This year we will see an Avengers movie release, and with that we'll also see tie-ins from all forms of media. Video games, action figures, comic books, television shows and so on. One such tie-in is a Facebook game, titled: Marvel Avengers Alliance.
The game will follow its own independent storyline, which involves a universe threatening event called "The Pulse". This makes Marvel's stable of villains even more powerful, and they are targeting New York City. The player's role is that of a S.H.I.E.L.D agent, tasked with putting together a team of heroes to stop the threat.
Based upon what has been shown so far, all of the Marvel staples looks to be represented: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and The Hulk. On the villain side of things we have: Green Goblin, Loki, Dr. Doom, and Whiplash somehow made the cut.
Being a Facebook game, the gameplay looks to be a mix of RPG and click based action. You will level your heroes up, and unlock special abilities as you progress. It is being developed by a Facebook savvy company, Playdom, who's released titles such as: Gardens of Time, Deep Realms, Sorority Life, and Wild Ones. Quite an eclectic portfolio.
The game is slated for a Q1 2012 release, and there's an official Marvel: Avengers Alliance Facebook page you can follow. Marvel has a teaser trailer which you can watch below. Enjoy.