Activision publishing, along with High Moon Studios and Marvel Inc, have announced that they’re working on what looks to be an unbelievably fun and insane video game, Deadpool. Along with their announcement they’ve released one of the more entertaining teaser trailers we’ve seen in a while, watch it after the break.
Ok now that you’ve watched that trailer, you know just as much as we do. The game looks crazy, fun and of course, Deadpool-ish. Deadpool is one of my favorite comic characters (we’re ignoring the cameo in the Wolverine movie, that doesn’t count) and I do have some reservations about a game featuring him. He is violent, he is unapologetic, he is definitely not politically correct. All these things mean that actually capturing him in a game is going to be a challenge, either they would have to dumb down all the things that make Deadpool great, or make a game that has to have an M rating which a lot of publishers are hesitant to do.
Marvel had some success doing this when they released X-men Origins: Wolverine: Uncaged, the game had an M rating, and finally gave fans of Wolverine a game that actually featured the character that we love, for why we love him. High Moon has been the masterminds behind the last two Transformers video games and the upcoming Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, so they certainly have the chops to pull this off.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that High Moon will do the same with Deadpool, we’ll keep you updated as we learn more!