According to the boys at Topless Robot, this is actual footage from a game that was supposed to be based on Joss Whedon’s upcoming “The Avengers” movie, but has since been canceled by the developer, THQ.
The real kicker? It’s the first comic book game I’ve seen yet that allows you play the character in first-person mode. That’s something you didn’t get from the “Marvel Alliance” games, though after looking at the footage, I’m not sure if playing as the Hulk running around pounding on bad guys would have been all that fun. Sometimes there’s a reason games get canceled…
And oh yeah, unless you’ve been living under a rock, the footage pretty much reveals the identity of the villains. So, if this game was supposed to be a tie-in to the Whedon movie, than the bad guys here would also be the bad guys in “The Avengers”. Or not. Movie tie-in games that divert greatly from the movie they’re supposed to be tying into is nothing new, after all.
Whedon’s “The Avengers” assembles May 4, 2012.
Who knows, once the movie comes out, maybe they will finish up the game?