from Dominik Zwingmann
THQ worked on an Avengers game for Xbox 360 until 2011. However, development was discontinued. Now a hard drive with old gameplay material has been discovered and uploaded to YouTube. Among other things, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor can be seen in the first-person perspective.

Long before Square Enix worked with Crystal Dynamics on Marvel's Avengers, the THQ team was developing their own Avengers game over ten years ago. The project was supposed to be released for Xbox 360, but was never completed. The development was put on hold in 2011.

Now the people behind Obscure Gamers have been able to restore a hard drive with the title's prototype material on it. The gameplay has been edited and is now published on YouTube. Unlike Marvel's Avengers, the THQ project was planned from a first-person perspective. Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America can be seen in the material. You can find the video below.

While the animations for the attacks of the superheroes were already quite impressive, the game world was still under construction. The gameplay shown is from The Avengers single player campaign. The accompaniment of three AI-controlled heroes also indicates a planned co-op mode. The main menu also shows that THQ wanted to put a competitive multiplayer in the game. However, there is no further information about the project.

On September 4, 2020, Square Enix and Marvel's Avengers will unite the famous group on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Google Stadia. An implementation for next-gen consoles has already been indicated. On June 24, 2020, the creators will show a live stream of additional gameplay material for the upcoming game.

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