There are video games where you plays a a well-trained assassin, and there are video games where you play as a monkey, but I can’t recall ever playing a video where the protagonist is both. That is the basic premise of Hit Monkey, the new game by High Moon Studios, based on a Marvel comic series.

Hit Monkey is a Japanese Macaque that learns the skills needed to be the prefect assassin by observing a human hitman while he trained. Out for revenge for the death of his troop, the monkey seeks to kill other hitmen and killers while wearing a stylish black suit (much like another famous hitman).

According to the game’s teaser site, Hit Monkey will be released in 2013 by Activision. No platforms have been announces, but we can expect more news at San Diego Comic next week.

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