Avengers game coming from Ubisoft for Wii U, Kinect
Ubisoft hoping to leverage the huge hype around the hit movie, but game will be based on comics
Ubisoft has announced that it's working with Marvel Entertainment to create a video game based upon the Avengers franchise. Called Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, it will be based around the comic books and the classic Secret Invasion storyline.
The game will star 20 different characters, including Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor, and many other heroes. The game will focus on motion controls, and release on Xbox 360 with Kinect support and will also come to Nintendo's Wii U system.
"We are excited to team up with Marvel Entertainment to bring some of the most iconic comic book characters from the Marvel line-up to life in motion-gaming," said Tony Key, US senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. "Fans of the Marvel universe and superhero games are going to love the extensive combinations of characters, motion-controlled moves and competitive gameplay."
"For the last few years, Marvel has positioned itself to deliver the absolute best in entertainment, be it in film, animation, comics or games," said Andreea Enache-Thune, senior vice president of games and digital distribution at Marvel. "Partnering with Ubisoft is a big part of that ongoing movement. We are confident that Ubisoft's talent matches Marvel's own commitment to making the Avengers: Battle for Earth the best in the motion-controlled gaming category."