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Insomniac Wolverine game for PS5 announced — release date, gameplay, game trailer

Insomniac's Wolverine shows they don't intend to stop with Spider-Man on PS5.

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Sony and Marvel surprised everyone watching the PlayStation 5 showcase last night with the fact that Insomniac were making not just one more Marvel game, but two. While the trailer was brief and the game basically still doesn’t exist, it’s obvious that Insomniac’s Wolverine game plans lean towards a grittier tone than their recent Spider-Man releases, and we’re sure the mutant Canadian ninja’s PS5 exclusive outing will be more of a hack-and-slash brawler.

Who is Marvel’s Wolverine?

Wolverine was introduced to the world of Marvel Comics in The Incredible Hulk #180 (October, 1974) by Roy Thomas, Len Wein (Nightcrawler, Storm, Swamp Thing) and John Romita Sr. (Punisher). His powers include enhanced senses, a healing factor and deadly claws.

Originally an amnesiac going by the name of “Logan”, he was originally revealed to be a man named James Howlett that was enhanced by a government program called Weapon X. Weapon X covered his bones with adamantium, an almost indestructible man-made steel alloy. This also significantly increased the offensive capability of his claws.

Initially, he was introduced as part of a Canadian spy team called Department H, but he would go on to be one of the most important characters in Marvel’s X-Men mutant franchise.

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When is the Insomniac Wolverine PS5 release date?

Insomniac’s Wolverine game on PS5 has no release date. The developer has said that the game is still in ‘early development’, and we expect we won’t see it come out until at least 2024.

We’ve come to this conclusion based on the fact Insomniac Games has recently released Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, as well as the confirmation that Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2 won’t be released until 2023.

Wolverine PS5 Game Trailer

What is the Insomniac Wolverine gameplay like?

While the trailer was very exciting and demonstrated some of the tone of Insomniac’s Wolverine game, they didn’t show any gameplay footage. If we were to take an educated guess, we’d expect it to be at least a bit like the well-liked X-Men Origins: Wolverine game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

It’s not been confirmed whether the game will be a more linear experience like Ratchet & Clank and The Last of Us, or an open world game like Spider-Man (2018).

Can I play Insomniac Wolverine on PS4?

Currently, Insomniac’s Wolverine is a PS5 exclusive release. Time will tell whether that remains the case, as Horizon Forbidden West, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, God of War Ragnarok and Gran Turismo 7 were all announced as PlayStation 5 exclusives that have since made their way onto the PlayStation 4.

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Vince Pavey

Vince Pavey is a writer from the North-East of England who has worked on comics for The Beano and Doctor Who. He likes to play video games and eat good food. Sometimes he does both at the same time, but he probably shouldn’t.