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Avengers: Battle for Earth could be Ubisoft-published tie-in game

Marvel registers domain for Avengers: Battle for Earth, with the site sitting on Ubisoft servers.

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Let's face it: The new Avengers movie is one of the best comic-book-to-film adaptation to come out in a long time (thanks, Joss Whedon). Given its big-budget status and plethora of superheroes, it only stands to reason that the next step is a film-to-video game adaptation, and that apparently has already begun.

Marvel, through brand protection firm MarkMonitor, has registered the domain for Avengers: Battle for Earth and it is currently sitting on Ubisoft servers.

The fact that Ubisoft is involved is puzzling, since Marvel's VP of games production TQ Jefferson told Forbes that the new movie game would be coming from Disney, which purchased the comics giant in 2009. Jefferson also said that Sega would no longer be involved with the games and Disney Interactive would take over. Marvel: Avengers Alliance is already a Facebook game through Disney's Playdom brand.

In late 2011, videos surfaced on YouTube showing an Avengers game being developed by THQ's Studio Australia before it was closed down. The videos were removed soon after the story broke.

Ubisoft refused to comment, but we've also reached out to Marvel and Disney to see what gamers can expect in the way of an Avengers game. Whether it comes from Ubisoft or Disney, something is brewing.

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    May 7, 2012 12:00 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Avengers: Battle for Earth could be Ubisoft-published tie-in game.

    Marvel registers domain for Avengers: Battle for Earth, with the site sitting on Ubisoft servers.

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      May 7, 2012 12:40 PM

      Tie-in games...has there been a SINGLE one that was a good game in it's own right? Who buys these damn things?

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        May 7, 2012 12:45 PM

        Wolverine, Riddick

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        May 7, 2012 12:46 PM

        Goldeneye, Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, and uh... yeah, that's it.

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          May 7, 2012 12:47 PM

          Oh! And Scott Pilgrim vs the World.

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            May 7, 2012 7:32 PM

            ^This game is awesome.

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              May 9, 2012 12:50 PM

              The Incredible Hulk (based off of Ed Norton's role) wasn't bad.

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        May 7, 2012 12:49 PM

        Wolverine was apparently better than the actual movie. and i enjoyed Spider-man 2. oh yeah and Goldeneye

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          May 7, 2012 7:40 PM

          Yeah, also it was rated M versus PG-13 which made it so much more Satisfying.

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        May 7, 2012 1:37 PM

        The Iron Man and Hulk games were good.

        Do the Spider-Man games count as tie-ins? They were good.
        What about Arkham Asylum?

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          May 7, 2012 2:11 PM

          It's not a tie-in if it's not based on a movie...

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            May 7, 2012 11:35 PM

            I say it is, even if the polt does not line up. it clearly matches the "dark knight" brand. Marketing knows not to make "movie games" but rather a parallel experience. seems to be a new trend with superhero games.

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          May 7, 2012 3:16 PM

          My understanding is that the Iron Man games were pretty awful.

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            May 7, 2012 3:49 PM

            They could have been better, I've I've played far, far worse.

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        May 7, 2012 2:15 PM

        The James Bond ones are normally acceptable, of the ones not already mentioned, I think King Kong on 360 was supposed to be fun.

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        May 7, 2012 2:18 PM

        The tie in game for that crappy movie "Push" was on the clearance rack at my local Blockbuster for years. It was priced at $5. I always wanted to buy it just to see how bad it may be, but then the store closed and I missed out on it.

        But yeah, I never understood tie in games. Like who saw Push and thought "wow, I really want to play a game based on this!"??

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          May 7, 2012 2:19 PM

          and I am mixing up my crappy sci-fi movies...it wasn't Push, it was "Jumper!"

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            May 7, 2012 2:24 PM

            Push might have been interesting if it had nothing to do with the story but set in the same universe, Jumper had no hope.

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              May 7, 2012 3:07 PM

              Push based on the movie Precious based on the novel Push by Sapphire.

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              May 8, 2012 2:18 AM

              Push had such an amazing world to work with, and did almost nothing with it. =/

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        May 7, 2012 3:05 PM

        Star Wars Pod Racer was pretty sweet.

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        May 7, 2012 4:43 PM

        Lion King and Aladdin!

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        May 7, 2012 7:43 PM

        superman64 is well known out there

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        May 7, 2012 11:39 PM

        Ghostbusters (steam) was amazing! Also, the Batman games. Wait, what's a tie-in game?

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          May 8, 2012 12:48 AM

          Ghostbusters c64 was good too!

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            May 12, 2012 4:41 PM

            I still see myself getting squished by a pixely StayPuft in my dreams.

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        May 8, 2012 12:12 AM

        Goldeneye, yes, I can see that. I've never owned a console but while I was blasting through Half Life (the better game obviously) my friend was playing Goldeneye on his N64. Good game.

        The rest I'm not sure about...Iron Man and Wolverine? Both were cheap cash in's IMO. And Arkham Asylum is based on the DC Comics, it isn't a tie-in with Chris Nolans movies.

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        May 8, 2012 12:22 AM

        Riddick, Goldeneye and probably a couple of Star Wars ones?

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        May 8, 2012 2:11 AM

        Blade Runner.

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      May 7, 2012 12:48 PM

      awesome if it's like Ultimate Alliance otherwise I wont get my hopes up too high

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      May 7, 2012 4:55 PM

      The Avengers Facebook is actually pretty swank too. It's pretty much a Pokemon / Final Fantasy game where you fight classes with opposing classes.

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      May 8, 2012 2:20 AM

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