If you have already watched the brilliant Avengers movie that is now showing around the globe, you were probably wondering – where is the usual video game to join the movie? Well, perhaps a little later than expected, it is Ubisoft that has now come out, and announced Avengers: Battle for Earth for a 2012 release – but not for the PS3 and PC.
You may be surprised about this, but it looks like this Avengers game will only be coming to the Xbox 360 and Wii U systems. Ubisoft’s Quebec division will be developing the game and it will be based on motion controls and will feature the Marvel Secret Invasion storyline from the comic books.
That means that it won’t feature the Chitauri Alien race that we saw in the film, but rather the Skrulls who you will probably be more familiar with if you have played games such as Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Although initial information from Ubisoft confirms the appearance of Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America, we may be seeing other familiar faces if Ubisoft follow the direct plot of the comic books.
In light of this, we may even see some of the X-Men in the game, as well as Spiderman himself and members of the Fantastic Four. It seems a bit adventurous that this is a motion control only game, but considering that previous Marvel games by SEGA didn’t do so well, there’s definitely no harm in trying a different formula.
It’s a little bit harsh on PC and PS3 owners though that there will be no version for these platforms. How hard would it have been to develop a PS Move version of the game as well we wonder? The game is expected to be out before the end of the year and we’re guessing that trailers and other information will be shown at E3 2012.
What are your thoughts on this? Did you expect this outcome for the first Avengers game since the movie?