Deadpool trailer is layered with meta

A new trailer for Deadpool shows off some gameplay, while illustrating that High Moon Studios certainly understands the implications of the character being self-aware that he's in comics, video games, and even trailers.

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The Marvel comics character Deadpool has the unique distinction of being self-aware that he's inside a comic book. He'll crack inside jokes, read other characters' thought bubbles, and so on. When it comes time to make a trailer for the upcoming video game from High Moon Studios, the obvious course of action is to take that seed of meta and grow it into a full-blown crazy tree.

The new trailer, which came alongside a PlayStation Blog post to usher in the uninitiated, takes that self-awareness to a new layer. Not only is Deadpool conscious of being adapted into a video game, he's also fully aware of High Moon making a trailer to promote his video game. The trailer acts as if Deadpool himself is directing it, and the result is what you might expect from the character: obnoxious, loud, and boorish. We mean that in the nicest possible way.

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    March 7, 2013 9:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Deadpool trailer is layered with meta.

    A new trailer for Deadpool shows off some gameplay, while illustrating that High Moon Studios certainly understands the implications of the character being self-aware that he's in comics, video games, and even trailers.

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      March 7, 2013 9:14 AM

      I definitely love me some Deadpool. The current "Killustrated" and the other series by Duggan where he is running around and killing undead/re-born presidents is just hysterical.

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      March 7, 2013 2:13 PM

      They had me at squeaky rocket.

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      March 7, 2013 8:33 PM

      Somehow I think this game will end up being a poster child for violence in video games.

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      March 9, 2013 9:13 AM

      High Moon has done some decent stuff with Transformers. And from what they're showing... this could be pretty good. =]