When Ubisoft pushed out PowerUp Heroes last year, I immediately saw it as a shovelware title. There was little promotion in the lead-up to it, and it was just suddenly released at a budget price point. When the title showed up at my door, I gave it a try, and found myself pleasantly surprised. I immediately felt like I was back on the playground during recess, running around pretending to be super heroes fighting each other. The mechanics were good, the graphics were fun, and the game as a whole was an unlooked for success. Now, Ubisoft is bringing the same concept of PowerUp Heroes to a AAA property: Marvel’s Avengers. Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth is scheduled for a Fall 2012 release, and will be available for the Wii U and the Xbox 360 Kinect.
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth takes place during the highly successful 2008 comic book event, Secret Invasion, which is what allows for more than just Avengers to appear in the title. The trailer doesn’t give us much in terms of gameplay, but it does a fairly good job at representing the graphical quality of the game, as evidenced by its similarity to the screenshots below.
I enjoyed PowerUp Heroes, and I have a feeling I’m going to enjoy Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth even more.