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High Moon And Marvel Team Up For Hit Monkey

by Dan Ryckert on Jul 07, 2012 at 05:29 AM

This morning, I unexpectedly received the first result from my ongoing Google Alert for "hitman monkey video game." Playing as a well-trained assassin in games is always fun. Monkeys are awesome. The combination of these two facts sounds ripe for an awesome video game. If you take a look at, you'll see that such a title is currently in development at High Moon Studios.

Other than one teaser image and a 2013 release date, little is known about the project. It's based on the Marvel comic series, which follows a Japanese Macaque that learns his deadly trade by observing a human hitman. High Moon has demonstrated that they can take great care of an IP thanks to their work on the Transformers games, and we can expect the same love to go into Hit Monkey. Today's news has me interested in checking out the comics, and certainly has me excited for the upcoming Activision-published title.