A Three-Minute Look At THQ’s Avengers, Disassembled

A Three-Minute Look At THQ’s Avengers, Disassembled

THQ’s big-time bloodletting back in August meant the end of its Brisbane, Australia studio and scuttled the publisher’s planned video game adaptation of The Avengers. Footage of the game in its pre-alpha state released last week and was immediately smashed by YouTube. Now another video has leaked out.

[Kotaku AU Editor: The original post that we published last week that explains the project in a bit more depth can be found here. The videos that were leaked to us were uploaded onto YouTube but were removed within hours of publication after THQ lodged a copyright complaint to the video hosting site. We have re-published this US post for those who did not get a chance to see the clip last week.]

You can get a look at how Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Super Skrull would have fought in this game, if this footage is on the level. I don’t have any confirmation that it is, although given its elaborate quality and earlier leaks, it seems reasonable to think so. It also resembles some videos that Kotaku Australia found on Thursday purporting to show the unfinished work on the Avengers game.

In August, THQ vaporized its MX vs. ATV series and walked away from de Blob. Two months earlier it shuttered Kaos Studios, makers of Homefront.

[h/t Fabrizio E.]


  • OMFG that looked amazing!!! Such a shame we won’t get to see this game. Instead we’ll probably get some schlock churned out in mere weeks that will just be another crap movie game tie-in.

  • This game is actually looking really cool for a movie game! Studios are usually given 2.5 – 3 years to make these games, it probably was too expensive to make here or they wanted it finished by a certain date where we lack man power here to do so.
    I would be surprised if it was canceled due to them not liking how it looks/plays since it looks fairly good on the outside.

  • Man, that looks awesome! I’m guessing it had some RPG elements due to all the XP flying around.

    I wonder what story arc it followed.

    If anyone from the dev team reads this, great work and sorry to see it got the axe. I hope you all land on your feet.

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