It's a bit surprising that we don't already have an Avengers video game since the movie is in theaters now pretty much everywhere. That could be a good thing as video games based on comic book movies rarely are worth playing.
Today, Marvel Entertainment and Ubisoft have announced they are working on a game based on the Avengers but it's not inspired by the movie. According to a press release posted by Superherohype, Ubisoft Quebec is working on "Avengers: Battle For Earth."
The game will have interactive environments and be inspired by "iconic" Marvel comic artwork and the Secret Invasion storyline. The game is due in the Fall for Xbox 360 with Kinect and Nintendo's Wii U system. What about PS3?
Here's what Tony Key, US senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft had to say:
We are excited to team up with Marvel Entertainment to bring some of the most iconic comic book characters from the Marvel line-up to life in motion-gaming. Fans of the Marvel universe and superhero games are going to love the extensive combinations of characters, motion-controlled moves and competitive gameplay.
What about characters?
Andreea Enache-Thune, senior vice president of games and digital distribution at Marvel had this to say:
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth features 20 different characters, including Avengers such as Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor, as well as other fan-favorite super heroes and super villains from the Marvel Universe.
Obviously we will be skeptical until we see more.
There is a website for the game but so far there is no information besides the logo and the option to sign up to Ubisoft's newsletter and announcements. A Secret Invasion game would be great. Will the game be great? Kinect and Wii U? Let's start hoping and crossing our fingers right now.