With several video game appearances under his belt and a new movie starring Ryan Reynolds coming out in February, Deadpool is no stranger to breaking the fourth wall in several forms of media. Marvel’s popular antihero is in a number of video games including one simply called Deadpool, released in 2013 and many others. Ongoing titles developed by Gazillion Entertainment continue to support the playable Deadpool, and the action RPG Marvel Heroes is revamping the character soon.
Although he is playable in Marvel Heroes right now, he is the last character to receive a 52 review bringing him up to snuff with the other 50 or so playable characters. These reviews drastically change a hero’s available powers, move their ultimate ability unlock to level 52, and generally make the character much stronger. New heroes are designed around a level 52 ultimate, but previously released heroes needed to be remodeled over time. Deadpool is the last character from the antiquated list of heroes in need of a 52 review. With that in mind, Marvel Heroes developers give a first look at Deadpool’s new abilities, his new mechanic, and some of his new assets in a preview post on the official forums.
With Server Lag his signature instead of his ultimate, a new ultimate is planned. Marvel Heroes developers revealed that Deadpoolnado will become Deadpool’s signature letting him spin with a wonderful fury while shooting all of the guns, slicing all of the foes, and unleashing a number of other odd items from the Deadpoolnado. Rubber chickens, boomerang arrows, pumpkin bombs, Hulkbuster squirrels, and much more will fling from the ‘nado, too.
New heroes are only part of the game’s Marvel goodness. In 2016, the game will begin to expand with a number of new features including a Thanos raid, a new Skrull story chapter, and plenty of All New, All Different content. Not to mention, the game is getting controller support, visual upgrades, and even leaderboards. Some of these new features are likely to show up starting in December, as reported by the Inquisitr. There is even a brief look at the controller support on the game’s hotbar in the Deadpool review.
Deadpool fans will be able to enjoy the charming “Merc with a Mouth” on the big screen on when Deadpool releases in theaters on February 12, 2016, according to IMDB. The update to the character in Marvel Heroes will hopefully come before that; however, developers have not stated when the 52 review will be available for the character.
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