New X-Men Origins: Wolverine details released
- Posted December 9th, 2008 at 12:01 EDT by Steven Williamson
- 9 Comments
We had word a few days ago that Raven Software is hard at work on a videogame version of the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox feature film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and today a few more details have been released giving us a further insight into the fantasy action adventure.
Set 20 years before X-Men, we can expect a tale of brutal revenge as Wolverine seeks to avenge the death of his girlfriend. The words ‘violent’ and ‘brutal’ are teasingly mentioned in the Activision press release giving us high hopes that this could be the game that truly captures Wolverine’s violent nature. Raven Software plan to try and capture his temperament and physicality like never before by giving him the full compliment of powers that fans of the comic will be aware of - we're talking about sharp claws and fanged teeth, of course, but more importantly powerful and lightening-quick fighting abilities, including combo attacks and ruthless finishing moves, which should see him in good stead as he hunts down enemies through the likes of the African jungle and other locations from the movie.
The fact that Activision state that we'll need to “hone our animal instinct to uncover danger,” suggests that combat won’t be the only focus though and that we’ll also need to use Wolverine’s increased sense of sight, smell and hearing to somehow track down enemies. It’s going to be interesting to see how this will be implemented and whether they can turn it into an interesting game mechanic. What we're more interested in though is whether the violence will be watered-down to attract a broader audience or whether Raven will take the gamble and deliver the violent and bloody action title that Wolverine's name demands.
With the developer’s previous work including the excellent Marvel Ultimate Alliance, we're expecting X-Men Origins: Wolverine to be more than just a run-of-the-mill movie tie-in. Sadly, we’ll have to wait until May 2009 to find out.
- 7:08am EST - December 9th, 2008
im a marvel fan but i got to admit wolverine has been boring to play for some time
- 7:15am EST - December 9th, 2008
im a dc fan dont really care for wolverine
- 7:27am EST - December 9th, 2008
gonna love this game
- 7:49am EST - December 9th, 2008
- 8:30am EST - December 9th, 2008
i dunno how far they can push this game. Wolverine is a fan favorite, but he really does is stab ppl and heal. There's no variety. That's what they gotta think off: variety In my opinion. What else they gonna add to wolverine to make him playable over and over.
- 9:35am EST - December 9th, 2008
cool, I think games based on marvel characters are usually better than DC. It could be really good if done right. Here is to hoping it is done right
- 11:47am EST - December 9th, 2008
This game sounds like its gonna be biddass. Cant wait for more details.
- 1:02pm EST - December 9th, 2008
I love Wolverine hopefully they will give him a good game of his own for once.
- 4:59pm EST - December 9th, 2008
wolverine is one of the best marvel characters next 2 magneto and apocalypse what i hate are those gay super heroes everyone likes spiderman for example he has super powers and all he does is complain and he cant get laid
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