At Comic-Con last summer, Marvel made made a surprise announcement on the video games front, unveiling Deadpool, the game based on every comic reader’s favorite Merc with a Mouth. Developed by High Moon Studios, the creative house behind the Transformers series of games for Activision, Activision hopes Deadpool can turn their Marvel fortunes around after the epic failure that was X-Men: Destiny.
In the months since the announcement, we’ve slowly learned of some of the supporting characters from Marvel Comics who will making appearances alongside Wade Wilson in the title, including Domino and now, their mutual “friend,” Cable.
Like Deadpool and Domino, Cable is a creation of comic book industry veteran Rob Liefeld. Cable and Deadpool had a 50-issue ongoing series from 2004 to 2008, where they split off into their own solo series after a major crossover event for the X-Men. In the upcoming Deadpool game releasing later this year, they meet up again.
The following images came from Liefeld himself who posted the following scans from Xbox Online Magazine:
The other interesting addition revealed in the images is the inclusion of Death, who’s personified into an actual character in the Marvel universe. Fans with a keen eye may have noticed the subtle reference to the character in the post-credits button at the end of The Avengers film where Thanos is revealed. Thanos has an obsession with Death and aims to please her in any way he can. Deadpool, who thanks to his mutant healing powers, has been able to elude her but they share an interesting connection.
Each character revealed thus far has a unique relationship with the protagonist, mostly because he’s crazy. Cable was able to work with him because he understands and can (mostly) manipulate him into doing what he wishes, whereas Death had Deadpool crushing for her at one point.
We’d love for this game to support co-op, where additional players could take on the supporting characters, but knowing High Moon Studios dropped co-op play in the campaign of the latest Transformers, it’s highly unlikely.
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Source: Xbox Online Magazine (via Rob Liefeld)