As we all know, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are working on Marvel’s Avengers, the latest title based on this universe. But, that is not the first game starring the group of superheroes, since there was another title from THQ called The Avengers, which unfortunately was canceled a long time ago.
The development of The Avengers game started in 2010. Shortly afterwards its cancellation was made official, so PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC players were left wanting to play it. A long time has passed since then and by surprise, the gameplay of this project was now revealed. Thanks to this, we can get an idea of what THQ was planning for this release.
The plan of the company was to release the game alongside the first Avengers movie, so it would be based on Secret Invasion. However, the project was not lucky, as the company just went through financial problems when development was active. Due to this, the game was canceled and was not recovered in the future. The gameplay was found on a hard drive purchased by Obscure Gamers, a community dedicated to preserving games.
According to the gameplay that you can check below, The Avengers was going to be a first-person game. The interesting thing is that characters like Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor were going to be controlled, each with their own special abilities. Most of the environments were at an early stage of their design. However, the characters seem almost finished. The game was to focus on cooperative gameplay for up to 4 players.
As per the information, the gameplay video is running on an Xbox 360. It is not known if there is a more complete version of the game, but it is not ruled out that there is more material that shows its development at a more advanced stage.
In any case, Marvel’s Avengers will release on September 4 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.