Footage of THQ Studio Australia’s cancelled Avengers movie tie-in game surfaces on Youtube and, in defiance of all natural law, it looks brilliant.

Okay, so movie tie-ins don’t have the best of reputations, and I don’t think I’ve ever come across a good game with Iron Man in it that didn’t have Versus Capcom in the title, but this brief collection of early footage shows some real potential. The cancelled Avengers game was a first person brawler/shooter with an emphasis on four-player co-op. While some of the more obscure Avenger seem to be missing – or they simply hadn’t been added yet considering the game’s early state – we do get to see figurative and literal heavy hitters Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk, leaping around dispensing fist-shaped and laser guided justice unto various Skrulls. Admittedly Cap’s shield-chucking looked a bit on the weak side, but Iron Man and the Hulk looked like an absolute blast to play as they bounced enemies back and forth and set them up for contextual special moves.

Sadly, while the Avengers movie is still on track for its May 4, 2012 release, for whatever reason this game won’t be launching alongside it. An odd decision, considering it’s not like an Avengers tie-in would somehow not make money regardless of its quality, but alas, it was not to be.

Source: PC Gamer

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