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Deadpool on PS3: Madness is His Method

Sean Miller's Avatar + Posted by Sean Miller on Mar 07, 2013 // Game Director, High Moon Studios

FROM THE DESK OF DEADPOOL, CEO/CFO/COO/MD, HIGH MOON STUDIOS

Hey there, PlayStation.Blog readers. This is Sean Miller, Director of Deadpool, coming this summer to PS3 from High Moon Studios and Activision. We asked Deadpool, who graciously volunteered his leadership to relieve us of the pressures of developing a video game for him, to make a thoughtful video carefully outlining the nuanced gameplay and character features gamers could look forward to in his self-titled debut later this year.


As you can see in this new gameplay trailer, he… disagreed artistically. But while Deadpool sleeps off the tray of dessert chimichangas (he’s named them ‘chillychangas’) he just finished off, I’m free to give you a more in-depth introduction to Deadpool.

If you’re not familiar with High Moon Studios, we’re the team behind two of the highest-rated Transformers video games of all time: Transformers: War for Cybertron and its sequel, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Deadpool is more than just a poster on our wall here – he’s real to us, and his chaotic presence is a well we draw from constantly in designing his game. Deadpool is the ultimate Marvel antihero, who’s never really gotten the star treatment he (thinks he) deserves – until now.

Deadpool on PS3

Just who is this Merc with a Mouth? He’s the perfect comic book video game character because he knows he’s a comic book character starring in his own game. It takes a certain level of madness to realize something like that – Deadpool is way beyond that. He wields swords, guns, explosives, and wit, and wrestles endlessly with the multiple personalities literally fighting for control of his mind. It’s like having an angel and a devil on your shoulders – only neither are whispering anything sane. And that’s what makes Deadpool so unique. Deadpool is more than just the main character of the game – he’s the director. Every part of your experience, from action to narrative, is filtered through the warped, taco-fueled perspective of a protagonist who is certifiably crazycakes.

We had this big story planned out – but Deadpool had other plans (he’s not exactly known for following the rules). Our game begins as any good Deadpool adventure does – with a mercenary mission – but quickly becomes something much bigger as Deadpool finds himself on the island of Genosha, the site of the great mutant massacre in the comics, fighting for the fate of the world (and his beloved chimichangas).

Deadpool on PS3

Combat in Deadpool is what you might expect from a manic mutant mercenary with voices in his head – fast, frenetic, adaptive, and always entertaining. Much like Deadpool himself, however, it’s far deeper than you might expect. It has all the elements of an action brawler mixed with a solid shooting experience. Deadpool’s Gun-Fu fight style allows you to flow effortlessly between melee and gunplay in close-quarters combat, but also affords tighter aiming for picking off enemies at range. Looking for something more layered than button-mashing? Deadpool’s deep upgrade system lets you spend your hard earned cash on new ass-kicking weapons, combos, upgrades, and abilities.

There’s a lot of merciless carnage and unbridled machismo. Paired with hilarious dialogue and internal monologues, Deadpool doesn’t so much break the fourth wall as he plows through it and does a touchdown dance on the other side. We’ve got an ‘M’ rating to work with, and we’re treating it as a license to drop you completely off the deep end.

We’ll have more details to share with you as our summer release window approaches. For now, I’d be happy to answer any questions I can in the comments below… until the boss wakes up, that is.

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49 Comments

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+ Gadirok on March 7th, 2013 at 6:06 am said:

I like the comic-sans and those bubbles. Actually appears a bit like a comic in cutscenes. I didn’t get in on transformers, but this definitely looks great.


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+ MaxxAmmo on March 7th, 2013 at 6:21 am said:

I’m throwing ca$h at my monitor but nothing is happening? Plz explain! Gimme!


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+ AmaterasuOkami1 on March 7th, 2013 at 6:22 am said:

EXPLOSIONS!


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on March 7th, 2013 at 6:28 am said:

Ya see that? Now that’s how you defeat wolverine, people. And ya don’t even need optic blast buahaha!


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+ Dark_Rezo on March 7th, 2013 at 6:35 am said:

Im waiting for this game… COMPRA SEGURA!!!


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+ BAMF_WaS03 on March 7th, 2013 at 6:47 am said:

Hi Sean this is off topic but when is Sony going to put the Killzone Shadow Fall demonstratio on the media sections of the store? I want to watch it on my Sony Bravia in Beautiful HD….Youtube aimt cutting kt…Thanks Sean.


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+ BAMF_WaS03 on March 7th, 2013 at 6:52 am said:

oh…nevermind …im a tard lol i guess you wldnt know. @_@


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+ Tekn0tize on March 7th, 2013 at 7:00 am said:

I pretty much hate hack ‘n slash games but this one looks interesting…

Only one question.

How about adding him to Playstation All stars battle royale!?

At least he’s way more interesting than the boring Zeus.


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+ XtemmA2 on March 7th, 2013 at 7:18 am said:

Always trust Deadpool’s mom !!!


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+ Elvick_ on March 7th, 2013 at 7:21 am said:

Hope there’s a demo.


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+ XtemmA2 on March 7th, 2013 at 7:22 am said:

@ #8 :Zeus is boring, any old man is always boring in a fighting games, unless it’s Heihachi Mishima. :D


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+ Vex_Doppel on March 7th, 2013 at 7:29 am said:

I like Deadpool as much as the other guy, and i like that he breaks the 4th wall from time to time. This seems a little much. I think its going a bit too much in the direction of Looney Tunes. Anyone watch Wolverine vs Hulk? That was dead on accurate Deadpool in there. That’s what I’d expect to see in this game. So far I’m not seeing that. This game is rated M but I get the feeling your advertising to a younger audience.


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on March 7th, 2013 at 7:33 am said:

@ #12: Cause Nolan North’s the best deadpool voice actor.


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+ Lemondish on March 7th, 2013 at 7:37 am said:

This accent sounds 100% not Canadian. Considering Deadpool’s a Canuck…it seems off.


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+ Xcaligamer1 on March 7th, 2013 at 7:44 am said:

agree with #12


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+ BossmanCCrowder1 on March 7th, 2013 at 8:01 am said:

@12 I agree. The game looks pretty fun.


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+ johnnyp70 on March 7th, 2013 at 8:04 am said:

I will have this game day one! Wade Wilson is the MAN!!!!


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+ ASC2175 on March 7th, 2013 at 8:12 am said:

In honor of National Chillychonga Day, I shall celebrate by playing Deadpool and punching my computer moniter to its not-existent soul, which will then exist for some reason. Then, I shall invite some friends over and play a game I like to call Pukester. It is a combination of Twister and drinking so much you’ll throw up for innards. Right Puke Blue.


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+ Mando44646 on March 7th, 2013 at 8:53 am said:

I really can’t wait for this. What other major Marvel characters are in it besides Cable?


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+ GOJCcc on March 7th, 2013 at 8:59 am said:

Day 1 digital on PSN Store ?

Demo ?

thanks


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+ Quirkyblonde1980 on March 7th, 2013 at 9:07 am said:

What are the odds of getting a PC version too?


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+ boomstickbhg on March 7th, 2013 at 9:15 am said:

Looking forward to this, as with any game there’s potential to mess up, but what I’ve seen so far of this has been so much fun.

I don’t read many comics in recent years, the things are too expensive (when it takes 50 comics to finish a story) and hard to find where I live so I’m not really a Deadpool expert these days, haven’t seen him much since the Time Traveling Cable storyline (with Hope, post house of M, pre her own comics).

Anyway, I love the deadpool character, even if he’s not the one I know the best in Marvel and I’m eager to see what’s next for this games media machine.


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+ xaos on March 7th, 2013 at 9:53 am said:

Moar man-bazookas, plz, thx!


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+ GhostMachine1 on March 7th, 2013 at 9:54 am said:

You guys made him sound less like Drake. That’s good. :)


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+ Welmosca on March 7th, 2013 at 10:18 am said:

Oh thats awesome…the trailer looks really good and better than the screenshots released before….I’m a Deadpool fan…can’t wait to see some gameplay…and I’m also hoping for a demo…anyway High Moon did an excellent job with the Transformers games so I’m counting on this one.


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+ dorkgeniuz21 on March 7th, 2013 at 11:18 am said:

Can you guys please either do a ps vita port in the near future orrrrrr add remote-play or a cross-controller patch to work with the ps vita and ps3 version?


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+ dorkgeniuz21 on March 7th, 2013 at 11:29 am said:

1.Do any other marvel superheroes make cameos in this game?
2.Will there be any comic book movie or video game easter eggs throughout the game.
3.Would you guys consider asking Deadpool if he would like to be added as Dlc for Playstation All-Stars Battle Royal?


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+ rabidninjamonky on March 7th, 2013 at 1:24 pm said:

“Greatest game ever!” deadpool’s mom. lol. Best trailer ever! Take your time with this game please! Looks amazing!


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+ neuropunk on March 7th, 2013 at 2:09 pm said:

Ewwwwww, nooooooooooo!

NOT NOLAN NORTH AGAIN!

His voice ruins games and I can tell it is him from a mile away. I started boycotting his games. There are tons of voice actors way more talented than him. I do not understand why his voice is spammed in modern video games, but his voice irritates me.


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+ Koruee-bushi on March 7th, 2013 at 5:23 pm said:

cant even lie! this looks lavish as hell!!


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+ RulitoCR on March 7th, 2013 at 5:46 pm said:

Awesome!! Soooo funny!!! I’ll buy it some day!


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+ AnoyoIkari on March 7th, 2013 at 7:17 pm said:

@Sean Miller, can we expect any cameos or boss battles from characters in his original on going series? Like Typhoid Mary, Blind Al, T-Ray, Ajax and weasel?


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+ T-8k8O_ on March 7th, 2013 at 8:00 pm said:

This is gonna be great!


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+ Jisatsu_Kiddo on March 7th, 2013 at 8:01 pm said:

12

Wade breaks the wall on every page pretty much. So I don’t get why you are surprised it’s very present in the trailers of all things.


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+ Jisatsu_Kiddo on March 7th, 2013 at 8:03 pm said:

29

Ewwww, HIPSTERS, NOT HIPSTERS. They ruin comment sections


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+ WolfyHopeless on March 8th, 2013 at 8:04 am said:

Being a comic geek since I was a child, I KNOW Deadpool wasn’t always THAT obnoxious, and that’s just it; Deadpool in any form of media is as good as the people write him and this… well, this is not good.

They can’t figure out how to separate insane with obnoxious. I’ll pass on this.


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+ neuropunk on March 8th, 2013 at 8:19 am said:

@35 Maybe you’re a hipster. I’m more urban/sporty/cleancut.

Sucks when every single game’s main character is voiced by Nolan ‘One Note’ North. Same voice in nearly every game he does. Let some other voice actors work for a change! I’m sick of hearing the same voice in every game. Sick of every character in modern video games sounding like Nathan Drake. So, I am not being a hipster, I just do not like irritating voices is all.


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+ AnoyoIkari on March 8th, 2013 at 9:09 am said:

@36 he wasn’t that obnoxious in the old X-Force comics. In his Mini series and normal series he was.

@37 Yeah I wasn’t happy with Nolan North as the voice for him. I liked the old voice from The first Ultimate alliance game. But Nolan North has kinda grown on me. He still sounds a little too normal and not scratchy like he’s supposed to. But not everything can be perfect. But if I had the choice, it wouldn’t be Nolan North.


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+ MRDAYGLO on March 8th, 2013 at 10:22 am said:

hulk vs. wolverine was a awesome marvel cartoon but being an actual representation of dead pool sorry bud but read the comics thats just the kid friendly version in that show if you want to see a awesome version of deadpool read anything the has him going against or teaming up with the villian bullseye there just goofing around and cracking jokes the whole time as there trying to kill who ever or each other almost almost like a contest to see who can make the other one piss there pants with laughter first or also read the issues with evil deadpool at one point deapool literally throws a bag of poop with explosives in it to distract a bunch of cops, interpol, and captain america . So in the long run i can hardly wait for this FREAKING AWESOME GAME to come out and thank you for not using Ryan renolds sorry to his fans but he just sucked playing him in the wolverine movie


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+ Zulwarn17 on March 8th, 2013 at 10:58 am said:

Deadpool’s voice sounds fine to me. stoked to see Cable in there, hopefully there will be other cameos.


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+ TJF588 on March 8th, 2013 at 11:14 am said:

“in his self-entitled debut”

Not even a paragraph in, and my brain is breaking itself as a defense mechanism.


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+ TJF588 on March 8th, 2013 at 11:18 am said:

*watches trailer*

And turns out Deadpool stole the vocal chords of half the Freelance Detective Agency. But, hey, without a brain, why would Sam ever need chords? *guitar riff*


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+ LilBayArea on March 8th, 2013 at 1:50 pm said:

Funny, can’t wait for the next trailer ..hope the entire game is over the top corkiness, in a good way.,

. Dead pool as dlc for playstation all stars !! ?? !!

Make it so !!

T.y


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+ Metalsonic_69 on March 8th, 2013 at 5:35 pm said:

Nolan North did a good job in Hulk vs. Wolverine and MvC3. Glad to see they brought him back and are keeping his fourth-wall ability.


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+ Champ4Life64 on March 8th, 2013 at 9:34 pm said:

LOLOLOL


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+ PrinceofXIII on March 8th, 2013 at 10:24 pm said:

might get this just for Nolan North :P


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+ AnoyoIkari on March 9th, 2013 at 7:51 am said:

Sean Miller didn’t answer one question. What a sham.. Lets burn his house down. Rabble rabble rabble!


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+ CATDAWGG on March 10th, 2013 at 9:32 pm said:

@39
Where can i get that deadpool avatar you have there?


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+ EXQUISITEEMPRESS on April 5th, 2013 at 12:15 pm said:

Lol. Gotta laugh at that comment about Spiderman. I was thinking something like that. Gotta love his personality. I’m not familiar with Deadpool but I really like his moves so I’ll definitely be picking up this game.


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