Marvel's 'Hit-Monkey' coming from Activision and High Moon in 2013

High Moon Studios to develop game based on Marvel's simian assassin Hit Monkey?

Not a hoax! Not a dream! Not an imaginary story! Or is it? Activision and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron developer High Moon Studios are purportedly working on a video game based on Marvel's Hit-Monkey comic book, according to the game's official web site.

Spotted by Game Informer, the Hit-Monkey site indicates a 2013 release for a game based on Marvel's simian assassin. If you've never heard of Hit-Monkey before, you're forgiven. The character, a Japanese macaque that studied the murderous arts by aping a human assassin, first debuted in a 2010 digital comic book series written by Daniel Way, known for his work on Wolverine: Origins and Deadpool.

Given the connection to Marvel's wisecracking Deadpool character, it's unclear if the unexpected announcement of a Hit-Monkey video game is all part of some elaborate joke. Marvel and Activision have recently teased a reveal at San Diego Comic-Con for an unannounced game from High Moon "that is sure to be a hit!"

We've reached out to Activision and Marvel reps seeking clarification on their Hit-Monkey game.

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