Ever wonder why there was no big-budget video game released alongside The Avengers in 2012? Well, there was going to be, but the studio making it closed before it could be finished.
New footage compiled by Unseen 64 and DidYouKnowGaming has surfaced revealing the now defunct THQ Austrailia’s game based on Marvel’s The Avengers movie. While it’s not really surprising to learn that a video game based around one of the biggest movies ever was in production, the revelation that it was a first-person action game is truly something to make note of.
The game was in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with PC and Wii U ports also slated for a later date. Titled The Avengers: The Movie, the game put players in control of either Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, or Thor, with Black Widow and Hawkeye planned as unlockable characters. Co-op play for up to four players was also in the cards.
Brian Michael Bendis, one of Marvel’s most popular comics writers, was also reportedly attached to the project before it was scrapped sometime before the film’s 2012 release due to high production costs and financial problems for THQ, which eventually closed its doors altogether in early 2013.
Watch the mini documentary below and wallow in the fact that the only Avengers video games are silly mobile and tablet releases and not this interesting-looking first-person adventure game.