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Unseen64 has once again shed new light on THQ’s cancelled first-person Avengers title, which was slated for Wii U at one point. The video below has additional details about the project as well as a bit of prototype footage sprinkled throughout.

A few years ago, THQ’s promising-looking Avengers game was leaked. It was later presumed that the first-person co-op beat ‘em up title would have made its way to Wii U.

Unseen 64 filed a new report on the canned Avengers game today with tons of information and assets pertaining to the project. Regarding Nintendo-specific plans, the site says that “plans for an eventual Wii U version of the game were drawn”, but “development on it had yet to begin”. It would have been a port of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 release “with extensive” implementation of the GamePad.

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What will it take for Marvel to sign off on an Avengers game? TQ Jefferson, Marvel’s head of games, told IGN that this will only be possible “when we have the right partner, that has the right vision, that has the time to develop a strong, competitive triple-A title and wants to do it right.”

Jefferson’s comments in full:

“The Avengers game will come when we have the right partner, that has the right vision, that has the time to develop a strong, competitive triple-A title and wants to do it right. 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.”

“I think the fact that there wasn’t an Avengers game turned out in time for the film is indicative of Marvel’s new attitude and the approach to how we find partners and build games. I think in the heyday of the movie licensed game, these games were popping out all the time and most of them sucked.”

Jefferson was later asked by IGN if the subpar Captain America and Thor games had any influence on this. He said, “Absolutely, absolutely. We got a bloody nose on both of those.” Marvel has since “heeded that lesson.” Going forward, the company “would rather not have a game than to just sign something to have something out on time.”

The image above comes from THQ’s cancelled Avengers game, which was thought to be in development for Wii U and other platforms at one point. That project looked promising, so it’a shame it never saw the light of day!

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