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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]
Marvel and Activision team up for Deadpool game
So what happened to Hit-Monkey?
Activision and High Moon Studios just debuted their Marvel Comics-inspired game at Comic-Con and it doesn’t have anything to do with a simian assassin. Instead, it stars the Merc With a Mouth, Deadpool! Suck it Internets, Warp Zoned’s Andrew Rainnie totally called it.
The Deadpool game is currently scheduled for a 2013 release and, if the trailer above is any indication, it’ll be totally awesome. A bit more information and images of Deadpool kicking ass and enjoying chimichangas can be found at the game’s official website.
So now the question is, how does Hit-Monkey fit into all this? Is a separate Hit-Monkey game still in development? Or maybe he’ll appear in the Deadpool game as a boss/playable character? Or was it just a practical joke?
We’ll never know if it was a planned “leak” or a simple mistake, but the website HitMonkeyGame.com (now offline) has revealed the much rumoured Marvel character that High Moon Studios will be tackling for their next game, and it is bananas. Literally.
The site confirmed that the developer of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron will be bringing the little known character Hit-Monkey to the world of gaming. It is an odd, perhaps bold move, given that Hit-Monkey first appeared as recently as 2010 in a Marvel digital one-shot by comic book writer Daniel Way. The killer Japanese Macaque later appeared in a three-issue Deadpool story also written by Way and featuring everyone’s favourite wallcrawler, Spider-Man.
With a larger announcement scheduled for this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, we’re sure to find out more soon. But the monkey is well and truly out the bag… unless High Moon is playing a nasty trick on the video games community and is secretly making the Deadpool game we are all dying for.
High Moon Studios, an Activision internal development team, will announce their next game at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con during the “Marvel Video Games” panel on Saturday, July 14.
The panel’s description is woefully short on details, but several LinkedIn profiles have offered up a few more details about the unannounced game. According to Senior Game Designer J.R. Vosovic, the game is in development for “next-gen” systems. We also know that the project is being headed up by Game Director Sean Miller, who was previously in charge of the team that created Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
In addition to the recently released Amazing Spider-Man game, Activision has published multiple titles based on Marvel Comics characters this generation including the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance series, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and X-Men: Destiny.