Tag Archives: wolverine
Fri, Oct 09, 2009 | 20:51 BST
Today, Home users can get some Wolverine claws.
Twentieth Century Fox and SCEA are giving away free upgrades to Home users to celebrate the European release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine on DVD and Blu-ray.
These upgrades are the already mentioned claws and what we call a “wife-beater” t-shirt here in America.
To get your Wolverine on, all you have to do is visit the Threads Store after you watch a preview of the movie in the Home Theatre.
More via Kotaku.
Thu, Aug 27, 2009 | 07:22 BST
Raven Software has made 30-35 employees redundant at its Wisconsin studios.
Activision has confirmed the lay-off to Kotaku, but declined comment on the exact number of people affected.
“With the recent completion of both X-Men Origins Wolverine, based on the summer blockbuster movie, and Wolfenstein, the next chapter of the famed franchise, Raven Software is slightly reducing its workforce to better reflect the studio’s upcoming slate,” read an Activision statement.
Sources close to Kotaku claim that the layoffs were due to an “over-budget and under-performing Wolfenstein and the delay of upcoming time-shifting shooter Singluarity.”
The delay for Singularity forced Raven to move Wolverine team members over to help with the delay, and the subsequent shift in personnel along with expenses has turned the”three game studio into a two game studio”.
More through the link.
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 | 06:54 BST
LittleBigPlanet may get a set of Marvel superhero sackboys, according to Kotaku.
Details are a little uncertain from the look of that piece, but three concept renders were shown at Comic Con over the weekend of Iron Man, Wolverine and Captain America in sack-form.
No date, or anything. Take a look.
Sun, May 03, 2009 | 10:15 BST
Wolvering dev lead Dan Vondrak has told UGO that he’s keen on making a Deadpool game. This is probably pretty cool.
“That’s very easy, that’d be Deadpool,” he said when asked which comic character he’d like to tackle next.
“We’re huge fans of Deadpool. When we made X-Men 2, we made sure to put Deadpool in there and give him plenty of little Easter eggs and conversations.
“We love the character. His smartass attitude. So that’d be the guy we’d probably go after.”
Neat. Thanks, Joystiq.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 | 21:42 BST
A demo for X-Men Origins: Wolverine is hitting PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow.
Raven’s Dan Vondrak dropped the news while recording a guest spot on Gamertag Radio.
That’s not all. We also have another video for you.
You got a look at the first 11 minutes of direct-feed gameplay for Wolverine earlier, now check out the Gambit trailer after the break.
It’s out tomorrow.
Wed, Apr 08, 2009 | 20:22 BST
A Raven rep, speaking at GDC, told VG247 that Hugh Jackman really got into his Wolverine role while doing voiceovers for X-Men Origins.
“You should have seen him,” she said. “He really got into the role. He even got up first thing in the morning and took a really cold shower to get himself nice and angry for his part as Wolverine.”
No mention if he ripped anyone in the studio to shreds while he was at it, but it’s nice to know that method acting isn’t a lost art.
The game’s out for all formats on May 1.
Thu, Apr 02, 2009 | 22:29 BST
Activision has released the first behind-the-scenes video for X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
You can watch it after the break.
We’ll repost our GDC impressions of the game once the new embargo date passes.
Sat, Feb 21, 2009 | 22:52 GMT
Tue, Jan 06, 2009 | 08:30 GMT
In an interview in this month’s EGM, Raven’s Dan Vondrak has listed the games that have influenced the development team working on Marvel brawler, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
“God of War was an influence. Devil May Cry, even Super Smash Bros., to a point,” he told the mag.
“When we play [games like that], we just like the simplicity. Every character has their basic set of moves — that’s simple. People get that, and mass market gets that, so we’re making sure we bring that to Wolverine.”
Vondrak goes on to say that the speed of Wolverine will leave other games in its wake “People are going to play Wolverine and then be annoyed with how slow other action games are,” he said.
“We’ve gone back and played highly touted action games we all love, and you’re in these attacks forever. And it’s not just the speed — it’s the ease in which you’re able to [break] out of your attacks at any time.”
Game’s out in May.
By Mike Bowden