Back in 2017, Marvel and Square Enix announced The Avengers Project, a joint video game venture. Other than just the title and a brief teaser trailer no other details about the game were released.
However, a new rumor has surfaced out of 4Chan that indicates The Avengers Project could be a reboot of the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance series. The game allowed users to take on a number of different Marvel heroes and play through some classic Marvel Comics story lines like Civil War. You could rotate through characters and the game was played through an overhead camera with beat’em up feel to the combat.
The 4Chan leaker explained what The Avengers Project will be:
“Cutting to the short of it: ‘The Avengers Project’ is Avengers: Ultimate Alliance. But it’s not just Ultimate Alliance 3, it’s a full reboot with the name on it (think something like the new God of War, minus the story continuity: similar name, totally new gameplay/story structure). That’s the reason why the tagline of the first teaser was ‘Reassemble’, to hint at it being a reboot. This is also why the previous Ultimate Alliance games got uprezed recently for current-gen.”
It makes sense to give the game a makeover especially in the combat department because if you did play the game it was a little clunky and could definitely be streamlined. It would make sense for it to incorporate a behind the shoulder camera angle and allow players to really immerse themselves into the heroes and the story.
The leaker then went on to describe what the storyline of the game will be.
“The game takes place from the perspective of multiple Avengers after a cataclysmic incident broke the team apart (think more Dissassembled than Civil War), but there are 3 which are the core focus: Captain America, Iron Man, and Scarlet Witch (who you heard in the trailer). They aren’t the ONLY playable characters, but they are the leads of the story. Gameplay wise think a mix between Uncharted and Infamous.”
But that wasn’t all. The leaker also hinted the game will be connected to the upcoming Spider-Man game as well as Eidos Montreal’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
“It’ll also have connections putting it in both the same world as the PS4 Spider-Man game (that Sanctum Sanctorum appearance in still images was not just for fun), as well as Eidos Montreal’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel Games wants in on that shared universe idea that have made the films literal billions of dollars.”
There hasn’t been any official confirmation about what The Avengers Project will be. Both Marvel and Square Enix have stayed very tight-lipped on the game.
What is known is that studios Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics are working on the game itself. And that it will be part of a multi-year, multi-game licensing agreement.
The Avengers Project has no release date at this moment.
What do you make of this supposed leak? Do you think The Avengers Project will be a reboot of Marvel’s Ultimate Alliance?