Gameplay From Scrapped Avengers Game Surfaces, Looks A Lot Like Left 4 Dead

The canceled first-person brawler was scheduled to release in 2012 along with the first Avengers film, but THQ's financial problems sunk it.

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If you've been waiting for any news on the much-delayed Avengers game set to release later this year, we've got the next-best thing. Footage of a canceled Avengers game has emerged in the wild, hosted on the YouTube channel of gaming historian Andrew Borman. The game was originally scheduled to release alongside the first Avengers film back in 2012, but Marvel canceled the contract with embattled publisher THQ, leading to its cancellation. It would have been a remarkably different game than what we will soon play from Square Enix. In fact, it looks very similar to another very popular first-person franchise.

Based on the footage, it's safe to say that the Avengers game followed much in the mold of four-player co-op games first inaugurated by Left 4 Dead, with each player controlling a different member of the squad: Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and Iron Man. A short trailer featuring gameplay was released on YouTube back in 2012, but this is a much more complete look at what the game might've looked like.

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