Marvel on the hunt for new Avengers publisher

You can’t have a big summer blockbuster without a video game tie-in of varying degrees of quality, it’s just scientifically impossible.

So even though the (admittedly awesome-looking) THQ Avengers project – seen here – has been canned, Marvel is still on the hunt for a new publishing partner for an Avengers game even though the movie is due to release next May. The company confirmed to Gamespot that “the rights for a video game based on Marvel’s Avengers IP have reverted back to Marvel.”

Marvel also added that it was in the “early stages” of finding a new partner. Let’s hope whoever gets the job can match the ambition of the Left 4 Dead-style THQ project.