Brink Developer Making a Marvel Game for Disney?
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A feature published on Industry Gamers, entitled "United Front: 7 UK Studios To Keep and Eye On" has revealed an interesting morsel of information surrounding Brink developer Splash Damage, hinting that the studio might be working on a new Marvel game for Disney.

The report notes that Splash Damage is currently developing an "unannounced project for a major entertainment brand", which is supposedly "based on one of the biggest American pop culture brands of the last 50 years". That sounds a lot like Marvel to us. That major entertainment brand is also said to be "a company widely believed to have given up on the console publishing business", which could well be the same Disney that closed down Tron: Evolution developer Propaganda Games and Split Second: Velocity dev Black Rock. Disney also purchased Marvel Comics recently.

It then goes on to say that the new project will feature "online multiplayer technology" and will run on "an even more polished Brink engine". Are we talking id Tech 5 here then, or a polished version of id Tech 4, which is what Brink used? Either way, it seems that Splash Damage could well be working on a Marvel title using a version of its Brink engine, which may or may not be a tie-in for The Avengers movie scheduled for release in 2012.

We'll just have to wait and see...

[Via Kotaku]


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Comment #1 by Arron114
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 08:49:48 AM
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Lets hope it doesnt have team AI in.

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Comment #2 by SevenJesterHats
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 08:49:59 AM
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Marvel u say?... im in! :)

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Comment #3 by Mega Man
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 08:50:01 AM
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Cant wait for the Avengers film. I tie-in game would be great :D

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Comment #4 by Fang Foom
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 08:50:29 AM
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Could be good. So many good Avengers characters. Please dont mess this up!

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Comment #5 by SG1 Warsquatch
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 08:51:15 AM
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I wonder if there will be women in this game unlike Brink? It would be nice to see a super hero game without Activision involved.

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Comment #6 by Htimsdrof
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 09:02:03 AM
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They never should have cancelled the first person Avengers game. That looked epic.

As for this, I'm all for more Marvel games. If not Avengers, this could be Amazing Spiderman tie-in?

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Comment #7 by Akuza
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 09:06:35 AM
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What?... They are giving it to the people with the biggest flop this year .l really????

Them over thq who's fps avengers game looked fucking amazing !


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Comment #8 by bearmod
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 09:10:55 AM
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Lets hope this is a proper Avengers game and not one that's a movie tie in. And I agree with #6, I was really looking forward to the one that they cancelled

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Comment #9 by TheFlusher
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 09:14:54 AM
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At least sega is not involved. so this should bring hope...

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Comment #10 by H0p3sfalL
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 09:27:48 AM
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Awesome pic.

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Comment #11 by Empty Seven Man
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 10:00:31 AM
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@9 damn right I still have nightmares about Thor.

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Comment #12 by stumpyandjay
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 10:21:55 AM
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A Marvel/Avengers Title with "online multiplayer technology" would be awesome.

@11: Oh Thor wasn't that bad, as long as you never opened the package and left it on the shelf in the store.

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Comment #13 by Mad Man
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 10:24:13 AM
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As long as Splash Damage does something about their AI programing I would give them a second shot.

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Comment #14 by RoseSymphony
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 10:34:45 AM
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Do you know what would be great? A Marvel version of DC Universe Online on the consoles. :3 That would be amazing.

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Comment #15 by Star Collapse
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 10:44:52 AM
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Brink Developer Making a Marvel Game for Disney?
My head just exploded

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Comment #16 by your next best friend
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 11:24:16 AM
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"A More Polished Brink Engine"? Talk about polishing a turd

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Comment #17 by Arkangel X
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 11:43:51 AM
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On one hand, I love Marvel. On the other hand, Brink was one of the worst games I played this year (I traded it in, and I never trade games in anymore). I'm torn.

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Comment #18 by VASSILI ZAITZ3V
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 12:17:53 PM
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Forget the game. Where can I get that poster?

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Comment #19 by strawberry
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 01:22:19 PM
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I'm kind of excited for this. Activision has been raping the marvel franchise... maybe splash damage can do something different for once.

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Comment #20 by CaptainTaco
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 01:33:39 PM
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Well let us know what game it is so we are aware not to buy it!

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Comment #21 by Spanish Assault
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 02:58:40 PM
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hopefully it looks like the scrapped Avenger game you guys show us earlier in the year.

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Comment #22 by WIng Zero Pilot
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 04:25:26 PM
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Love my Marvel.

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Comment #23 by Foreseen 360
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 06:01:32 PM
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The ONLY good movie tie in game that ive actually enjoyed playing was Captain America. The combat was amazing, flowed so smoothly and was great to combo multiple enemies. I hope that they make a sequel down the line at some point. Lets hope that this game can also play like a super hero game is supposed to :D

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Comment #24 by Kyanite
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 07:45:13 PM
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By most accounts, Brink was a bad game. Two of Marvel's recent three licensed games, X-Men Destiny and Thor, are simply bad games. I would love for the Avengers to be good, but I'm not holding out hope.

Maybe this will spur on the XBLA release of the four-player classic, "Captain American and the Avengers".

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Comment #25 by High Lord Sigma
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 12:48:53 AM
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@#7: Yes, Brink was disappointing critically. However, I'd say that selling just shy of 400,000 copies on the 360 alone during the first week of release can hardly be considered bad.

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Comment #26 by TrishTheDish
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 01:51:10 AM
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Sales don't equate quality nowadays, have you SEEN what tops the charts? There were a whole lot of suckers (me included) who were taken in the Brink pre-release hype, I bet the drop off for that game's sales was almost a straight line down.

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Comment #27 by Dragon14785
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 04:42:54 AM
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All them well known super-heroes and not one image of Deadpool!

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Comment #28 by PSlocombe
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 07:17:24 AM
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@27 It's because Deadpool is not an Avenger (yet).

I like my Marvel comics but games have been poor, i can't see how they could transfer the Brink engine for an Avengers title. I could see an action/platform game with independent levels or routes for each character based on their abilities though.

E.g. your winter base, can choose Hawkeye or Cap; air battle Iron Man or Thor; stealth Ant-Man or Wasp

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Comment #29 by Dr Popodopolus
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 08:02:07 AM
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Nobody cares, Splash Damage suck.

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Comment #30 by Dragon14785
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 11:44:12 AM
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@28 Not everyone in that picture is/was an avenger.

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