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Ubisoft Announces Avengers Game for Wii U

Posted by James Newton

Battle for Earth

The film's already out — good, isn't it? — but there's no video game tie-in for The Avengers. Not yet anyway, as Ubisoft's just announced Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth for Wii U.

The motion-controlled superhero game will come to the console later this year with 20 different Marvel characters in tow, so expect to see all the Avengers and then some. Ubi vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key sounds pretty excited:

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. This is the perfect type of game for that because these characters are very action oriented. They’re always fighting and throwing things.

We love games where characters fight and throw things. In fact, that's our number one favourite kind of game.

The title's also coming to Kinect and is in development at Ubisoft's Quebec studio, who last year gave Xbox owners the surprisingly decent PowerUp Heroes.

Ubisoft expects the game to launch sometime after Wii U. As opposed to "before it", presumably.

The Avengers game joins Ubisoft's Wii U line-up alongside Assassin's Creed III, Killer Freaks from Outer Space and Rayman Legends.


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BenAV said:

Unless it turns out much better than I expect it will, I think I'll pass.



hYdeks said:

Sounds like it could be cool, I love the Avengers so I'll have to wait and see what happens.



shingi_70 said:

Wish they would go with an original story instead of adapting comic book events.



ShellyDeKiller said:

I wonder if this is going to be similar to that first-person Avengers game from THQ that was cancelled. It didn't look any good, but I wonder if Ubi-Soft took any influence/resources from that.



alLabouTandroiD said:

The interesting question would be if it uses the WiiMote or the new controller.
But meh, for now i'm not interested seeing how most superhero games turned out in the past.



NaturalGus said:

movie-based games, and superhero-based games have a history of suckage on every Nintendo console ever, so this might be one of those Wii U games we end up ignoring... unless it becomes the exception like the Batman Arkham series. Only time will tell



James said:

I find it most interesting this is a motion-based game coming to Kinect and Wii U. Could Wii U have some full body-tracking capabilities, perhaps?



BenAV said:

@James Probably, considering it has everything else.

But looking at Kinect, I'd say that that's the least important feature (besides for crappy family games) that the Wii U could have.



Shiryu said:

Was wondering when this one would turn up. I hope it's good, but I should know better...




Being a casual Marvel fan from my youth I was surprised how good the film was. I will be monitoring this. Please don't frak up this licensed game



3dbrains said:


I can confirm the WiiU controller design is final as we have seen but apparently the "console and some other bits of hardware" have a "few supprises yet to be shown"

I can not say what these extra features are as he wont tell me, but I would not be supprised if we get something similar to kinect.



Uncle_Optimus said:

@James Something I have been wondering is whether or not Nintendo has confirmed that a Wii Motion plus remote will also come packed in with each Wii U. If there is, then publishers can develop a game knowing that every Wii U owner has access to those controls in addition to the tablet and can design gameplay accordingly, using what they see fit.
That said we have seen rumors that Wii U will track the player via camera. Seeing how the tablet already packs a camera, I doubt a kinect style separate camera would be included



retro_player_22 said:


Movie tie-in games and superhero games suck on every Nintendo consoles? I don't think so, I thought GoldenEye 007 for N64 was great, Batman Returns, X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse, Marvel Super Heroes, Mega Man and Mega Man X, The Death and Return of Superman, Captain America and the Avenger for Super NES were awesome, the entire Spider-Man games on GameCube alone was great, Astroboy: Omega Factor on GBA was awesome and don't forget the Super Star Wars Trilogy and Indiana Jones the Great Adventure for Super NES all were great movie tie-in games. Perhaps you should stop with the "it only sucks on Nintendo consoles" argument cuz there were other crappy movie tie-in and superhero games on other consoles too like Street Fighter: The Movie the Game on PS1, Iron Man / X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal for Sega Saturn and PS1, and Dragon Ball Evolution on PSP.



SonyFACE said:

I'm going to buy this, even if it sucks, because that's how much I love the Avengers. It just has to have the story line as the movie.



Wildvine53 said:

Finally a Wii-U game I'm actually interested in, hopefully it's released around launch.



HanuKwanzMasBif said:

Woah, I was actually just thinking about this a couple days ago and how Wii U would be awesome for the Avengers,except that the majority of licensed games suck.
I'm not even an Avengers fan nor have I seen the movie, I don't know why I was thinking about it.



Obvious78 said:

Nahh...I have a very bad feeling about this one. Movie related games always fail to impackt a audience like me. The fails almost always on every front. We'll see what the Wii U version will bring to us.



Raylax said:

I read the headline as "Ubisoft Announces Average Game For Wii U." Then I corrected myself. Then I realized it was a movie tie-in game, and that my original reading was probably therefore on the money.



black-kyurem said:

why would ubisoft realease an avengers movie tie-in game 6+ MONTHS after the movie comes out!(And thats assuming the Wii U does come out in november, since the game is coming out after the Wii U launch)
Reply with comments and concerns.



hillbill26 said:

I am excited. ive always wanted an avengers game, and now on the Wii U, it will hopefully be boss. Of course, it would be on the Wii U, but i can't wait. seems cool



ajcismo said:

Its a scientific fact that movie tie-in games suck 85% of the time. Since its Ubisoft making it, and they seem to be ultra-excited about the Wii U, maybe this one falls into the 15% group. I'm hoping for a trip back to the X-Men 4 player arcade game from the early 90's in feel and style.



siavm said:

It is coming to kinect too and it is from ubisoft. Looks like this is going to be bad. The last time I checked the only good thing about kinect is dance central. So everyone get your hopes down now.



HawkeyeWii said:

I hope it plays like the Marvel Ultimate Allianceb games. Those are soo sweet and addicting! I will get this game regardless of what critics and reviews say!!!
Also, if you haven't seen this movie, go see as soon as possible!!!!! Thank me later for helping rasing the bar on your view of action movies.



Gamma said:

To be honest, games based on movies (most of them) don't make a good impression. The movie's are always (or sometimes) good, but who will ever know if the game for it would be any better. I mean, look back at all the other games based on movies.



retro_player_22 said:

@FonistofCruxis If you read the comment carefully you would had known that he mention movie tie-in and superheroes based games which is why I mention games in both categories. Mega Man and X are superhero games, Astro Boy is a superhero title, any game that feature a super powerful protagonist is a superhero. I could list more like say Sailor Moon: Another Story (SNES), Spawn: The Game (SNES), Viewtiful Joe 1 & 2 (GameCube), Bomberman Hero (N64), Chojin Sentai Jetman (NES), Nightshade (NES), Darkwing Duck (NES), etc. All those games aren't crappy and they were all about superheroes and what's best, they're also on a Nintendo console.



James said:

@3dbrains We'll see

@Uncle_Optimus You know, I'm really not sure. It would make sense — that way you have a two-player system right out of the box — but Nintendo may be hoping to subsidise the cost of the machine by selling Wii Remote Plus controllers separately.



Ichiban said:

Imagine all the kids using the Wii U controller as Captain America's shield & frisbeeing it through their parents tv's!



CaPPa said:

This game is pretty much confirmed to be a bad game, just by the sentence that says 'also coming to Kinect '.

I would also imagine/hope that the team are putting most of their effort into Assassins Creed 3.



Joshume said:

Eh.I might get it.Because videogames based on movies SUCK.There's you're daily advice,people.But the movie was great.



Joshume said:

And speaking of movies,how many of you think the 3rd batman movie will be better than The Avengers?Tell me in the comments.Although I'll probably never check this page again.


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