Despite the fact I live 20 metres away from a cinema, I still haven't had the chance to see The Avengers yet. But all this hype has got me wondering precisely why THQ spent $16 million acquiring the license, then countless more millions developing the game, only to cancel it. Particularly when the pre-alpha footage looked so solid.
The Avengers game was the final project THQ Studio Australia was working on before its closure last year. When I was informed the game was actually shaping up well, I was cynical, but it did actually look like a well put together video game. This footage is pretty old -- we first had a look at it last September -- but I thought since everyone is going Avengers nuts at the moment, it might be worth revisiting.
For pre-alpha footage it looks great. The combat mechanics -- particularly Iron Man's -- look well polished and, most importantly, fun.
Shame this never made it to market.