Thursday, May 10, 2012

Avengers Game, Assemble!


And there you go. Ubisoft is working on The Avengers game. Why the heck did they not beef this up to a same-date release as the movie? It’s still odd to me, but whatever floats their boat.

Oh. That’s why. It’s not based on the movie. Shock! Awe! *hums the Flash Gordon theme song*

The game will be titled “Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth” and will feature not only the main cast of the movie, but at least 20 other Marvel characters that exist in the Avengers time-frame. The game will be based on the “Secret Invasion” comic series for the Wii-U (sometime later this year) and Xbox 360 Kinect.

Why those two? Well Ubisoft wants it to be fully motion controlled, that’s why! And they have a history of focusing on Microsoft and Nintendo products.

I’m not entirely sure what to think of that. It makes sense for Hulk. You pick up and throw things with your large green self. Captain America…well you block things with your shield and fling it at bad guys, so that might be ok. Thor, hammer whack? Iron Man…yeah other then the light beams from his hand, I’ve got nothing. It seems like they’re forcing the motion control on this one. I’d be more interested in it for X-Men, when you have a wider variety of abilities. The Avengers has 4 humans (Iron, Black, Hawk, Captain) with 0 super powers. I’m not seeing how motion control would work. But whatever Ubisoft. I’m sure you’re happy to have nailed the contract.

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