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Footage of EA's lost brawler shows a Marvel title that never came to be

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Footage has surfaced of the abandoned brawler developed in partnership between EA's Chicago studio and Marvel Comics, a thematic fighter from the studio behind the Def Jam series.

An artist on the production team shared the above video with Siliconera, as well as a handful of in-game screenshots. The screen and menus are framed like pages out of a comic book. Spider-Man, Hulk and Captain America appear to be playable characters, and the game itself featured a campaign mode, a "what if" sort of scenario mode and online play. These can be seen in the video, posted above.

The game was first announced at Comic Con in 2007 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with 2008 release window. After EA Chicago closed in Nov. 2007, EA announced that the Marvel fighting game was canceled, stating that both EA and Marvel "jointly agreed to discontinue development of the Marvel titles under the EA Games Label."