Back when the first Avengers film was getting ready to blow up the box office, developer THQ was putting together a big-budget video game to match. But, though the film (obviously) proved a hit, the game bit the dust in development hell.
But we finally have a peek at what could’ve been. The folks at Unseen64 have put together a retrospective with concept art, gameplay footage and mockups from the game. Sure, it’s a bit dated now, but this still looks incredibly cool. The game would’ve reportedly followed the Secret Wars storyline from the comics, with Brian Michael Bendis reportedly attached to write the script. It would’ve featured Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor in major roles, with Black Widow, Hawkeye, Captain Marvel (squee!) and War Machine also unlockable.
The project was set for release on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC. The game was being developed at THQ Australia, but when that office was shuttered, the game went with it. All that remains is the salvaged footage below.
What do you think? Is this a game you’d have liked to check out?