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Marvel Says Avengers Game Will "Happen With the Right Partner"

Marvel elects to learn from past mistakes and wait on a worthy developer for a potential Avengers video game.

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With the Batman games being the only exception that comes to mind, many gamers can agree that most super hero video game adaptations tend to be lackluster at best. 

After Marvel's Captain America and Thor remodel did nothing short of crash and burn, Marvel claims it has indeed "taught the company a lesson." The super hero giant continues on to respond that an Avengers game is definitely on the franchise's horizon, but not until a developer that will take the game seriously and do the movie justice steps up to the plate. 

The Three Pillars

According to a recent interview with IGN and TQ Jefferson, Marvel head of games, 

"It has to hit our three pillars: Fun and engaging gameplay, true to the characters, compelling story. Without hitting those notes, we shouldn't do it. Gamers, they know better. They're not going to flock to something that's sub-par."

Jefferson continues by explaining that Marvel's new attitude on video games is reflected by the absence of a game release at the time of the movie. 

"I think in the heyday of the movie licensed game, these games were popping out all the time and most of them sucked."

 Taking the time and doing it right

After fans and critics ripped apart Captain America: Super Soldier and Thor: God of Thunder, Marvel is now determined to get it right.

After The Avengers success in the box office, the company won't stop until it has a "quality, successful game," with a developer ready to go the extra mile.  

Originally Published May. 5th 2014

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  • 32
    Elijah Beahm 6 months ago
    Contributor
    Also, Captain America was "savaged"? I thought it was pretty well received, in comparison to the rest of the Marvel movie games.
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    Elijah Beahm 6 months ago
    Contributor
    Hey, how about picking up what was left unfinished by THQ and finishing that cooperative first person brawler/shooter/platformer hybrid that everyone thinks looked really promising and anyone talking about has said was promising. I think we'd go for that one!
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    Danielle DeNicola 6 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    According to an IGN interview, Marvel actually liked it! However, it apparently wasn't up to the standards Marvel wanted for the game, so they scrapped it.
  • 32
    Elijah Beahm 6 months ago
    Contributor
    But the Wii-U/Kinect game by Ubisoft was??
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    Danielle DeNicola 6 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    It doesn't make too much sense does it? lol :p