A new trailer for High Moon Studios’ forthcoming Deadpool game has arrived, and unlike the announcement trailer it’s filled with plenty of exciting gameplay. It’s also narrated by the “merc with the mouth” himself, who in the game is voiced by Nolan North.
We’ve seen plenty of superhero games released over the past decade — many of them complete failures — but it’s fairly safe to say Deadpool will be something unique. From a gameplay perspective there aren’t too many differences between Deadpool and a character like Dante from Devil May Cry, for example, but that’s purely from an observational standpoint.
As the trailer above shows, Deadpool will do its best job to preserve the spirit of the comic book, while still being an entertaining video game. That means plenty of meta commentary, tomfoolery, and all-out bombastic sequences, and little touches like the speech balloons, all courtesy of the game’s writer Daniel Way. The trailer is comprised mostly of action shots, mind you, but what is on display looks pretty awesome.
Knowing that Nolan North voices Deadpool, and the constant joking might rub some gamers the wrong way, but hopefully most of that is part of the trailer’s editing and not necessarily indicative of the final product. It might just be the oversaturation of Nolan North vocal performances, or the rapid-fire nature of the trailer, but it’s possible to imagine some gamers being instantly turned off by Deadpool.
On the other hand, the character ranks very high on our list of superheroes deserved of their own game, so we’re happy High Moon Studios finally stepped up to the plate. They did a fantastic job adapting the Transformers franchise to an interactive medium — way better than Michael Bay ever could — so we have faith that they can do the same here.
As far as big reveals go, all the trailer showcases, aside from Deadpool, is Cable — a character we knew was already part of the game. Hopes are high that more of Deadpool’s regular foils will make an appearance, but thus far only Cable, Death, and Domino have been confirmed.
What do you think of the new trailer for Deadpool? Do you like High Moon Studios’ approach to the character?
Deadpool is targeting a Summer 2013 release on the Xbox 360 and PS3.