Footage of THQ's Canceled 'The Avengers' FPS Revealed

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 14:52
News
Topic(s):

Avengers Disassembled

Believe it or not, there was a The Avengers FPS that was created nearly a decade ago. Unfortunately, it never saw the light of day — until now.

If you're curious about what this game would have looked like, you can see just over 10 minutes of footage from a development build:

As you can see, the game would have put players in a first-person perspective as one of the heroes from Marvel's first The Avengers movie. Each of the heroes would have had their own unique abilities. The above footage only shows gameplay from Iron Man's perspective, although we can get an idea of how the other heroes would have played by seeing them in action as A.I. party members.

This game was in development in the early 2010s and was intended to launch alongside the 2012 Avengers film. While that film was wildly successful, the game developer making this game was not and The Avengers FPS never achieved a commercial release.

The Avengers FPS slice

Why was The Avengers FPS Canceled?

Although this gameplay video only shows a development build, this canceled game looked like it could have been a lot of fun. Why was it canceled?

Regardless of how cool a game might look, a developer needs funds to keep on going. THQ was in dire financial straits at the time and had to shut down the Australian studio that was creating this project.

While we never got to play what could have been a great Avengers game, there are thankfully some new choices on the way like Marvel's Avengers and Iron Man VR. Hopefully, one of these games will be just as fun as what we missed out on back in 2011.

What do you think of The Avengers FPS game that was ultimately canceled? Do you think it would have been a fun game to play? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author

A photograph of Robert N Adams

Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!