Today Ubisoft and Marvel have announced a joint venture to make a motion controlled “The Avengers” game based on this summer’s extremely popular movie. The game, which will be released on the WiiU and the Kinect, will be titled “Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth.”
“Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth” will focus on such characters as Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk fending off an invasion of the Skrull. The title will feature more than 20 characters from the Marvel universe and would be based on the “Secret Invasion” comic series, just like The Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes is doing right now on DisneyXD.
“The idea that we’re making a motion-control version of ‘The Avengers’ is a unique proposition if you compare that to superhero games of the past,” said Tony Key, Ubisoft’s vice president of sales and marketing in a statement to the AP. “For us, that obviously raises the brand itself to an even higher level, and that’s good for our video game because we have an opportunity to reach a broader audience than just the guys who love comic book characters.”
This is a super new announcement of just the partnership so there is no footage of the game or even screen shots. I would expect even a rough build to show its head at E3 but don’t hold your breath. The announcement for the game also did not include a release date.