The game, simply titled Deadpool, is being developed by Activision and High Moon Studios.
The development studio is known most recently for making games based on the Transformers license. The latest in that series, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, is set to release on August 21.
In a press release written by Deadpool and provided by Marvel, minor details of the game were revealed. The third-person action game will feature katanas, big guns, hot chicks, bouncy houses, and “crazy poop-your-pants action.”
The press release also hints that characters from the X-Men will be making guest appearances in the game. Deadpool even references a particular friend at the end of the trailer when he says “Suck it, Wolverine.”
Daniel Way, who regularly writes the Deadpool comic, will pen the script for the game. Nolan North will provide the voice of the main character. North is most famous for his work as Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series but also has done previous work as the voice of Deadpool.
A Deadpool video game is an exciting and interesting choice for Marvel and High Moon Studios. Deadpool is a beloved character who has mastered various skills. He is an expert in stealth and espionage but is equally dangerous during hand-to-hand combat. The game could be successful if it includes different mission types to take advantage of his numerous abilities.
Regardless, it should be fun to decapitate enemies with a katana and blast away baddies with a gun while Deadpool provides funny one-liners. A Batman: Arkham Asylum style fighting system seems to be the main way to take down enemies.
Deadpool is best known for his humor and witty raunchiness. Judging by the debut trailer, the game will effectively capture Deadpool’s unique personality. His instability should provide for some entertaining moments.
The comic is notorious for breaking the fourth wall, a cardinal sin in writing. Deadpool knows he is a character inside of a comic book and he acknowledges it. Based on the trailer for the game, it seems as if that aspect will be present in the virtual environment. This should translate into some hilarious moments with Deadpool realizing he is a comic book character inside of a video game.
Not much information was given other than the existence of the game. The platforms for which the game will be available have yet to be announced but an image on the game’s official site shows that it will be coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. No specific release date has been unveiled except that it will be coming in 2013. In the meantime, gamers can visit deadpoolgame.com and find out why Deadpool loves chimichangas. Yes, seriously.