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Insomniac Games Announces Marvel's Wolverine for PS5

Insomniac Games Announces Marvel's Wolverine for PS5 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 September 2021 / 2,839 Views

Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Insomniac Games have announced Marvel’s Wolverine for PlayStation 5.

View the announcement trailer below:

Read details on the game below:

Back when we were working on Marvel’s Spider-Man, there would be times where all of us—Insomniac, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and Marvel—would brainstorm together about the future beyond the web-slinger. And even in those early discussions, Wolverine continually came up as the character we’d be really stoked to work on together. Fast-forward a couple years and we’re suddenly standing in front of Sony Interactive Entertainment and Marvel formally pitching a PlayStation 5 game starring the adamantium-clawed Mutant! (Since you just saw the announce teaser, we can confirm that the pitch seemed to go pretty well.)

So many of the Insomniac team are such huge fans of the character, and one of the key elements that drew us to him is surprisingly not that different from Spider-Man: Both heroes feel deeply compelled to defend people who are less able to do so.

Marvel’s Wolverine is a standalone game being directed by Brian Horton (creative director) and Cameron Christian (game director), who recently led the creative efforts on Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a game we’re extremely proud of at Insomniac. In the vein of our Spider-Man games, our goal here is to not only respect the DNA of what makes the character so popular, but also look for opportunities to make it feel fresh and truly reflect the Insomniac spirit. Even though Marvel’s Wolverine is very early in development, from what I’ve seen of its emotional narrative and cutting-edge gameplay (see what I did there?), the team is already creating something truly special.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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46 Comments
thevideogameninja (on 09 September 2021)

THIS!!!!

This right here was the surprise of the entire show.

-TAKE MY MONEY BUB! NINJA APPROVED-

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bartkuz (on 09 September 2021)

Insomniac is hottest Playstation studio right now wow!

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KLAMarine bartkuz (on 09 September 2021)

Have they surpassed ND?

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xl-klaudkil KLAMarine (on 10 September 2021)

Jup

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bartkuz KLAMarine (on 10 September 2021)

Overall maybe not, but last 3 years then yes!

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JRPGfan (on 09 September 2021)

Honestly even before I saw the claws..... just the setting, made me think of the scenes in movies with wolverine.
When the claws popped out, I was like "oh yeah! its him". Easily one of my fav. Xmen characters. Hopefully game is good.

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pitzy272 JRPGfan (on 09 September 2021)

Same. I was very confident it was Wolverine the moment I saw his back. It showed the closeup of his hands, and I was just like, “come on. Let em out.”

Insomniac is freaking beast right now. I said years ago that Sony buying them would help them grow and flourish substantially, but they’ve actually exceeded my expectations. I thought it would at least take longer to get on this level.

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JWeinCom (on 09 September 2021)

Wonder if they're making the gaming version of the mcu.

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zero129 JWeinCom (on 14 September 2021)

I hope not. It sucks enough that Spiderman IP is now locked to playstation fuck locking every other super hero game too. At least the games thats using such massive IP's as Spiderman and Wolverine should also come to PC. This is this is the part that sucks about Sony and Sony fans cant seem to get is Sony are using multiplatform IP's thats well known in movies/comics and gaming and locking them to their system. I wouldnt care if they was using new IP's build from the ground up but they are taking works that have been around for years and have pretty much always been on multiple systems and now locking therm down. At least MS allows their games on PC day and date it should be the same for IP's like this. Lets face facts here Sony gamers complain about what MS has done with Beth but at least them games are still coming to the main platform they was made for and started life on (PC). MS also offers gamepass streaming for people who dont want to buy an xbox or a PC, however Sony doesnt even put their new games on PSNow day and date with release and when they do it could be for 1 month or 3 months and then gone.

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JWeinCom zero129 (on 14 September 2021)

I don't think Spiderm-man is locked to Sony consoles. Ultimate Alliance 3 on Switch has Spider-man, Miles, Spider-Gwen, and Venom. Whatever deal Marvel and Sony worked out was probably ironed out before development on UA3 started.

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TallSilhouette (on 09 September 2021)

Well there's a nice surprise. Hopefully Wolverine finally gets the game he always deserved.

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Kakadu18 (on 09 September 2021)

What's with all the deleted comments here?

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bartkuz Kakadu18 (on 10 September 2021)

Thats mine :p add comment button wasn't working, so i mashed it a couple times.

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Kakadu18 bartkuz (on 10 September 2021)

Lol.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 09 September 2021)

Imagine if they got Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine!

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The Fury TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 09 September 2021)

I was wondering this. He's stopped the role as it takes a toll on his body but his voice is fine. :)

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The Fury (on 09 September 2021)

The first X-men related game (other than Deadpool) in nearly a decade. I welcome it. EDIT: Bartkuz is excited. :P

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JWeinCom The Fury (on 09 September 2021)

That's cause they got the rights back to the movies. They were trying essentially to starve out Fox by not using the Xmen in any other medium to make the franchise worthless.

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The Fury JWeinCom (on 10 September 2021)

Oh, I know the history as an X-men reader at the time. The pettiness involved from Disney and Fox was weird.

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AdvanceWebSolutions (on 09 September 2021)

You know by the developer this will be another AAA title to the PS5 collection. Curious how long it will take to come out though.

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Dahum (on 09 September 2021)

I am truly hyped fir this one judging how Spiderman turned out and my god on Insomniac firing on all cylinders!!

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Walbert (on 11 September 2021)

March 2024.

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LudicrousSpeed (on 10 September 2021)

Why are there so many deleted comments? Spam?

Anyways my excitement will be based entirely on the rating the game gets.

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zero129 LudicrousSpeed (on 14 September 2021)

My excitement died the minute i knew it was PS5 exclusive same with spiderman.

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Ka-pi96 (on 10 September 2021)

Really hope they got the rights to Hugh Jackman's likeness too!

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fauzman (on 09 September 2021)

Interested to see how it goes. But a long way away from being ready. Fingers crossed we see it in two years time, though i doubt it.

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gtotheunit91 fauzman (on 09 September 2021)

Spider-Man 2 is already announced for 2023, so Wolverine is most likely a little further out since it didn't have a release year. I will be waiting with constant anticipation!!!

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method114 (on 09 September 2021)

I knew it was Wolverine right when I saw. When I saw Insomniac was doing it I was blown away.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 10 September 2021)

wolverine is going to be another big seller just like fcken spiderman 2018,
raining hotcakes everyone!

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Mystro-Sama (on 10 September 2021)

So many good memories of playing Wolverine's Revenge on Gamecube. That game was fucking dope. Can't wait for this.

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zero129 Mystro-Sama (on 14 September 2021)

I know right!. Remember when super hero games used to be multi platform ip's too!.

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