Sony and Insomniac Games shocked the world in the PlayStation Showcase in 2021, revealed about Marvel’s Wolverine. That’s right, Insomniac has put a lot of effort into Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and now, this. This will be Wolverine’s first time starring in her own game since 2009 Werewolf mutant, based on the movie of the same name.
While Insomniac has proven itself in the superhero arena thanks to the Spider-Man games, Wolverine is a completely different beast, so it will be interesting to see how the studio handles the character, especially especially its gameplay. It’s still in the early stages of development, but that hasn’t stopped us from gathering as much information about the upcoming game as possible.
Here’s everything we know about Marvel’s Wolverine.
So sad, Marvel’s Wolverine No release date just yet. Is a part of Posts on PlayStation BlogInsomniac Head of Franchise Strategy Ryan Schneider said “Marvel’s Wolverine being developed very soon. ” Considering Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 received a release window of 2023 and this game definitely won’t come out before it, we can assume Marvel’s Wolverine won’t be ready until at least 2024.
The announcement trailer (more on that below) is less than a minute long and only gives us a glimpse of the tone and aesthetics, so there’s likely to be a long road ahead before it ready to launch.
The background of Marvel’s Wolverine
The only platform confirmed for Marvel’s Wolverine is PS5, and based on a likely 2024 release window, it probably won’t be available for PS4. At the end of the announcement trailer, a line of text says “in development for PlayStation 5”, so that’s all we know for sure.
What we can almost certainly guarantee is Marvel’s Wolverine won’t come to Xbox Series X | S or Nintendo Switch, as Insomniac Games is a Sony first-party studio. It’s unlikely that Sony will allow Insomniac to make games for a competitor’s platform, but it’s likely to come to PC. Sony has been pushing many first-party games to be ported to PC and now it owns Nixxes software, we will probably see more of this in the future.
Marvel’s Wolverine Trailer
Marvel’s Wolverine stole the show during the September 2021 PlayStation showcase thanks to its first trailer. It depicts a bar that dumps trash, presumably at the hands of Logan, as he sits down to enjoy a drink. This fits very well with the version of the character in the comics, and hopefully, Insomniac has done its homework to ensure the game is as realistic as possible.
What’s surprising is that many viewers assumed this trailer was for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 at first, based on the Marvel and Insomniac logos. But then the final big reveal shocked us all. Check it out for yourself above.
Also, shout out the license plate on the bar’s wall that says “HLK 181,” a reference to The Incredible Hulk’s number 181, Wolverine’s first appearance. This may just be a bold nod to the character’s rich history, but that doesn’t stop us from hoping it means something else. Hulk may appear in Marvel’s Wolverine? That would just be… unbelievable.
Since the trailer doesn’t show any gameplay, we can only assume it will play similar to Marvel’s Spider-Man. It will probably be action oriented, with some sort of upgrade system, and possibly an open world (maybe even the same world as Marvel’s Spider-Man). But part of the appeal of the Spider-Man game is its movement system, in which the player can freely rotate around New York City.
Wolverine doesn’t have this ability, so it will be interesting to see how movement and movement will be handled in the new game. Maybe Wolverine will use her motorcycle to get around, which can be a lot of fun, albeit different from surfing. Unlike the Spider-Man games, Wolverine probably won’t rely on gadgets to defeat enemies. He’s a much different character than Peter Parker (and Miles Morales) – a grizzly veteran who uses his wits and claws in combat, rather than an arsenal of weapons and toys. . Insomniac has certainly earned our trust following its recent releases, but it will certainly be interesting to see how the team handles this aspect of Wolverine from a gameplay perspective.
Although the multiplayer feature has not been confirmed or declined, it is unlikely that you will play with your friends in Marvel’s Wolverine. Insomniac Games doesn’t have much history of developing multiplayer games, so you should expect this to be a single-player experience. With the Insomniac ability to transform into Video game studio Marvel, maybe cooperative multiplayer will eventually be implemented in the latter, but Wolverine is probably not the game that started that trend.
On the other hand, the actual DLC is one of the Marvel’s Wolverine. As shown in Marvel’s Spider-Man, it is possible that Wolverine’s story will continue with additional story content after launch. Along with that, a bunch of costumes will likely be available for download, referencing multiple iterations of the character from the movies and comics. Of course, the team is currently focusing on the main game, but we’d be shocked if the DLC doesn’t play a part at a later date.