Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:15:43 GMT | By Matt Wales, contributor, MSN Games

Gamescom: Deadpool preview

Marvel’s loopiest superhero readies for some seriously over-the-top action in 2013.

Deadpool (© Activision)
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There's a reasonable chance you haven't heard of Deadpool. He's one of the lesser-known superheroes in the Marvel universe. Despite his relatively low profile however, he's been granted his own off-the-wall, darkly comic action game. Prefer your superheroes when they stop the action to sing along to 'Crazy'? Then Deadpool is the game for you.

Truthfully, it's hard to really gauge what the game will play like at this early stage. It's very definitely taking its cue from the familiar third-person action adventure template though as Deadpool creates carnage on the hunt for Chance White, a shady billionaire media mogul, in our recent demo. If one thing is clear however, it's that the action promises to be intense as Deadpool engages in a mix of ranged and hand-to-hand combat across the platform and light puzzle-based levels.

Deadpool (© Activision)

During our demonstration, for instance, we got to see the eponymous hero twirling two hefty hammers simultaneously to bash in the brains of his foes, barely pausing for breath as he took control of a heavily-armed chopper to rain down red hot, bloody fury on his enemies. It might be gratuitously action-heavy but the real star of the show is Deadpool's deranged character, with his fourth-wall breaking split personalities proving a real highlight as he wisecracks his way through the game.

As the game's designers put it, Deadpool is the ultimate A.D.D. warrior - or, alternatively, the merc with a mouth. He's fully aware that he's in a video game and doesn't much like his fellow superheroes, making an occasional exception for the X-Men's buxom Psylock. It all makes for a silly, entertaining and surprisingly unique take on the action genre.

We're looking forward to seeing more of Deadpool before it's Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release next year.

18/08/2012 11:52

Waste of time reporting or hitting the spam button. MSN part of the worlds largest Software company who clains to get email free of Spam doesnt give a Ruck.

I do it all the time, next time you log, on its back.

Tried to contact MSN about it- may as well search for the Holy Grail as try to contact a leader in Social Networking and Media . Looks like they are happy for kids to be able to look at prostitute and dogging sites spammed on every blog on here.

SM is a money making scam infected with typical american corp mentality



18/08/2012 10:25
What the F___K has all this dating bull**** to do with Deadpool for Christs sake!!!!!
18/08/2012 11:07
The dating c*** has nothing at all to do with Deadpool or any other subject. It is annoying spam trying to get you to visit a site for sad, lonely, desperate, losers. There is a button at the bottom right hand corner of each message giving you the opportunity to report it. The button is normally hidden but if you pass the cursor across this area, it will appear, just one click and the annoying message will be gone.
18/08/2012 11:23
He looks like an evil Power Ranger! =)
17/08/2012 23:51
why are the images copyrighted DC?
18/08/2012 09:44
Disney Corporation own copyright, Disney own Marvel 
18/08/2012 20:28

Try reporting it as Child Porn. That's what I've done. May make them check, although probably not.

Or they'll look for all the wrong fecking reasons!!!!

18/08/2012 06:59

Doesnt Marvel own the copywrite?


09/10/2012 08:46
DC is Detective Comics not Disney Corporation
22/08/2012 17:53
Why does the MSN vote "Which game are you most looking forward to this year?"  Are all those games they did list Xbox games?  Anyone have any idea coz this thread aint worth tlkaing about :) To be honest I vote Guild Wars 2.
22/08/2012 17:49

"Rob are you retarded" ...  John Reynolds.


ROB is nto retarded he asked a question that is all, appologise to him for not being able to read punctuaion u bully :)

22/08/2012 17:47

"Try reporting it as Child Porn. That's what I've done. May make them check, although probably not.

Or they'll look for all the wrong fecking reasons!!!!"


Thry are more likely come and arrest you for viewing it be careful good intentions are often seen in other ways by the authorities.

22/08/2012 15:24
Since Disney Coporation (DC) own the copyright can u morons unclick the thumbs down on my previous post and go back to legal school?
18/08/2012 01:48

Because that's the company that owns the copyright

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