VIDEO GAMES: Marvel Isn't Ready To Release THE AVENGERS Video Game Yet

Many fans have been waiting for years to see Earth's Mightiest Heroes come to consoles, and they might be in luck. Marvel's head of gaming, TQ Jefferson has expressed the desire to release an Avengers-based video game! Hit the jump to check it out!

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By DEVLIN712 - 5/1/2014
DC are leading the charge when it comes to comic book video games, leaving Marvel in their wake, but things might be about to change. After their previous attempt at bringing Earth's Mightiest Heroes to consoles was scrapped, Marvel are keen to take their superhero ensamble to gamers!
Marvel's head of gaming, TQ Jefferson, sat down with IGN to talk about why the world's most famous team of heroes hasn't made it to gaming platforms yet, revealing that Marvel are waiting for the right developers to create the game:

The Avengers game will come when we have the right partner, that has the right vision, that has the time to develop a strong, competitive triple-A title and wants to do it right, it has to hit our three pillars: Fun and engaging gameplay, true to the characters, compelling story. Without hitting those notes, we shouldn’t do it. Gamers, they know better. They’re not going to flock to something that’s sub-par. I think the fact that there wasn’t an Avengers game turned out in time for the film is indicative of Marvel’s new attitude and the approach to how we find partners and build games. I think in the heyday of the movie licensed game, these games were popping out all the time and most of them sucked.

So it looks like Marvel are pretty serious about taking their heroes to gamers, but what do you think? Would you buy/play a Marvel video game? Will Marvel's late start be a big disadvantage? Sign off your thoughts on the plans below; and while you're here, check out the footage from Marvel's cancelled Avengers video game, The Avengers: Earth Mightiest Heroes!

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DrDoom - 5/1/2014, 12:38 PM
I really liked the pre-alpha footage of the cancelled Avengers game. I hope we can get something like that in the future.
militantcharles - 5/1/2014, 12:41 PM
Bring back Marvel Nemesis! That game rocked!
BoomTubeB - 5/1/2014, 12:43 PM
I hope they make an open world game similar to DCUO ! With character creations & leagues!
charlie2094 - 5/1/2014, 12:45 PM
Really hope Marvel do get some video game deals locked soon! Arkham has shown how great they can be done! Still remember how awful the Iron Man/Hulk games looked, probably best there haven't been any recently...

Be great to see some good Marvel games, Ultimate Alliance was ok, the old Spidey games were fun...really need a good developer, given good time and to not be a movie tie-in
SageMode - 5/1/2014, 12:46 PM
Ninja Theory, CapCom, or Santa Monica SCEA. And none of that 1st-person view or RPG bullshit. 3rd-person hand and slash action/adventure or GTFO
JordanKing - 5/1/2014, 12:48 PM
Sony are leading the charge? I thought ASM2 game was meant to be a piece of crap?

Dat voice acting tho..
cipher - 5/1/2014, 12:49 PM
The guys at Santa Monica SCEA could've made one helluva Thor game.
Ramiel - 5/1/2014, 12:50 PM
Are you sure that Sony is involved with TASM2 video game? Beenox said that they worked with Marvel on the game.
Melkaticox - 5/1/2014, 12:51 PM
Give it to Nintendo. There.

Also shouldn't he be LOOKING for that "perfect developer"? They're not just to knock and say "Hey Jefferson! I'm good. Can I develop that Avengers game?"
DEVLIN712 - 5/1/2014, 12:51 PM
@WhiteBolt
Didn't know that, took the line out. Thanks
Ramiel - 5/1/2014, 12:52 PM
@Cipher

Yea, the Thor game had potential. I loved the moves that Thor had in the game.
BatfleckReturns - 5/1/2014, 12:52 PM
Just give me a PS4 updated version of this



TheFirstAvenger97 - 5/1/2014, 12:53 PM
Time to call Rocksteady
cipher - 5/1/2014, 12:53 PM
I liked a lot of Marvel games. Ultimate Alliance 2, Ultimate Destruction, The Punisher, X-Men Legends, the PS1 Spidey (still the best one, as far as I'm concerned), etc..

That's just me, though.
cipher - 5/1/2014, 12:54 PM
WhiteBolt- Yeah, that really could've been somethin'. You play the Cap one? I actually thought that one was pretty cool.
BritishMonkey - 5/1/2014, 12:54 PM
In the meantime, just make Ultimate Alliance 3.
Or even rerelease the DLC for Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2.
0megaDaGod - 5/1/2014, 12:54 PM
If that's really the case then more power too them, but at the same time y'all gotta get shit going. Just find a good game production company and role the dice with the right people involved.

Beenox has been doing good work with Spidey. Rocksteady has been killing it with Batman

Marvel can find someone if they set their sites correctly. It doesn't even have to be a straight up Avengers game, even something small like GOTG or Daredevil. I'd love a Heroes 4 Hire game made by the guys who did Shaolin Fist
charlie2094 - 5/1/2014, 12:55 PM
@Melkaticox

Of course they're looking for developers, wouldn't be surprised if there's maybe some stuff in the works already. They just said they'll do it once they find the right partner..
MrBatmor - 5/1/2014, 12:56 PM
Imagine a open world game set in the mcu!! * mind blown*
cipher - 5/1/2014, 12:56 PM
BatfleckReturns - 5/1/2014, 12:56 PM
Superman007 - 5/1/2014, 12:57 PM
@The FirstAvenger97

Rocksteady is owned by WB ! so nope :/
Ramiel - 5/1/2014, 12:59 PM
Q: Did Marvel sever ties with Activision? They made good to great games for Marvel. They're still making the TASM games.

@Cipher

Nah. I never played the Cap game. I've been meaning to, but other games seem to distract me.
SageMode - 5/1/2014, 1:02 PM
@CIPHER

Yes indeed
LensmanMatt92 - 5/1/2014, 1:02 PM
I hope someone makes a Super Robot Wars style game with superheroes.
charlie2094 - 5/1/2014, 1:05 PM
@WhiteBolt

Yup, Marvel and Activision have thankfully severed ties, probably as part of Marvel's "new attitude". Hopefully get some decent licensed games now!
dnno1 - 5/1/2014, 1:05 PM
Not good.
SpiderFraud - 5/1/2014, 1:05 PM
So much potential for superhero games at the moment! Just find a great developer and do it...and get Spider-Man away from Activison.
TheAstoundingMan - 5/1/2014, 1:08 PM
Aside from combat, Iron Man and Thor's flight would be a rather tricky thing to get right. So far, Lego Marvel is the only game that has actually made it enjoyable, and even that system wasn't perfect.
MaxEisenhardt - 5/1/2014, 1:09 PM
I know nobody will I agree with me but I will give it a shot anyway: what about Deep Silver Volition? They did The Punisher in the past, but it was Saints Row IV that caught my attention. That's Chronicle in gaming. I bet that, with the right push, they could make something phenomenal.
SpiderFraud - 5/1/2014, 1:10 PM
Wolverine Origins was pretty good, better than the movie and one of the best movie tie-in games.
dethpillow - 5/1/2014, 1:11 PM
@Batfleck - totally, that was a great one.

Cap game was fun the little i played it. it felt pretty right, moving him around and stuff.

@0mega - Daredevil would be badass, he's a good blend of something limited enough to be workable, but also have unique game mechanics cuz of his radar and stuff. people could come up with all sorts of ideas i bet for a good Daredevil game. and as great as the Arkham games are, they're already done perfectly, people are only gonna lose by making their games too much like that.
TASM felt like it was trying too much to be Arkham-ish. it's hard tho cuz it's such a model of something that works so well, that's it's gotta be hard not to mimic that a little bit.
0megaDaGod - 5/1/2014, 1:12 PM
Any game where the character can fly is gonna be tough. It's just hard to build a world that can hold you in and have threats that you can't escape from
dethpillow - 5/1/2014, 1:12 PM
@yoss - whoa!! Punisher had a game? that looks rad!
dethpillow - 5/1/2014, 1:13 PM
@0mega - totally, the problem with Superman. he's gotta be the hardest to make a good game out of. he can do everything. plus fly.
TheDarkPassenger - 5/1/2014, 1:13 PM
That game doesn't look bad to me at all. Looks pretty fun.
Ramiel - 5/1/2014, 1:13 PM
@charlie

Well, that sucks. I loved their X-Men Legends, Ultimate Alliance, and Shattered Dimensions games.
fettastic - 5/1/2014, 1:14 PM
They need to talk to Raven Software, my Madison homies. They made the Wolverine game that was artificially tied to Origins. Probably one of the best Marvel games ever. They clearly know what they are doing.
cipher - 5/1/2014, 1:14 PM
Sage- Seriously, those guys know how to do scale. I'd play the shit out of that game if they ever made it.
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