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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Set To Slash Into Stores In May 2009

We had heard whispers about X-Men Origins: Wolverine this past summer; it's both a new movie featuring Hugh Jackman and a video game...apparently featuring Jackman's likeness, if this early screenshot is any indication.

According to GameSpot, Activision has now released the first early details for this new title, which is scheduled to release for all major platforms next year. The console versions are in development by Raven Software - best known for Marvel: Ultimate Alliance - and not surprisingly, X-Men Origins traces Wolverine's history in the film and game. We learn that after surviving the "Weapon X" program, which of course gave him his indomitable internal skeleton, Wolverine escaped to Africa, and that should be where we'll start our adventure. Beyond this, information is a little scarce, but we do know this will be action game "with an emphasis on melee combat," which means we can expect stylish combination attacks and even finishing moves. In other words, if you're expecting a game like Ultimate Alliance, you're gonna be disappointed; if you're open to an all-out action extravaganza, this one could be for you. At the very least, Wolverine needs to be a lot better than 2003's X2: Wolverine's Revenge, which was barely mediocre.

We'll follow along and deliver the updates and details as they become available, but for now, it's enough to know that X-Men Origins: Wolverine will be headed to a store near you in May 2009.

Related Game(s): X-Men Origins: Wolverine

12/9/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (8 posts)

crapreviews
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 10:12:45 PM
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sounds like it might be fun. I would really love to see a game about Jean Grey and play her and the role of the phoenix. I've always loved her the most out of any xmen since i was a kid and before knowning she was phoenix.

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Qubex
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 10:14:57 PM
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I enjoyed the films terribly, I thought they were very well made; however I don't have much interest in the games to be honest! I don't think that would change unless something spectacular was done with the franchise, and there is a game mechanic that would make it satisfying to play these characters in a "realistic" way.

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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SarahPalinMILF
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 11:02:28 PM
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"We had heard whispers about X-Men Origins: Wolverine this past summer"

Hate to break it to you guys but their was a leaked Comic Con trailer way back in July...so this was known about for quite a while...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 @ 1:00:48 AM

Yes, we're aware. But these are the first published official details.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 11:09:08 PM
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Err, X-men might need a rest.

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MadPowerBomber
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 @ 11:33:12 PM

They should have had one thirty years ago, really.

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Ogibillm
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 @ 9:00:36 AM
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i know x2:wolverine's revenge was mediocre - but given that it was a movie tie-in it more than beat my expectations.

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tlpn99
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 @ 4:06:29 PM
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Will this be anything like X men Legends 1 and 2 ? I never played either of them something or someone put me off them. I know Wolverine is an X Man too but no reason why he cant branch out on his own

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