Deadpool Game Gets Fresh Start

It seems that the Deadpool videogame from 2013 is being re-released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, according to GameStop.

This news is…frankly, very confusing. Not long after Deadpool’s release, publisher Activision lost its Marvel Entertainment license. As a result, Deadpooland all of Activision’s past games, including several Spider-Man titles, were pulled from digital sales platforms as well as physical retail shelves.

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As far as we’ve heard, there’s been no change in the licensing situation. Disney has kept Marvel games publishing in house since buying Marvel Entertainment. With a movie being released, there’s obviously an incentive to have a Deadpool game on the shelf, even if it is one that only received mixed reviews, but how this came to be a reality remains a mystery.

The game was returned to Steam for purchase on PC in July, so maybe the situation between Activision and Marvel/Disney has changed. We’ve reached out to both Marvel’s games division and Activision for more details, and are still awaiting a response at time of publication.
The Deadpool game was developed by High Moon Studios and originally released on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The gameplay consisted of basic combo-oriented action beat’em up mechanics, coupled with Deadpool’s signature fourth wall breaking and cameos from some of Marvel’s X-Men.

Deadpool is scheduled to release on Xbox One and PlayStaion 4 on Nov. 17.

Source: Comicbook.com

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