Insomniac leak reveals other playable X-Men, villains in Wolverine

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Insomniac Games was the target of a ransomware attack which resulted in some major information on the upcoming Marvel’s Wolverine game being leaked, including some villains and fellow X-Men that will appear in the game.

The leak of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 developer Insomniac Games has made the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer leak look like small potatoes. Because of the ransomware group “Rhysida,” data on multiple upcoming Insomniac Games titles has been leaked. The game that fans have received the most information for is Marvel’s Wolverine.

The leaked Insomniac Games data includes the entire opening section of Marvel’s Wolverine, yielding details on several gameplay mechanics. Alongside this is what appears to be concept art for characters who will appear in the game. There are multiple unannounced titles that were also included in the leaks.

What will the gameplay of Marvel’s Wolverine be like?

Marvel’s Wolverine will feature brutal, brawling combat with some climbing sequences utilizing Wolverine’s claws.

The first thing revealed in the leak was the combat. As fans were expecting, the combat will mostly involve Wolverine using his claws to slice up enemies at close range with a mix of quick dodges, counters, and combos.

The game features an over-the-shoulder camera for an experience that has been likened by many to the recent God of War games. It also has a more brutal edge to it than Marvel’s Spider-Man, with Wolverine shown snapping villains’ limbs, tackling them through windows, and slicing them up.

Wolverine’s traversal mechanics include Logan using his claws and athletic abilities to scale and run along walls. There will also be multiple parkour opportunities for fans to capitalize on, but the experience will be understandably more grounded than Insomniac’s Spider-Man games. This is largely unsurprising, but there was a shock with the reveal that Wolverine seemingly won’t be the only playable character in the game.

What X-Men characters will be in Insomniac’s Wolverine?

Jean Grey will be a playable character in Marvel’s Wolverine.

Part of the leak was a set of animations and in-engine gameplay footage. A chunk of this showed a different player character from Wolverine; Jean Grey. As one would expect, she floats above the ground and uses telekinetic powers to hurl objects and enemies alike. There is a possibility that this could instead by Jean Grey’s clone, Madelyne Pryor, due to the lineup of enemies in the game.

Mystique, Sabertooth, Omega Red, Lady Deathstrike, and Sinister are set to be major villains in Marvel’s Wolverine. The characters were shown in concept art fighting Wolverine in various locales. There is also a slew of red ninjas who are likely members of The Hand, something that lines up with previous leaks suggesting that Daredevil will make an appearance.

All this is seemingly leading to a larger expansion in Insomniac Games‘ take on the Marvel Universe. The leak also revealed that there are a slew of other games that are in the works based on Marvel properties.

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Written by Hannan Mundia

Hannan Mundia has been playing video games since he was just three years old. He loves everything about gaming, from RPGs to first-person shooters. He has sunk countless hours into Bethesda's popular RPGs, but his favorite game remains Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. His writing has also been featured on Fandom Spot, and you can follow him on Twitter / X at @zombiezomz.

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