Deadpool visits Marvel offices to promote new game

By Mike Andronico , Updated Jun 04, 2013 10:50 PM EDT

Deadpool's first starting foray into the world of video games is less than a month away, but Activison has opted not to release heaps of gameplay videos starring the merc with a mouth.

Instead, the publisher has opted to advertise High Moon studios' new game the only way Deadpool would know how: Using a live action version of the Marvel ninja himself.

In the latest promotion for the new Deadpool game, an actor portraying Wade Wilson can be seeing hanging out on the official Marvel headquarters in New York City. Wade runs his fingers through a mural of Marvels most iconic heroes, declaring his admiration for the females and his hatred for Spider-Man. After perusing the picture, Deadpool wonders where he is on the wall, realizing that the Merc with a Mouth is nowhere to be found.

This isn't the first time quick chunks of comedy have been used to promote the game. On the ever-appropriate first of April, Activision released a trailer that promised the first actual look at gameplay. What they released was certainly in-engine, but all the footage showed off was Wade making himself a big stack of pancakes.

Developed by High Moon, Deadpool will follow Wade Wilson in his adventure to... well, we're not quite sure yet. The studio has been mum on what the game is going to be about, only releasing the aforementioned comedic videos and a handful of screenshots for comic diehards to chew on. What we do know, however, is that a bevy of X-Men characters will be joining wade in the fight. Activision previously released a short teaser starring Cable, and the publisher has announced that the likes of Psylocke, Mr. Sinister, Domino, and even the grizzled Wolverine will be making appearances in the title. And while there isn't any substantial gameplay footage out there, fans should expect a game starring a guy who wields guns and swords to feature - you guessed it - a plethora of guns and swords.

It's rare that a publisher releases such a small amount of actual in game footage for a title, especially so close to its release. Do you think Activision lacks confidence in their upcoming actioner that will debut at $49.99? Or perhaps, are Activison and Marvel trying to avoid the overexposure that so many games receive before they hit store shelves?

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