Footage of a canceled Avengers game has surfaced on YouTube. The footage originates from a proposed game set for release in 2012 at the same time as the first Avengers film. Sadly, Marvel terminated the contract with THQ, and this led to its cancelation.
The footage, (over ten minutes in total), comes courtesy of gaming historian Andrew Borman and can be seen below via his Youtube channel. By appearances, the untitled game footage follows in the steps of four-player co-op games seen by Left 4 Dead.
It means each player controls a member of the Avengers, from Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and Iron Man.
A short trailer was released in 2012 onto Youtube, offering a glimpse at pre-alpha footage. The newly discovered gameplay gives a far more in-depth look at what the game could have eventually become.
Initially slated for May 15, Marvel’s Avengers was delayed, and Crystal Studios issued a statement in response. The studio declared its ambitions to “deliver the ultimate Avengers gaming experience.”
“In order to achieve that goal, we have made the difficult decision to move the release date of Marvel’s Avengers to September 4, 2020.”
“We committed to delivering an original story-driven campaign, engaging co-op, and compelling content for years to come,”
“To that end, we will spend this additional development time focusing on fine tuning and polishing the game to the high standards our fans expect and deserve.”
On May 27, according to a post via the official Marvel’s Avengers Twitter, a special live stream will take place on June 24. New gameplay and co-op content is expected during the stream.
Slated for September 4, 2020, Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers will be available via Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.
We’ve reassembled at home and are working to finish our mission. We can’t wait to show you new gameplay and co-op in our first Marvel's Avengers WAR TABLE stream on June 24! #Reassemble pic.twitter.com/fi4DxuYwZk
— Marvel's Avengers (@PlayAvengers) May 27, 2020