The Avengers is a cancelled video game based on the upcoming superhero film (with Iron Man, Hulk and Thor) which was planned to be released along with it. The project was under development by THQ Studio Australia (Studio Oz) when THQ decided to close it. At the time of the closure they had already poured 18 months of hard work into crafting what was anticipated to be a high quality Marvel movie game instead of just another licensed title. When the developers at the studio got wind that Studio Oz was in trouble, they made these videos for Marvel in hope that the comic book giant would come on board and prevent any closures. Despite the superhero first-person brawler impressing Marvel, the project was ultimately canned by THQ.
The game was being developed for Xbox 360 and PS3, with THQ’s Melbourne studio, Blue Tongue, said to have been working on the PC version. Approximately 200 people in total were working on the game, including Blue Tongue and outsourcing.
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