THQ's THE AVENGERS video game that never happened
With THQ dropping the ball on The Avengers video game, and Marvel still looking to develop a game based on the movie, a rather interesting piece of news has come out of IndustryGamers.com.
They state that Splash Page, the makers of the Brink MMO, have signed on to a project to develop a popular brand in to an online video game using their Brink gaming engine.
"...the company has managed to sign at least one unannounced project for a major entertainment brand. The online multiplayer technology is already in place, and once a collection of well-known characters are laid over the top of an even more polished Brink engine there's going to be a lot of excitement from genre fans.
The game will be based on one of the biggest American pop culture brands of the last 50 years, and there's no doubt Splash Damage can do the licence justice. However, the project's success will depend a great deal on the backing it gets from the media company that owns the IP – a company widely believed to have given up on the console publishing business.
While no names are mentioned, Kotaku.com
, thinks it could be The Avengers
movie video game.
When it then says this major entertainment brand is "a company widely believed to have given up on the console publishing business", it becomes pretty clear it's talking about Disney, which recently purchased Marvel comics.
The game in question has "online multiplayer technology" and is running on "an even more polished Brink engine".
So, yeah, sounds a lot like Brink with Marvel characters. Maybe for the upcoming Avengers movie.
The Avengers assembles May 4th, 2012 and is directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.
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