Wolverine Creative Director Spills It Will Have A Mature Tone

The game’s creative director suggests that it would have a “mature tone,” however this does not imply that it will be rated M. During last Thursday’s spectacular PlayStation Showcase, Insomniac announced that it is working on a PS5-exclusive triple-A action game based on Marvel’s ferocious Canadian mutant, Logan, with a quick teaser depicting Logan naturally getting into trouble in a barroom.

Since then, fans have been debating what type of tone this new book should have, as well as whether Marvel’s Wolverine needs an M rating to reflect the violence of its titular character accurately. Logan has a reputation for being one of Marvel’s darkest and more violent characters, with a war-torn past, razor-sharp Adamantium claws, and a mutant healing factor that lets him recover from some really gruesome injuries. However, most Marvel-based video games avoid Wolverine’s bloodier features, with the exception of 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine tie-in.


While it’s still unclear whether Marvel’s Wolverine will receive an M rating, Insomniac Games’ Brian Horton said that the game’s plot would have a mature tone. After revealing his job as Creative Director for Marvel’s Wolverine on Twitter a few days ago, Amori1770 wondered if the game would be full-sized or a limited release like Spider-Man: Miles Morales last year. Marvel’s Wolverine, according to Horton, will be a full-size game with a “mature tone.”

Given that Marvel’s Wolverine was only revealed a few days ago, nothing is known about the narrative or gameplay mechanics. Early online reports stated that Marvel’s Wolverine would be a hack-and-slash game in the manner of God Of War, and Insomniac has officially announced that the game would be situated in the same world as the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man and its sequels.

During the brief teaser for Marvel’s Wolverine, some viewers even saw an Easter Egg hinting at a possible Wolverine boss fight with Hulk, albeit nothing official has been confirmed.

Brian Horton’s promise of a “mature tone” in Marvel’s Wolverine doesn’t necessarily imply that the game will be rated M since both of Insomniac’s Spider-Man games dealt with serious topics within the limitations of a Teen Rating.

However, the Marvel’s Wolverine teaser from Thursday showed a lot of dead bodies and blood on Logan’s hand, implying that Marvel’s Wolverine will be darker than Insomniac’s previous comic book experiences.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.


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