Avengers: Battle for Earth announced!
In the wake of the enormously successful movie The Avengers, Marvel Entertainment and Ubisoft announced yesterday Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth for the Kinect on Xbox 360 and upcoming Wii U. This new direction of gameplay comes as a rather bold step for the comic giant. Motion control oriented gaming is, in my own opinion, a bit of a fad when compared to the tried and true use of a hand-held controller.
However, EMEA Marketing and Sales Director at Ubisoft Geoffroy Sardin has stated, “Fans of the Marvel universe and superhero games are going to love the extensive combinations of characters, motion-controlled moves and competitive gameplay.” Featuring over 20 characters from the Marvel Universe, let’s hope this isn’t just another movie tie-in ploy and instead a truly super-empowering experience (personally I’m hoping for a Lego Avengers game, but you take what you get).