Deadpool, star of Deadpool (Xbox 360), recently got in touch with the Newshounds here at TA offering an exclusive interview for his upcoming action game. Naturally, we jumped at the change to interrogate the immortal "Merc with a Mouth". Unfortunately, it turned out that "exclusive interview" actually meant a selection of pre-prepared questions and answers delivered in a strange one-man performance piece in which Deadpool played the role of interviewer and interviewee, swapping chairs and a variety of hats and wigs, to the bewilderment of all those watching.
What made you decide to bring out a game, Deadpool?After experiencing some rare and intimate one-on-one time with Deadpool's mouth, he'd like to redress the awesomeness balance by making you look at this guy, who'll be one of the game's guest characters and is also apparently an "unrepentant jerk-face":
Bored after years of stealing the show as part of an ensemble cast, I’m finally delivering what all my loyal fans have asked for – nay, demanded – an entire video game featuring me and what I want to do…or what I want you to do to me…no, wait, as me.
I, Deadpool, have taken over High Moon Studios in order to develop the world’s first ever videogame dedicated to yours truly, me – Deadpool! It’s what you’ve all been waiting for.
What’s the game all about?
You may know me as the “Merc with a Mouth,” which means there will be plenty of me talking to you in the game, along with all of my favorite things: katanas, big guns (and not just these amazing arm muscles – check!), hot chicks, cameos from some of my X-Men friends (ooh, spandex!), chimichangas, bouncy houses, and of course…me!!! I also “invited” my old marvel pal Daniel Way, who’s put together some of my zaniest comic book adventures ever, to give my Deadpool video game a story that pays tribute to me more than ever!
What are the key features of the game?
You get to play me – Deadpool! You’ll also see some appearances from some of my x-men friends. I might have made a few changes so you see things like I do. (You can thank me later, Psylocke). So many shiny toys, so little time! No video game of mine would be complete without a lot of shiny new guns (bang!), blades (poke!), explosives (boom) and a buttload of other things for me to play with! To capture all of my good sides, I made High Moon Studios make a third-person action game – and yes, my bottom is my best side.
An all-new full frontal pictorial story about me! My marvel writing hostage buddy Daniel Way and I have been through many life-changing things together, including visits to a lot of authentic taco stands. (Free life lesson: if it’s hot going in, it’ll be hot coming out!) Daniel has put together a story that shows off my specialness like never before!
Fourth wall… schmourth wall!!! – i like breaking walls, especially the fourth one! Why play a game about me when we can’t even talk to each other? I like you. Don’t you like me? Let’s get married. Why are you ignoring me? Fine!!! I’m breaking up with you! I miss you so much. Let’s get back together. Hold me…(and that was just a taste…).
Did I mention this is a Deadpool video game? This is a Deadpool video game! That means you get to enjoy over-the-top-poop-your-pants action, smokin’ hot babes and tacos! Not necessarily all together or in that order. (What about that time when…?) Hey! Not safe for work.
Anything else you want to tell us?
I’m the coolest comic book character in the universe! Oh wait, you know that already. I guess you’ll need to know the boring stuff like the fact my game will come on Xbox 360® this summer (thanks, legal eagles – for that circle R thingy)
Deadpool will be coming onto your console (all over it) on June 25th in North America. We didn't previously have a release date for elsewhere, but we can now confirm a June 28th release for Europe.
We've got the full list of Deadpool (Xbox 360) achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.