Ubisoft linked to Avengers website

Earth's Mightiest Heroes could be returning to games as publisher's name surfaces in domain name registration for avengersbattleforearth.com.

Ubisoft may be looking to capitalize on the recently released Marvel film The Avengers, according to a domain name spotted by Fusible this week.

The Avengers in their first appearance, in 1963.

The site reported that the domain name "avengersbattleforearth.com" was registered on May 3, 2012 (a day before the film's release in the United States), through the brand-protection company MarkMonitor. The domain name was registered by Marvel Characters Inc. but is currently listed on Ubisoft servers.

Speculation of a video game adaptation of Marvel's The Avengers began with the news last September that THQ's now-defunct studio, THQ Studio Australia, had been working on an unannounced game based on the Joss Whedon film.

Marvel later announced that it had taken back the rights to the game, based on its Avengers intellectual property, and would be "exploring potential publishing and licensing opportunities."

As far as video game outings go, the Avengers have previously been featured in 1996's Data East arcade fighter Avengers: Galactic Storm, as well as the 1991 arcade beat-'em-up Captain America and the Avengers, which received a number of console ports in the following years. Individually, the main characters of the Joss Whedon film--Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, and Iron Man--have all starred in their own feature films and accompanying game adaptations in recent years.

However, the only confirmed video game based on Whedon's The Avengers is Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. The downloadable content for the Xbox 360's Pinball FX 2 and the PS3's Marvel Pinball features a four-pack of new pinball tables and a virtual machine based on the film. It will be released this spring.

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theKSMM
theKSMM

I think it would be more surprising if there [u]wasn't[/u] a videogame tie in with a blockbuster action movie these days. It's mildly surprising that it wasn't ready to go on the date of the movie launch (and that delay may be why they revoked the license anyway).

geojf3
geojf3

If history is to be believed, then this game is going to be hyped and horrible.

 

On another board they are talking about the publishers banning used games on the next-gen consoles.....games like this should be banned on current consoles.

lookin_boy
lookin_boy

Better be online co-op, and better be good

soulless4now
soulless4now

I wonder if their game will come out worse than a Sega developed Marvel game...

holtrocks
holtrocks

Game will fail with that many main charcters, what i want is the studio that made the Batman games to make a Iron Man game there is a lot of potential there.

Henninger
Henninger

I just hope its not based on any movie tie-in. Still havent beaten Captain America and the Avengers by the way. That game was hard.

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

"However, the only confirmed video game based on Whedon's The Avengers is Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita." Because when I think Avengers, I think pinball. smh

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Given the relatively late surfacing of this game, I'm guessing this'll be a quick mobile or social game just to get on the band wagon. I really wish THQ's game was still coming out. It struck me as different enough that it might actually have been good.

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

I hope there's kinect support dancing and voice commands. Yelling "hulk smash" at the TV should do something...smash? Yet another game trying to sell its name. We saw the movie, take the avengers and do a new story...

toecutter00
toecutter00

This film is very well loved. I hope Ubisoft knows what they are getting into because if they make a quick, cash- grab game, the back-lash will be fierce. And Ubisoft has done nothing with this current gen of consoles to make me believe that they are either capable or willing.

firehawk998
firehawk998

The reason Batman Arkham City/ Asylum did so good  ( Ubisoft and Marvel can take ideas from this ) is because the game wasnt related / tie in to any Batman movie at the time of its release. The devs delved into what makes the characters ( Characters in Avengers) unique and created levels,gadgets,gameplay based on that character. Also getting top notch voice acting, Paul Dini to write the story, chalk full of fan service,cool villians, etc etc . Made the game so good. If Ubisoft have the same dedication Rocksteady had when making these games they too can have an awesome Avengers game.

RobertBowen
RobertBowen

I have doubts that UbiSoft will be able to make a good game out of this franchise.

 

The problem with many games based on movies is that they try to simply recapture events from the movie.  The better games tend to be those that deviate, and offer a lot more different content taken from the wider 'universe'.

RobinGS
RobinGS

sandbox game with main co-op mission and side missions to do once game is complete?

 

Noo that wouldn't work surely not

Kurushio
Kurushio

Hulk was decent in MUA but really when you also have Wolverine, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and tons of others, it isnt that big a deal.

MetalGuyver
MetalGuyver

It would be very simple. Make an 'Ultimate Alliance' type of game with a 3-rd person action/beat-em up with all the avengers in a 4 player co-op. Each with pro/cons. Though it would be funny that people rage quit if they dont get first to pick hulk.

Kurushio
Kurushio

So i guess Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 were never made.

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

So long as it isn't published by SEGA or Activision.

Fergood
Fergood

I want an Ultimate Alliance 3..with more characters than the first one.:(

Patohua1
Patohua1

I have an idea, how about we DON'T make a crappy video game out of every single Blockbuster and oh, I don't know, try to make something original. The only games based off of movies worth playing are Star Wars ones, and even that's been shaken recently with Star Wars Kinect. It's a sad and desperate move when you have to cling to the fame of another work of art in order to get sales. They had better make it at least interesting and different from the movie otherwise they may as well just convert the film to a file playable on consoles and resell that at twice the cost of a DVD/Blu-Ray...oh no wait, that's probably what they will do

Ryking
Ryking

Hopefully without the rush to make this game in time for the movie release, since it's already out, they'll take their time to make it right

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

Sweet !!  A video game based on a movie !  This should be pretty damn good, right? ><

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

You'll still have to be connected to the internet to play. 

chkmode
chkmode

oh well I guess Ubisoft will do something good.

samus_my_life
samus_my_life

Only one thing 2 say which is

 

" GOD OF THUNDER "

 

wawwwoooo

FacesMan
FacesMan

Based on the way it's drawn, Thor's swirling hammer is in an impossible rotation in that picture of the comic.

staranise
staranise

ughh please don`t----not another sanctum of slime or that super hero squad gameplay version...unless rocksteady makes this of course :)

supertom221
supertom221

It doesn't matter who's gonna make it, it will suck.

 

But generally speaking, other than their main franchises (AC, Splinter Cell, Rayman), Ubisoft usually makes pretty bad games. I'd rather avoid this one.

majere613
majere613

I read a reprint of Avengers #1 the other day. Let's just say comics have come a long way since then :)

burgeg
burgeg

ENOUGH! You are all beneath me! I am a god you dull creature. And I will not bullied by...

 

Recreate that scene in game and I will overlook how much the game may suck.

glbbg
glbbg

More ways to squeeze money, I see.

Hakkology
Hakkology

Oh Ubisoft, King of idiotic DRM's!

This not gonna end well.

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

they should really rerelease captain america and the avengers on live and psn

theKSMM
theKSMM

 @Reuwsaat I'm not a fan of DRM, but the Assassin's Creed games and storyline have kept me interested, so I'm not upset that they've been coming with new installments every year.

 

RobertBowen
RobertBowen

 @Fergood 

I started playing through Marvel Ultimate Alliance with my son, and I thought it was a good game.  Another in that series would be good to see.

Patohua1
Patohua1

 @wavelength121 you obviously live in a hole in the ground lol. The movie only broke the domestic box office sales record of all time. No big deal or anything

cdog21
cdog21

 @Patohua1 Spider-Man 2 that came out with the second movie was a great game.

 

The way Spider-Man games play today, is based off of that one.

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

 @burgeg

 I think the Hulk stole the whole movie with just that one scene.

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

 @burgeg

 Yeah, and you control the Hulk and how badly you whoop the crap out of him:lol:

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

 @Gelugon_baat Not Sega's choice as Marvel was apparently reported as saying there would be no further games from Sega for their characters.