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Wolverine cuts loose

Despite his own gruesome attacks, Wolverine takes it just as bad as he gives. During the demo we saw him get shot dozens of times, even point blank in the eye during the aforementioned opening. And then we saw it grow back, which was pretty gross/cool in its own right. Thanks to Logan's healing factor, he can get shot all day long and then, if given a few moments, he heals back from it good as new, save for some bullet holes in his shirt.

All this back and forth bloodletting looks pretty slick too, since the game works off Unreal 3 tech. As we watch a few gunshot wounds on Wolvie’s torso heal in real-time as he pays the guy back by cutting his arm off, we have to admire such nice graphical touches. Plus the rest of the area looks great as well, as we watched our hero going through a lush jungle background and later an underground compound. One particularly impressive bit of combat we witnessed was Wolverine jumping from truck to truck and killing fools, as a huge wave of water chases after all of them.

Our time with the game came to a close with a boss fight featuring the giant, purple robotic enemy of all mutants, the Sentinel. One of these behemoths is called out to take down the rogue Wolverine, and this multi-stage battle was slightly reminiscent of Shadow of the Colossus and full of cool moments emphasizing Logan’s near indestructibility. For example, to mess up the Sentinel's flight he shoves his adamantium laced arm through the fan on the back to get the motor to break, while at the same time the flesh is hacked off his unbreakable skeleton.

The overall level of awesomeness we’ve seen so far from X-Men Origins: Wolverine is remarkable, given the fact that it's based on a movie, something the game doesn't distance itself from. Our hero is voiced by veteran Broadway star Hugh Jackman, doing a fine job in the role he's come to be famous for. We can't wait to play this title, which comes out alongside the film in May.  Keep counting your X-genes till then, mutants.

Jan 12, 2009

18 comments

  • emo26 - May 4, 2009 11:26 p.m.

    that was a good one!!! -fire_dojo@emo.com
  • barrage7667 - January 15, 2009 10:26 p.m.

    wait...if he cant die wat will be the challenge i mean he HAS to be able to die rite?
  • BusafiveO - January 14, 2009 12:36 a.m.

    whoa! that's a lot of bloody action. too bad i might not be able to get this one
  • TheCorpulent1 - January 13, 2009 9:56 p.m.

    Looks pretty cool, although I'm very skeptical since it's 1) a movie tie-in and 2) an X-MEN movie tie-in. I'm glad they've finally adapted Wolverine's healing factor to a video game, though. If only Master Chief and all the other FPS grunts hadn't already been doing it for about 5 years now...
  • derringer83 - January 13, 2009 6:09 a.m.

    man i've been waiting for this game. I'm pumped man. Wolverine is gonna kick some sick ass!!
  • peach - January 13, 2009 5:12 a.m.

    Looks like this game could be bloody brilliant! :D
  • super2j - January 13, 2009 4:55 a.m.

    One thing always bothered me about Wolverine. He had super sharp claws made basically for brutal kills, and was a part of a team that was all about not killing. Look at cyclops, he shoots super powerful, destructive (not anything living though) force and others can freeze ppl, control weather, control minds. I mean cyclops is also a stretch but its do-able to cover it up, but wolverine cannot change what claws do in a fight ie. cut ppl. SO for family friendly wolverine, he pulls out his claws and will never touch a human body with it( sometimes just pulling them out and putting them back when he punches). This game finally puts this guy in his proper shoes, he is meant to be this destructive. BTW i am not a fanboy, its just that i watched a lot of the shows randomly as they came on tv and i know what he is supposed to be like from when i was a kid and actually read the comics. This comment is 12 yrs of pent up (and now, released)nerd-anger. So in conclusion, even if this game sucks, at least it is true to his nature.
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - January 13, 2009 3:40 a.m.

    Looks like a BEAST of a game.
  • jesusfrk15 - January 13, 2009 12:08 a.m.

    ohhh man that looks sick!
  • TheGatti - January 12, 2009 11:14 p.m.

    First i know this game looks sick but i doubt it will do that well.
  • shep_killa - February 2, 2009 8:29 p.m.

    wicked gona hafta gt wolvie nd batman both look awesome
  • Makk_Mizzy - January 17, 2009 1:43 p.m.

    HELL YEAH! NOW THIS IS WHAT THE WOLVERINE I ENJOYED KNOWING OF WAS MEANT TO DO AND BOOT THAT DANG PG13 CRAP AND THE GUT FOLLOWED BY 3 CLAWS THRU THE SKULL WITH BLOOD SQUIRTING WILDLY FROM THE MIND-BLOWING STRIKE! I LOVED NINJA GAIDEN 2 AND THIS WILL BE THE FIRST WOLVERINE GAME, I WILL BUY!
  • crustdbeat - January 14, 2009 8:30 a.m.

    "wolverine cuts loose" OR is it really just gonna be "hugh cuts loose"
  • MW3M - January 13, 2009 10:48 p.m.

    This game looks to be very 'Heavy Attack, Light Attack'
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - January 13, 2009 7:07 a.m.

    If ever a comic character were tailor-made for great videogames, it has to be Wolverine. Let's hope this one gets it right for once. BTW my captcha says "All birthplace." Nasty.
  • DawgsFan117 - January 13, 2009 5:56 a.m.

    Wow. The graphics in these screen shots are actually very good. Is that possible foor a game based on a movie which in turn is based on a superhero(Ironman, Hulk, Superman all terrible.) I guess its a double negative which then makes it a positive. Thats logical right? Anyway I will get this game because its what ive always wanted to see wolverine do. These guys should make a superman game next.I mean come on he has superstrength but doesnt crush peoples bones, heat vision that melts steel but not ppl, and the one that bugs me the most he is indestructible yet takes bullet damage and ducks when ppl throw things at him WTF. Anyway sweet lookin game.
  • Corsair89 - January 13, 2009 1:59 a.m.

    I was interested in this after reading about it in EGM's final published issue. (I MISS YOU, EGM!) It looks brutally awesome. I read in EGM that you can throw yourself into a jet engine in order to get it to crash. That's just sick beyond belief. I also love that the healing/punishment techniques used in games(looking at you Gears) actually makes sense for Wolverine.
  • GearsofRabies - January 13, 2009 12:29 a.m.

    looks cool but I would rather have batman: arkham asylum any day.

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