It was just last week that developer High Moon studios revealed they were working on a game staring an unusual assassin from the universe of Marvel Comics. Apparently however a title staring a Japanese macaque with a penchant for duel wielding guns as part of his quest to kill assassins in revenge for the murder of his tribe was not enough for the studio, because it was revealed today that they are also currently developing a game featuring The Merc With a Mouth. And the video game industry might never be the same.
OK that last line might end up being something of a long shot, but there is no denying that everyone’s favorite lunatic, fourth-wall breaking gun-for-hire Deadpool is getting his own game from Activision and High Moon Studios. Simply titled Deadpool, specifics about the game currently remain scant, right down to exactly what systems it will be released for or even what its intended genre is (though a 3rd person shooter/action game of some sort seems likely from the released teaser trailer). One of the few details that can currently be confirmed is that Nolan North will be returning to voice the character, having previously done so in the Marvel vs. Capcom games, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, and the Hulk Vs. direct-to-DVD animated film from several years back. Check out a teaser trailer for the game below:
Deadpool is currently being aimed for a 2013 release, as is its sister (?) title, the aforementioned Hit-Monkey. Of course considering the potential overlap in setting, characters (Hit-Monkey being first introduced in the pages of Deadpool’s own comic), and possibly even gameplay that exists between the two titles, this raises some interesting questions and/or implications about both games. Entering pure speculation mode for a moment, I doubt both games will get a full retail release in the same year and I could easily imagine a scenario in which Hit-Monkey ends up being the budget-priced download only title to accompany Deadpool‘s full retail release. It could even be possible, if unlikely, that Hit-Monkey is simply some kind of single player DLC or a multiplayer expansion for Deadpool. At the very least, I expect some kind of tie-in or crossover mechanic between the two games, even if its just unlocking specific content in each game for those who purchase both titles. Whatever ends up being the case, stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of both Hit-Monkey and Deadpool and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.