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Following the recently leaked Deadpool movie trailer from San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Activision Publishing Inc. has made High Moon Studios’ Deadpool game available for purchase again on Steam.
Deadpool’s first dedicated video game released to lackluster reviews in 2013 and all digital copies were mysteriously pulled from online storefronts, including Xbox Live, Steam, and PSN in January of 2014. No official reason was given at the time for the game’s removal but it appears Activision’s license had expired for many its games based on Marvel properties as Deadpool was not the only game to be pulled from online retailers. Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Spider-Man: Edge of Time, X-Men: The Official Game, X-Men Destiny, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine also suffered the same fate. While the games could no longer be purchased digitally, and it is unlikely that more boxed copies were shipped, anyone who wished to play these titles could likely find some remaining boxed copies, new or used, in any video game store.
This news comes as a surprise as it almost immediately follows Activision’s stealthy release of the recently remastered Prototype Biohazard Bundle on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. While it remains to be seen if an HD remaster of Deadpool is on the way, the renewed availability of the original game indicates that it is a safe bet considering the upcoming Deadpool film is set to hit theaters on February 12th, 2016.
High Moon Studios is most well known for their work on Transformers: War For Cybertron and its follow up, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron.
Deadpool is currently available on Steam for $39.99.
What do you think of the renewed availablity of the Deadpool game? Did you play it the first time it came out and would you buy a remastered version if it were to be announced?
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