The comedic 2013 superhero action title Deadpool will be launching this November for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Superhero titles are an extremely hit-or-miss area of gaming, with most comic titles performing in the mediocre-or-below range of quality. High Moon Studios, known for the recent Transformers: Cybertron game series, attempt to change things. High Moon has not only created a comic title, but a comic title. Deadpool openly breaks (more like shatters), the fourth wall and acknowledges the expectations and thoughts of gamers in preparation for the debut game of Marvel's anti-antihero. With such a cult-following amongst Marvel fans, the call for a spotlight on Deadpool has been vocal, and High Moon tries to answer with a game written by former Deadpool writer Daniel Way, scripting much of the narrative and dialogue. Is this a Dirty Harry-level of awesome, Deadpool-y badassery, or is it a return of the laughable monstrosity we saw in X-Men Origins: Wolverine? (And yes, that picture you see above is actually from the game.)
High Moon's Deadpool is still on track to come out this June, and each new batch of screenshots has more interested in spending some quality time with ol' Wade Wilson.
High Moon got Deadpool's approval to introduce fellow X-Force member Psylocke and frequent X-adversary Mr. Sinister to his upcoming action game.
Marvel games. DC games. Pitting the two comic companies against each other is such a natural progression that we're kicking ourselves for not having done it already. We've seen these characters face off in the comic world, so let's check out what happens when we pit their games against each other. It's the ultimate comic company video game fight to the finish!
The Merc with a Mouth is on his way, but we've still got a bit of a wait until the Deadpool game is released in the summer. Thankfully, a handful of new screenshots should tide us over until more inevitable news of Wade Wilson surfaces.
Deadpool, beloved by Marvel fans for his sarcastic and often cavalier attitude, makes his way to PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on June 25th. Gamers who pre-order on Amazon or through GameStop will get a few bonuses with their purchase.
Deadpool's Xbox 360 achievements have been posted online, giving players a look at what they'll have to do to score invisible brownie points with the "Merc with a Mouth." And, as with any list of achievements and/or trophies, one should expect some SLIGHT SPOILERS, although any story elements seem to have been kept secret.
Deadpool's twisted sense of humor is a huge reason for his popularity, but there is nothing funny regarding today's news of Activision's decision to lay off 40 full-time employees at High Moon Studios. Along with its anticipated Deadpool title, High Moon Studios also developed the Transformers video games.
Anyone not excited for a full Deadpool video game had better check. His. Pulse.