetype – so expect plenty of flying around as Stark, while there’ll be more smashy-smashy fun as Banner’s green alter-ego. On the other side of things are the more general Warzone missions, which you can also play solo or tackle with up to four players in online co-op, and these have to be designed with the gamut of heroes in mind. While the solo hero missions are there to push the main narrative forward, the Warzone missions look to expand the storyline, with various mission types like a High Value Target.
You can read the full preview here.