Insomniac Games is not only developing the Marvel and Spider-Man franchises for the PlayStation but also today announced Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) and the studio Marvel’s Wolverine at the PlayStation Showcase. In fact, the game is only the latest in a long line of PlayStation-exclusive Marvel titles that are yet to come. In a surprise unveiling at today’s PlayStation presentation announced in a surprise reveal that its Wolverine game is being developed for the PS5, a title that is much simpler than its predecessor.
In what looks like good news for game fans, Marvel Studios has announced that Marvel’s Wolverine will be the latest in the team’s super-strong action-adventure series. This announcement created a lot of buzz as there hasn’t been a Wolverine-centric video game in years. The title, based on one of the most popular X-Men comic books of all time, Wolverine, is being developed for the PlayStation 5 console, although it is unclear when it will be released compared to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. On a page of the PlayStation blog, Insomniac revealed that it first proposed a Marvel project for the only famous mutant to be made in-house – an idea that, after years of courtship, went by the name of “Wolverine.”. While we are still in the dark about a launch date, we know that a Wolverine-style title lands on the PS5.
Prior to the announcement, the studio had given no details on the story or a possible release window for its next Marvel game. A release window was not provided for the PS5 title, as it is still under development. While many awaited news of a Spider-Man sequel, the first Insomniac trailer was ultimately destined for another Marvel superhero: X-Men Legends: Wolverine. In early studio development, the game will be both a game with Marvel’s Wolverine and a stand-alone title with each of his favorite diamond claw mutants.
Schneider has confirmed that Wolverine will be a stand-alone game with creative director Brian Horton and directed by game director Cameron Christian. According to the statement by Insomniac Games ‘In the spirit of our Spider-Man games, our goal is not only to respect the DNA that has made one of the most popular X-Men comic books of all time, Wolverine, so popular but also to look for ways to make a title that feels fresh and reflects our spirit based on it. Unlike our previous Spider-Man games, we don’t want to tell just a great superhero story – we want to deliver a compelling human story full of heart and humor ‘.
At the end of a short teaser for the next super-hero title, announced by PS Studios developers in a tweet for the PS5, Insomniac confirmed that the Wolverine game will be published exclusively for the PS5. No gameplay was teased, nor was it explored during the live event, but with a Wolverine title entering the development phase, we will give the studio the benefit of the doubt that it will. You can watch our previous coverage of the developer himself here.
Given that Insomniac’s Spider-Man games traditionally dismantled the titular villain gallery, it is likely that Wolverine will introduce a number of X-Men characters with close connections to the character, delving into a plot inspired by the comics rather than focusing solely on the title character. Wolverine has appeared in many Marvel video games over the years. Insomniac’s next Marvel game follows one of the most dangerous X-Men’s members on a solo adventure for the PS5.
Today’s in-game footage and trailer are just a small glimpse of the new skills our hero will acquire and the suit he will wear, but there’s so much more to it than just the other times the villains try to chase him down. Other big announcements from today’s PlayStation Showcase included a new trailer for the next God of War game that has been confirmed as Ragnarok. At the same time, the company announced Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, starring Peter Parker and Miles Morales, would be released in 2023 and introduced Venom.