Deadpool Release date: High Moon Studios Talks About The Mutant Mercenary's New Game

Dec 01, 2012 12:56 PM EST | By Juan G. Rodriguez

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Wade Winston Wilson the "Merc With a Mouth" is journeying onto consoles in 2013 thanks to developer High Moon Studios and publisher Activision. Nolan North, who has voiced the anti-hero in other media, will voice Wilson aka Deadpool.

In a recent interview with Game Informer, High Moon Studios discussed the steps that they have taken to bring the character to life in the new video game.

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"During the game, he might turn to you and make a wise-crack about how well you are doing playing him, or make fun of you for how badly," said Sean Miller, game director at High Moon Studios. "It's been a long time since I've laughed this much while making or playing a video game."

In the comics, Deadpool has several powers including an accelerated healing factor that was artificially endowed through the infamous Weapon X program. Wilson can regenerate any injured or destroyed tissue. His body can also fight any disease. High Moon Studios says that Deadpool's mutant healing ability is really no different than checkpoints or respawns areas in modern games.

"Really, how is this different from any other video game out there," Miller said. "We've become used to the idea that 'my character' can soak up damage and miraculously recover from multiple gunshots, or if I actually die, I just respawn at my last checkpoint. Just because I can take a lot of damage doesn't mean I can't lose - and Deadpool hates losing."

One of the difficult things the studio had to deal with was balancing Dealpool's trademark humor with the game's action sequences. Miller promises that the game will not feature repetitive jokes and that the comedy will work within the context of the game.

"The key is that Deadpool wants to be a likable guy," Miller said. "He's been through a hellish life, and like many of us, the jokes he cracks help lighten up some pretty serious business. The game won't be an endless stream of repetitive one-liners - he's playing the game with you, so his thoughts and jokes are in the context of what you are both experiencing. He just lets out who he is, unfiltered - something none of us get to do in our day-to-day lives."

According to the game's official website, Deadpool will be release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. Check out the game's announcement trailer below...

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