Yes, the Merc with a Mouth is finally getting his own game – and, as befits a character with that moniker, it’s going to be bloody, over-the-top and filled with enough one-liners to give Duke Nukem a complex. Announced at the San Diego Comic Con 2012 with the above trailer, the game will be developed by High Moon Studios (the guys who do the Transformer games), produced by Activision (the guys who do the Call of Duty games), and will feature Nolan North (the guy who does everything in every game, ever) in the titular role.
No more details were forthcoming, unless you count that…rather forthright invitation to Wolverine near the end of the trailer. Code, perhaps? Nah.
Thierry Nguyen, over on Joystiq, has written this interesting article about Troy Baker, the up-and-coming name in the voice-acting industry. Hailed as the ‘new Nolan North’, Baker’s voice can be heard in games as diverse as Diablo 3, Final Fantasy XIII, Saints Row: The Third and Mass Effect 3; as well as the upcoming much-anticipated heavyweights BioShock: Infinite and The Last of Us. It’s a well-written look behind the scenes, and definitely worth a read.