At Comic-Con in San Diego, we got the news that Deadpool would finally be getting his own game. After making cameos and having supporting roles in titles like Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 or Marvel vs. Capcom 3, the cult favorite is on the verge of mainstream success (if the movie ever gets made). Now, Deadpool is getting the opportunity to further break his way into the average American household.
High Moon Studios, most recently gaining recognition working on the Transformers franchise, have shown an understanding for licensed properties both in visual style and in capturing the voice of a character. While Deadpool’s visuals may be pretty standard comics action, his voice is anything but. Having to work with a character that has a voice separate from an inner dialogue that he communicates with all while breaking the 4th wall is no short challenge. Only some of the best comics writers have been able to nail this but hearing that Daniel Way is going to be working with High Moon on the game gives us tons of faith.
Now normally, we’d never just copy and paste a fact sheet but when the PR company makes this much effort to make it entertaining, it’d be a shame not to share it with the Flickcast audience.
Check out the screens just released from Gamescom and the full fact sheet after the break. Keep tuned to The Flickcast for more on Deadpool and his upcoming release from Activision and High Moon Studios.
A NOTE FROM DEVELOPER HIGH MOON STUDIOS
You may be wondering why our game character is writing his own fact sheet. Our team also wondered and wasn’t all that aware of who DEADPOOL was until this red-suited, katana-wielding Marvel Super Hero burst through our door. But after a quick chat over some tacos and some “accidental” gunplay, we decided that he was indeed awesome and wondered no longer. BURP.
THANKS, HIGH MOON! AND NOW, ON TO MY FACT SHEET OF FUN FACTOIDS ABOUT DEADPOOL!
ABOUT ME, DEADPOOL!
Helllloooooo journalistos! Couple things I’d like to get off my chest: Everyone knows I’m the coolest comic book character in the universe – a mercenary for hire with a super charged healing factor the ladies love. I run my mouth – so what? Some say I’m unstable but I’m very stable. (Yep, totally stable) …except for the voices in my head… (What about that time we beat the dude with his own arms?) (That doesn’t count – he had it coming.) And if you want to know what gets me going in the mornings, it’s chimichangas! (MmmmmWfffmmmmwfmmahmmm- oh Chimichangas) WHOA, I feel better now. I also love to talk, especially to you!
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION OF MY GAME STUFF:
I, DEADPOOL, am here to tell you about all the awesomeness that is my new video game! That’s right – I’ve taken over High Moon Studios in order to develop the world’s first-ever video game dedicated to yours truly, ME – DEADPOOL! You may know me as the “Merc with a Mouth,” which means there will be plenty of ME talking to YOU in the game, along with ALL of my favorite things: katanas, big guns (and not just these amazing arm muscles – check!), hot chicks, cameos from some of my X-MEN friends (ooh, spandex!), chimichangas, bouncy houses, and of course…ME!!! I also “invited” my old Marvel pal Daniel Way, who’s put together some of my zaniest comic book adventures ever, to give my DEADPOOL video game a story that pays tribute to ME more than ever! So what are you waiting for? Go write amazing chocolatey editorial goodness about my DEADPOOL game!!!
MY KEY FEATURES OF ME:
You Get to Play ME – DEADPOOL! Bored after years of stealing the show as part of an ensemble cast, I’m finally delivering what all my loyal fans have asked for – nay, DEMANDED – an entire video game featuring me and what I want to do…or what I want you to do to me…no, wait, as me. That includes appearances by some of my X-MEN friends – Not ‘cuz I need help (I don’t), but ‘cuz Marvel paid me to (wink). I might have made a few changes so you see things like I do. (You can thank me later, Psylocke.)
So Many Shiny Toys, So Little Time! No video game of mine would be complete without a lot of shiny new guns (bang!), blades (poke!), explosives (boom), duct tape (quack!) and a buttload of other things for me to play with! To capture all of my good sides, I made High Moon Studios make a third-person action game – and yes, my bottom is my best side.
An All-New Full Frontal Pictorial Story About Me! My Marvel writing hostage buddy Daniel Way (Secret Invasion, Dark Reign) and I have been through many life-changing things together, including visits to a lot of authentic taco stands. (Free life lesson: If it’s hot going in, it’ll be HOT coming out!) Daniel has put together a story that shows off my specialness like never before!
Fourth Wall…Schmourth Wall!!! – I like breaking walls, especially the fourth one! Why play a game about me when we can’t even talk to each other? I like you. Don’t you like me? Let’s get married. Why are you ignoring me? FINE!!! I’m breaking up with you! I miss you so much. Let’s get back together. Hold me…(and that was just a taste…).
Did I Mention This is a DEADPOOL Video Game? This is a DEADPOOL video game! That means you get to enjoy over-the-top-poop-your-pants action, smokin’ hot babes and tacos! Not necessarily all together or in that order. (What about that time when…?) Hey! NOT SAFE FOR WORK.