GDC: X-men Origins: Wolverine to contain new enemies over film, boss battle detailed

Tuesday, 7th April 2009 17:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Raven confirmed during a X-Men Origins: Wolverine demo at GDC last week that, while the game will follow its tie-on movie’s plot, it’ll contain enemies and other aspects not included in the film.

By way of example, Activision demoed a boss battle including a brand new baddie, and what we saw is definitely over-the-top.

The scene showed Wolverine surrounded by a bunch of soldiers trying to kill him. Nothing too shocking there. It got a bit ridiculous when a huge mechanical giant, a Sentinel, came a-calling.

Looking a bit like Iron Man, this chap’s the size of a small skyscraper. The interesting aspect of the demo wasn’t that Wolverine turned him into scrap metal, but how.

As in most boss fights, you perform certain moves a predestined number of times and a cut-scene rolls. In this instance, the robot took off into the sky via rocket propulsion in it’s feet, with Wolverine hanging on for the ride, pounding his claws into it, pulling wires here and there.

Mr Sentinel suddenly started to not feel so good and free-fell to earth.

There was some QTE to avoid debris coming off the boss. At various points Wolverine caught up to it, climbed on board and started ripping it to shreds, before being tossed backwards to start the sequence again, and eventually hit the ground – giving the Sentinel his piece de resistance – to survive a huge explosion.

Very super-action-hero.

Other stuff. Wolverine looks tattered and torn after battles. He can heal himself, so ripped skin showing off bare muscles glues up quickly.

You can expect to see the game sitting on store shelves in May, for all platforms.



  1. SticKboy

    It’s A Sentinel, not THE Sentinel – you need to read more comic books, Stephany. I’d start with the Days of Future Past story arc for some richer insight to the Sentinels (plural) glorious backstory.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Madgame

    Like most video games based on movies I like, I will hope for the best but expect the worst.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. hitnrun

    Darn right. X-Men called a genericized breed of enemies “sentinels” before everyone else started doing it!

    #3 6 years ago
  4. jnms

    Why’s this back on the front page again? :D

    #4 6 years ago

    Just saw the movie.. really really good !!

    #5 6 years ago
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    #6 6 years ago
  7. jnms

    SERAPHEMZ, the movie was that good even *without* the special effects and such?

    #7 6 years ago
  8. jnms


    #8 6 years ago

    i mean it looked funny when you saw this T-1000 looking model being thrown from a truck and things like that, but its a really good quaility looking copy. The movie is good, and I would still like to see the finished copy, and im sure that i will like it even more.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    @jnms – That is because Activision changed the embargo date and forgot to tell us about it. We had to pull it, along with Kotaku and a few others, and repost it today.

    @StickBoy – The gentleman who demoed the game for us did not call it “a” sentinel, but “the” sentinel. So that means it’s being called “the Sentinel” because there is either only one of ‘em in the game or because that’s just how they roll.

    Ergo, not our fault sweets. ;-)

    #10 6 years ago

    “Mr Sentinel ” lol…

    freakin comic geeks…

    #11 6 years ago

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