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Ubisoft Develops Avengers Game

Ubisoft announced Thursday a deal with Marvel Entertainment to develop a video game based on the Avengers characters, as well as other Marvel heroes and villains.The video game, “Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth,” will be developed by Ubisoft

The video game, “Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth,” will be developed by Ubisoft Quebec and is expected to be released this fall for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect and Nintendo’s Wii U.

“Fans of the Marvel universe and superhero games are going to love the extensive combinations of characters, motion-controlled moves and competitive gameplay,” says Tony Key, U.S. senior vice president of sales and marketing, Ubisoft.

“Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth” will feature 20 different Marvel characters including Avengers such as Iron Man, Hulk and Captain America. The game will be heavily inspired by Marvel comics in both design and plot, with a story based on the Secret Invasion comic book series.

“For the last few years, Marvel has positioned itself to deliver the absolute best in entertainment, be it in film, animation, comics or games,” says Andreea Enache-Thune, senior vice president of games and digital distribution, 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 ‘Avengers: Battle for Earth’ the best in the motion-controlled gaming category.”

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