With 2018’s Spider-Man, Insomniac Games made a splash in the Marvel universe with its take on the wall-crawler and his fights to safeguard New York City. Since then, players have been waiting with bated breath to see if Insomniac would remain with Spider-Man or branch out into other areas of the Marvel universe. It has now been revealed that Insomniac will accomplish the latter, assuming the adamantium claws of one of Marvel’s most renowned X-Men.
On September 9, Marvel’s Wolverine was revealed as part of the PlayStation Showcase livestream, and it’s one of two new Marvel games from Insomniac. The brief CGI announcement video showed a pub in disarray with numerous guests dispersed about after a suspected brawl. When another client picks himself up and pulls out a knife, one of the patrons is proven to be Wolverine after unsheathing his adamantium claws.
Insomniac did not reveal any plot specifics or a probable release date for their next Marvel game, other than the announcement.
Wolverine, commonly known as Logan, is one of the most well-known and well-liked members of the X-Men, having been a regular member since 1975. The Canadian mutant, born James Howlett, is regarded as one of Marvel Comics’ most deadly characters, frequently straddling the border between hero and anti-hero. He has appeared in comic books, cartoons, and, most notably, in cinema, where Hugh Jackman played him for 17 years.
The PlayStation Showcase was a great hit for Insomniac, with the company revealing two major Marvel titles in the works. Along with Wolverine, Spider-Man 2 was also announced, with a release date of 2023. The teaser for Spider-Man 2 revealed Venom and hinted at Kraven the Hunter as Peter Parker and Miles Morales’ next big foes.
PlayStation’s decision to give Insomniac a second big Marvel game is a strong vote of confidence in the studio’s handling of the comic book assets. Since the first Spyro, the Dragon, was launched in 1998, Insomniac has a lengthy history of providing successful PlayStation exclusives before PlayStation bought the company in 2019.
The Ratchet and Clank games are the finest instances of Insomniac’s PlayStation success since the series continues to be a fixture on the platform family, with the most current installment being Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, released in 2021.