‘Deadpool’ Gets Official Release Date, Preorder Bonuses

Deadpool has finally gotten an official release date and along with that announced date came a wide variety of different features gamers can get if they pre-order the title. The game will be out on June 25 and the features you can get with it are entirely up to who you preorder the game through.

High Moon Studios’ upcoming Marvel action game is going along with what has become a bit of a industry trend in offering up very different freebies depending no who you buy the game from.

If you happen to go through GameStop and EBGames you will get the special DLC entitled “Merc with a Map Pack.” Pre-ordering Deadpool through Amazon.com will get you a $5 credit for specific graphic novels through their website.

Amazon is offering up the ability to apply that $5 credit towards any one of the following graphic novels: Deadpool, Vol. 1: Dead Presidents, Deadpool, Vol. 1: Secret Invasion, Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Deadpool, Vol. 2: Dark Reign, and Deadpool, Vol. 3: X Marks the Spot.

You will apparently also be getting your own digital cover sleeve and digital wallpaper should you go through the online retailing giant. GameStop is apparently also offering up some sort of digital wallpaper with their pre-orders.

The completion and impending release of this title hasn’t been good news for everyone. On the day that Activision deemed the game complete, they laid off around 40 members of the development team for the game.

While layoffs are nothing new in the gaming industry it seemed somehow especially callous to gives these employees the boot on the very day when they had finished their hard work to the company’s satisfaction.

Deadpool is now expected to be available for $50 on the Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Sony Playstation 3 and will be priced around $40 for the PC version of the game.