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September 18 2011

(SPOILER) Footage from cancelled Avengers video game. Video contains locations and antagonists that might appear in the film, and some that definitely don't.

The game was in development for a little while, but was cancelled when a few other titles by the company failed to impress and failed to sell. It's a pretty big disappointment, as the footage looks fairly impressive, especially for a game based on a film. For the gamers: it looks like Borderlands, just not open world and with more melee.

Maybe they can give the project to EA, where they can use the Frostbite 2 game engine that they are using for Battlefield 3 to create more realistic game environments.
That looked really awesome, I can't believe it's being cancelled! My only complaint would be the FPS - why? Just because first person shooters are popular? If you're making a game based on a team of heroes, why would you want to be in first person perspective? Maybe it wasn't as good as it looked, and that's why it's finished...
personally I think a superheroes FPS game would be a great idea. First of all, it's never been done (to my knowledge), and it could be so much more immersive: instead of moving the Hulk on the screen, you *are* the Hulk! And you could still switch to another character on the fly, preserving at least part of the team aspect of the game.
On the flip side of what nyrk said, I wonder if they had a difficult time selling Marvel on the viability of a FPS that didn't involve that much shooting. The hand-to-hand type action/attacks I've seen in some of these over the years does end up being lacking, although from this footage it appears they were really going above and beyond to make the hand-to-hand attacks special. I know the idea of non-shooters in the first person date back at least to id software's early attempts on Quake, but they couldn't figure out how to do it and went back to guns.

Oh well, at least we got to see what the MoCap men might look like.
The problem with this would be realism. I know that doesn't sound much in terms of Superhero stuff, but why be Captain America when you can be Hulk or Thor and just smash through everything.
Sparticus: Captain America would most likely be a support character. While he may not have much appeal while playing alone, using Cap while in the up to four player co-op game would be very rewarding.

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