Avalanche Studios, the team behind the Just Cause series, was apparently working on an Iron Man game for multiple years before Marvel and Disney pulled the plug on the project.
In an interview with MinnMax, Avalanche Studios co-founder Christofer Sundberg said the game “was in development for a couple of years” before it was ultimately canceled around 2012. It would have been an open world game where Sundberg said you’d be able to “take off and just fly anywhere.” Sundberg also mentioned the abilitry to punch enemies through walls with Iron Man’s repulsor gloves.
In this clip from MinnMax’s interview, Avalanche Studios co-founder Christofer Sundberg reveals for the first time that the creators of Just Cause were working on an open-world Iron Man game before Disney and Marvel canceled the game around 2012. https://t.co/Ups3MrWmE4 pic.twitter.com/ODeya496uE
— MinnMax (@MinnMaxShow) August 17, 2022
The Just Cause games are chaotic open world romps filled with action and explosions, so you can get some idea of what an open world Iron Man game from Avalanche may have looked like.
Instead of this game from Avalanche, the Iron Man games we got at the time were not very good, with both Iron Man 1 and 2’s movie adaptation games getting poor reviews. However, nearly a decade after Avalanche’s Iron Man cancelation, an Iron Man VR game launched in 2020 featuring a spin on the character from outside the MCU.
Marvel video games are in a much different place than they were back in 2010. From Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2 and Wolverine to Firaxis’s Midnight Suns, there are plenty of Marvel projects in the works. In fact, the first-ever Disney and Marvel games showcase is coming next month, where we’re already expecting to learn more about Midnight Suns, Amy Hennig’s Marvel ensemble game from Skydance New Media, and more.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.
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