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The Avengers Game Won’t be Coming to the PS3 |

Well an Avengers game is definitely in development, but it won’t be coming to the PS3. It will be a Xbox 360 Kinect, and a Wii U exclusive.
Read the press release after the jump for all the info.

SAN FRANCISCO — May 10, 2012 — Today, Ubisoft® announced a deal with Marvel Entertainment, LLC to develop a video game based on the popular Avengers characters and other heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe.

Developed by Ubisoft Quebec, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth’s interactive environments are inspired by iconic Marvel comic artwork and the Secret Invasion storyline. This game will be released this fall for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft with Kinect™ for Xbox360 and Nintendo’s Wii™ U™ system.

“We are excited to team up with Marvel Entertainment to bring some of the most iconic comic book characters from the Marvel line-up to life in motion-gaming,” said Tony Key, US senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. “Fans of the Marvel universe and superhero games are going to love the extensive combinations of characters, motion-controlled moves and competitive gameplay.”

“For the last few years, Marvel has positioned itself to deliver the absolute best in entertainment, be it in film, animation, comics or games,” said Andreea Enache-Thune, senior vice president of games and digital distribution at Marvel. “Partnering with Ubisoft is a big part of that ongoing movement. We are confident that Ubisoft’s talent matches Marvel’s own commitment to making the Avengers: Battle for Earth the best in the motion-controlled gaming category.”

Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth features 20 different characters, including Avengers such as Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor, as well as other fan-favorite Super Heroes and Super Villains from the Marvel Universe.

For more information on Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, please visit:

  • That’s interesting. Wonder how it will control on Wii U. Probably be a Wiimote+ and Nunchuck setup.

  • lol fail. lucky zen pinball will be bringing the pain to ps3. wii-u is going to be the 3rd party system to go to watch. I see a dull future of motion gaming and mini experiences.

  • This actually seems like good news. We don’t need no more Kinect Star Wars lol

  • haha oh well gonna be a crappy game anyway

  • yea it dont matter, regardless i wasnt gonna pay for it.

  • wolfkin

    as I’ve said elsewhere.. this is pretty much nofo not info. I wasn’t interested in an Avengers game based on the movie before.. still not. Mostly as an old school DC fan and partially because I don’t think that’s a game we particularly need. I’ll have to wait until I at least hear something about the game’s concept. Kinect, WiiU these are words that mean nothing to me. I wish we, as a community, would learn that specs mean nothing. It doesn’t matter if the PS3 is more powerful if the games are developed for the 360. It doesn’t matter if the Kinect is capable of tracking your individual digits if noone puts out a game that makes it fun.

    I’m happy WiiU is getting a game that will have a lot of push behind it but as a gamer this means nothing until I get some actual information.

  • @wolfkin : I don’t really think the capabilities of the consoles is being doubted, it’s mostly because Kinect offers a bunch of kid like games and wouldn’t be something actually worth playing. At least that’s how I feel. Wii U means nothing because it doesn’t exist yet, so who knows…

  • wolfkin

    @pedrolabate I think i must have come across backwards. What I’m suggesting here is that people generally assume too much of Kinect. It has great technology, but outside of dancing games how many actual games are worth playing? Have actual gamer appeal? There’s a “Powered Up” game I saw some video of that looks I admit freaking fantastically fun but outside of that I haven’t hear of a single Kinect game (not just voice commands) that people actually like that isn’t flash simple (Fruit Ninja).

    Yet still people hear “Kinect” and a) too many people get excited and b) PR personelle expect us to get excited