Was High Moon Studios Simply Monkeying With Us?

A few days ago, I posted a piece on Hit Monkey, a lesser known Marvel IP that was supposedly getting a game from High Moon Studios next year. A teaser image bearing the visage of the monkey assassin spread around the internet bearing the text “Shit just got bananas,” and that “The Hit will begin in 2013.”

A press release said that High Moon and Activision were going to make an announcement at San Diego Comic Con, but weren’t talking about what the project was, only that they “were sure it was going to be a hit.”

SourceJoystiq – Activision and High Moon announcing Marvel project at SDCC

I am here to say that both High Moon and Activision must employ a good number of magicians on their staff. This may have been one of the greatest text book cases of misdirection that I have ever seen in my life.

Today at San Diego Comic Con, it was announced that “Shit just got real,” and that the studio would be releasing a game featuring Nolan North (Nathan Drake of Uncharted) as the “merc with a mouth” in a Deadpool game.

There’s a full website up here with a launch trailer as well as a “Pre-orders coming soon” placeholder at the bottom.

Long a fan favorite for his crazy antics and ability to break the fourth wall like it was another super power, a Deadpool game is going to be interesting to watch at the very least.

I could be wrong about this, and they could be developing both titles congruent for a 2013 release, but I’m betting that the Hit Monkey craze was simply a false trail of breadcrumbs left by the developers to really wow us with this announcement that we weren’t suspecting. It’s even more delicious when one stops to consider that Hit Monkey famously tangled with Deadpool in his debut. What do you think?

And keep your eyes on Word of the Nerd Online for more on this as it develops.









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