Despite the fact that Deadpool hasn’t yet been well portrayed in a video game, the development team at High Moon Studios is sure that it can do the character justice in his upcoming video game.
Sean Miller, the game director working on the Deadpool video game
, tells AusGamer that, “We have, I think, an understanding of what makes Deadpool special and we worked with Marvel to make sure that we do; we’re getting it right. We’re staying true to the comic book roots of the character but also drawing from the things that we feel are successful in other areas; videogames, all of that other stuff.”
The developer also says that Marvel has given his studio full creative freedom when it comes to its portrayal of Deadpool
and might even use his look and moves in other mediums.
Miller added, “They’re on board with making this a fun experience, and they’re not afraid of making fun of the things that need to get made fun of. It’s the thing that excites them about Deadpool as a character – that it offers a different spin on the superhero universe.”
There are certain aspects of the Deadpool comics that High Moon Studios will focus on, like the voices that sometimes speak to the comic book character and will drive the narrative in the game, and the trash talk that has become one of its signatures.
The character will also interact with players, breaking the fourth wall.
The writer of the Deadpool comic book, Daniel Way, will do the script and Nolan North, who has played the character before, will lend his voice and movements.
The Deadpool video game will be published by Activision
and is set to arrive on the PlayStation 3 from Sony and the Xbox 360 from Microsoft at some point during 2013.