Date: December 19, 2023
By Hanna Rose
Wolverine gameplay and plot details, such as what other mutants will appear, have been made public in the enormous Insomniac Games leak.
The previous week saw a ransomware group breach Insomniac Games, demanding a $2 million Bitcoin ransom under the threat of selling sensitive data. The breach, now publicly disclosed, has exposed the studio’s game lineup until 2032, divulging significant plot elements and gameplay footage for the upcoming Wolverine title.
Insomniac’s schedule includes the launch of the Wolverine game in 2026, setting the stage for an X-Men installment in 2030. The leaked information discloses a formidable cast of mutants joining Wolverine, including Leech, Davina, Tyger Tiger, Mystique, Callisto, Omega Red, Sunfire, Sabretooth, Mr. Sinister, Jean Grey, Sasquatch, and Deathstrike—a departure from the studio’s previous superhero focus on Spider-Man.
While the gameplay footage is still in its early stages, with a release date at least three years away, one snippet depicts Wolverine scaling a wall to enter an apartment for an investigative mission. Wolverine showcases Spider-Sense-like abilities, utilizing scent detection to unravel lost memories and honing his hearing for audio signal detection, reminiscent of Geralt’s investigative skills in The Witcher 3.
Additional test footage showcases Wolverine crouching, engaging in motorcycle combat, and employing object manipulation against adversaries. The narrative centers on the evolving relationship between Wolverine and Jean Grey as reluctant allies, working together to thwart Mr. Sinister and Team X from harming innocent mutants, featuring a cast of beloved Marvel characters.
Wolverine will also confront adversaries like The Reavers and The Hand, clarifying that the ‘Daredevil’ tease in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was, in fact, a reference to Logan. Contrary to expectations, the Wallcrawler’s sequel will not receive an expansion, as Carnage is being reserved for a standalone Venom spin-off slated for release in two years.
The leak, arguably the most significant since GTA 6 last year, not only exposes the studio’s upcoming projects but also reveals personal details of employees, including passport scans and internal emails.
The leaked information concludes with an intriguing mention of Godzilla from Minus One and Oppenheimer amidst orange clouds.
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