11 Cancelled Superhero Games That Would Have Been Amazing

R.I.P to the Spider-Man and Wolverine team-up that could have made millions.

Cancelled Superhero Games

Unlike today where superhero games are pretty rare, in previous generations, developers and publishers used to churn them out every other week.

Now, not all were great - or even good, in some cases - with a lot of effort from Activision in particular lining the bottom of bargain bins across the world, but this period did see the release of some genuinely incredible comic-book games and great superhero capers that went on to define the entire sub-genre.

With such an influx of comic book titles hitting shelves though, there were just as many promising video game adaptations in the pipeline which were cancelled before they had a chance to prove themselves.

Whether they were canned because publishers couldn't understand a hot idea when it was right in front of them, or the developers didn't have the financial ability to take that final step whilst on the cusp of greatness, there are some incredibly promising cancelled games from throughout the years that could have made millions if they were just given a bit more attention.

11. Marvel: Chaos

Moving away from the grimdark nature of Marvel Nemesis: Rise of The Imperfects, its planned sequel, Marvel Chaos, would have instead embraced the over-the-top silliness of comic-book bouts and focused on the colourful characters of Marvel's stable only.

Even better, in order to improve the core fighting mechanics, the development team were apparently treated the environment like a third character, with players being able to use their surroundings to smash opponents into objects, inflict extra damage, and set up hazards for them to avoid; hence the "Chaos" moniker the game was running with.

While that could have seemed a bit gimmicky at the time, titles like Injustice have proved that superhero games feel much more epic and true to their comic-book counterparts when the environment becomes part of the bout itself.

Of course, Rise of the Imperfects completely bombed when it released, pleasing neither fighting game fans nor ride-or-die Marvel fanatics, resulting in this follow up being canned as EA opted to move forward with other projects.


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