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Recent Articles: Deadpool
Deadpool is the Marvel equivalent of Marmite; you either love him or you hate him. From his crass and vulgar sense of humour to his habit of breaking the fourth wall and talking directly with his gathered audience, the Merc with a Mouth offers some sweet comic relief in place of grim, dark, and brooding superheroes. But how is the character’s transition from comic to video game? (more…)
Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us cashed in on years of hype and some of the best reviews for a PS3 game ever (including a 7/7 from our own Andrew Rainnie) to emerge as the best-selling game of June 2013. Last month’s report from The NPD Group featured plenty of other new faces including Animal Crossing: New Leaf (#2), Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (#3, the first time its been available for retail sale), and Deadpool (#8).
Call of Duty: Black Ops II, NBA 2K13, and Battlefield 3 continue their lengthy runs as they sold enough copies to land at, respectively, #4, #5, and #9. The complete list of June 2013’s top ten best-selling games can be found after the break.
According to the NPD’s monthly report (via Game Informer), total retail sales of games, consoles, and accessories amounted to $593.3 million, a 15% decline from June 2012’s $700.6 million total. (more…)
Two very different agents of chaos highlight today’s PlayStation Store update.
Deadpool, Marvel’s fourth wall-breaking assassin-for-hire, has been given the big budget PS3 game treatment by High Moon and Activision. Meanwhile, the pixelated 2D mayhem of Hotline Miami comes to the PS3 and Vita as a Cross-Buy title. A wide variety of other titles are available this week including:
- Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers (PS3), the latest adaptation of the collectible card game.
- Ride to Hell Retribution (PS3), an action game starring some angry bikers.
- Spartacus Legends (PS3), a free-to-play fighter based on the popular Starz show.
- Muramasa Rebirth (Vita), an action RPG originally released for the Wii that’s been rebuilt for Sony’s handheld.
Deadpool is now available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. And along with the release of the first game starring “The Merc With A Mouth” comes this launch trailer that is filled with his signature brand of bizarre.
Enjoy it folks.
Finally, some variety in the new release schedule!
In fact, there’s so much variety available this week that we’re getting a new console: the Android-powered, Kickster-funded Ouya Console. If you’d prefer to stick with games on platforms you already own, this week also sees the release of the first game starring the “Merc With the Mouth,” Deadpool (PC, PS3, Xbox 360).
A trio of niche titles round out this week’s major new releases including the Sega-published PC strategy game Company of Heroes 2 (it used to be part of THQ’s stable), minigame collection Game & Wario (Wii U), and the insane crossover Project X Zone (3DS).
More new release can be found after the break. (more…)
Marvel Entertainment and Activision’s Deadpool: The Game will be available in stores on June 25 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and the PC (that’s new!). Developed by High Moon, the studio behind Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, the first game starring Marvel’s epic comic hero (and all his awesomeness) will presumably be available in the UK & Europe shortly after. But for everyone who plans to purchase it in North America, Activision has announced a pair of pre-order bonuses.
GameStop is offering:
- Merc with a Map Pack - “GRT Plaza” and “Inside the Tower” Challenge Maps
- Two Exclusive Suts - “D-Pooly” and “Uncanny X-Force”
- “The Most Epic Digital Wallpaper Ever!” - Yes, he’s riding a ****ing unicorn! (US Only)
Meanwhile, Amazon is offering a $5 credit towards select Marvel graphic novels, and an exclusive digital coversleeve and wallpaper.
Will you be picking up Deadpool when it arrives this summer?
In keeping with Deadpool’s comic book traditions, this none-too-serious trailer continues to break down the fourth wall, the titular character narrating this pastiche of other game previews. “You start with weird drony music, everything dark and foreboding. And stuff… Screw this!”
From here on in, we have air guitar, hand puppets, and Cable. That’s right, the trailer confirms the inclusion of Nathan Summers, the son of Scott Summers (AKA Cyclops) and Madelyne Prior (erm… AKA Madelyne Prior). The future soldier inflicted with a techno-organic virus partnered with Deadpool in what is arguably the pair’s best comic series, Cable & Deadpool. Also confirmed (via IMDB) is the inclusion of Cable’s other partner, the hot probability-altering assassin, Domino, as well as the whirlwind-generating marauder, Riptide, and everyone’s favourite Canadian, Wolverine.
While the juvenile, sexist humour may not be to everyone’s taste, the trailer at least shows that developer High Moon is willing to have a bit of fun with the design of the game, and that’s never a bad thing.
According to an ad found in at least one of last week’s new comic books, High Moon’s Deadpool game will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 this Summer. Previously, publisher Activision would only say that the game was coming in 2013.
Consider this news tentative for now as Activision has made no official announcements about Deadpool’s release date and the online retailers of the world (including GameStop and Amazon) have yet to update the game’s listing.
[Source: Deadpool Bugle]