Right at the start of Comic Con we reported on a rumor that the next game coming from Activision was going to be the Hit Monkey game. While we were all hoping from our Flickcast offices (a.k.a. our San Diego hotel rooms) that this rumor would come to be false, nothing surprises us anymore and if Hit Monkey was on its way, we would have dealt with it.
Luckily during Saturday’s Marvel gaming panel, everything changed. Instead of getting a monkey with guns, we got the Merc with the Mouth. Deadpool is coming to consoles in the aptly titled Deadpool: The Game. Seemingly voiced by the same actor who took on Deadpool’s role during Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, Deadpool will be joined by the inner dialogue that plagues his insanity ridden life in the comics.
This game also looks like it will follow the trend of recent mature comic book games like Batman: Arkham City or Wolverine: Origins where “s**t gets real.” This isn’t a happy-go-lucky web-slinger cracking jokes and tying up bad guys for the cops to come get them. This is going to be a guns blazing and head chopping lunatic making jokes that are not safe for the office.
R.I.P. to the Hit Monkey rumor and long live the Merc with the Mouth. Stay tuned for more on Wade Wilson’s one man war in Deadpool: The Game which is currently slated for a 2013 release.
Oh yea, and “suck it Wolverine.”