With over $200 million in box office business, The Avengers has scored the biggest theatrical opening ever. So where’s the video game adaptation? According to Marvel, it’s coming. Scratch that, according to Forbes, multiple Avengers games are coming.
“We launched Marvel: Avengers Alliance on Facebook; which is just the tip of the iceberg,” said TQ Jefferson, Vice President of Games Production for Marvel. “This is the first in a much larger effort to support the Avengers franchise across not just one but multiple video game touch points. The Avengers are bigger than just one game, and we’re planning to allow consumers to enjoy The Avengers regardless of their preference in gameplay style or platform. Look for more announcements in the weeks to come.”
What happens in a few weeks? The 2012 E3 Expo, of course. It’s likely that an Avengers game will be announced at the big show, possibly for a Fall launch alongside the Blu-ray/DVD release of The Avengers. The first game based on The Avengers film/comic book will likely be titled Avengers: Battle For Earth, as Internet sleuths recently discovered a domain registration for AvengersBattleForEarth.com by Ubisoft.
Other Avengers action will hit your platform of choice in 2013 and 2014 as the Forbes report also confirmed that Disney’s video game arm is hard at work on projects based on Iron Man 3, Captain America 2, and Thor 2.