PlayStation developer Insomniac Games has been quiet on the subject Marvel’s Wolverine since the game was first announced in 2021, though a new game rumor might give fans of the character some information they’ve been hoping to hear. The latest rumor about Marvel’s Wolverine suggests that, as fans hoped, the game is indeed aiming for a “mature” rating, though the accompanying details about a future release window could mean people will be waiting a while for this game to release.
Jeff Grubb of Giant Bomb talked about Marvel’s Wolverine in a recent podcast episode that went live Thursday, where he said he’d heard the developers were aiming for a “Hard R” rating for the game, meaning an M rating from the ESRB (Marvel Games boss previously spoke to ComicBook .com in an exclusive interview about how they have indeed talked about giving Marvel games M ratings). He mentioned dismemberment as something that could earn this game an M rating, a feature that, morbid as it may sound, would be one Marvel’s Wolverine players had hoped they would be included in the game.
He referred Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order as something that could get away with no dismemberment when it comes to using lightsabers, but echoed the sentiments of many others by saying that if there’s a Wolverine game where he’s allowed to use his claws as his main weapon, he should be able to use it in a way that people expect it to work.
In terms of when the game will take place, Grubb said he’s heard the game will start at least before Wolverine becomes part of the X-Men, so as not to complicate things by explaining where other X-Men while Wolverine does his thing. . It would also be independent of any X-Men movies.
Finally, the release window was discussed. Grubb said there are two release windows he’s heard of: Fall 2024 and 2025. It’s worth reminding that Insomniac Games also Marvel’s Spider Man 2 will be out sometime this year, the developer said, so it wouldn’t be at all surprising if this game is released in 2025 instead of late 2024.
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