X-Men Origins: Wolverine

XB360, PS3 / Action / Release: May 1, 2009 / ESRB: M

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Five Nominated for 2010 Writers Guild Videogame Writing Awards

In a release today the Writers Guild of America revealed the nominees for outstanding achievement in videogame writing from 2009. They are:

  • Assassin's Creed 2 -- Story by Corey May, Script Writers Corey May, Joshua Rubin, and Jeffrey Yohalem; Ubisoft Entertainment Read more »

"The only game in this list worthy of the award is Uncharted 2. If anything this is an indication ..."
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Raven Software Struck with Mass Layoffs

Update: Raven has confirmed the layoffs, issuing an official statement: "With the recent completion of both 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."

Original story: Shacknews has heard from multiple sources that Wolfenstein and X-Men Origins: Wolverine developer Raven Software is being hit by a round of layoffs today. Read more »

"Always sucks to hear about layoffs, but at least they got some severance and a chance to get out ..."
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Marvel 'Not Doing Crappy Movie Games Anymore'

With a spotty record of movie tie-in videogames, Marvel is hoping the well-received X-Men Origins: Wolverine becomes a turning point.

"We are not doing movie-based games anymore," Marvel digital media VP Ira Rubenstein told Joystiq, before restating: "Actually, wait... we are not doing crappy movie-based games anymore. You can quote me on that." Read more »

"I highly doubt they will be willing to delay a game if its not ready by the time the movie is ..."
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Wolverine Demo Unleashed on Xbox Live

A downloadable demo of Raven's film-inspired beat 'em up X-Men Origins: Wolverine is now available for Xbox Live Gold members via the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Hyped by its developer as "the movie game that finally does not suck," the title launched alongside the theatrical flick last Friday in PC, PS2, PS3, 360, Wii, DS and PSP form.

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"I am SOOO getting this game... once it drops from this absurd $69.99 price tag. Everything is ..."
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GameStop Launches 'Mutton Chop Madness'

To promote the May 1 release of Raven's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, retailer GameStop today launched a "Mutton Chop Madness" contest.

Described as a "nationwide search for the best sideburns," the promotion asks entrants to send in a photo of themselves with facial hair. Read more »

"If I can find some fuzzy cloth at a fabric store for some 'chops, I'm in! "
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Wolverine Trailer Explores Brotherly Love

Our latest glimpse of Raven's X-Men Origins: Wolverine continues where the last trailer left off, detailing even more of the cameos from the comics that inspired the movie.

The game arrives on every major platform--PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP--the same day that the movie hits theaters on Friday, May 1. Read more »

"this game looks fucking awesome. It's like if they took a real game, like a Doom or an Unreal ..."
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Wolverine Trailer: Here's Gambit, Sentinel and Blob

Publisher Activision has released a new trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, showcasing some of the cameos in the game based off the comic-inspired film.

Developed by Raven, the brutal beat 'em arrives alongside the movie on May 1, coming in PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, and PSP flavors.

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Wolverine Behind the Scenes Trailer Says 'Every Other Game Is Like Some Pansy'

Claiming that Raven's upcoming licensed beat-em-up X-Men Origins: Wolverine is going to be the best Wolverine game ever made isn't saying much.

Luckily, Raven also claims that every other video game is like a pansy. So unless you like playing pansies, you'd probably better pre-order Wolverine.

The game is set for a May 1 release on PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and PSP. Read more »

"wow you nerds really cant handle devs that show any sort of pride in what they create for you"
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Wolverine Screenshots: [Screaming]

These screenshots from Raven's upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine tie-in fail to represent the game accurately in lacking Wolverine's trademark animalistic roaring. While viewing, we ask that you lean back, concentrate, and try to imagine the sound of a dying animal or two. That's it. Now you've got the Wolverine experience.

The game is set for a May 1 release on PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP, GPS, RFK and CCP. Some of those may not be actual game platforms.

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"What's with his claws in the first pic? Anyway, looks like it'll be a violent game, which ..."
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Wolverine Trailer Says Game Won't Suck

"He's the ultimate bad-ass in the world of comics," Raven senior artist Cory Carani says of Wolverine in the below video. "He can do things that other super heroes can't."

Later on, the developer says his title is "the movie game that finally does not suck."

Inspired by the impending action movie of the same name, X-Men Origins: Wolverine launches alongside the flick--which you may have already seen--on May 1. The game's due to hit just about everything: PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and PSP Read more »

"Well dip me in shit and roll me into the Congressional pigsty, this game actually looks like it ..."
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Gameplay Trailer, Screenshots, Preorder Bonus Unveiled

Activision today released loads of new assets for Raven's upcoming Wolverine beat-em-up, movie tie-in game X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Also revealed was a significant preorder bonus from GameStop, which includes four rather sadistic "rooms" for Xbox 360 and PS3 players. More details after the break.

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"I'm gonna check this out just for the Rope Bridge scene! OMG! I had to watch that part twice... ..."
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Hey Bub: New X-Men Origins Wolverine Screenshots

Activision today released a few new screenshots for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Raven's God of War-style action title starring the adamantium-laced mutant.

Wolverine--releasing on PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP--will hit stores on May 1, alongside the film of the same name.

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"How is it that you can almost always spot an Unreal Engine 3 game from 20 paces? This is by ..."
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X-Men Origins Wolverine Screenshots: Slaps, Chops

Twelve new screenshots from Raven Software's PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine are seen below. The game has been described as a God of War-style brawler, complete with 40 levels for players to exercise their rage meters.

With a Wolverine game on the way that has some potential of being successful, I can't help but recall the flawed but memorable 8 and 16-bit era attempts. LJN's thoroughly ugly NES title Wolverine. Western Technologies' Sega Genesis game X-Men--where, if memory serves, Wolverine's claws were actually temporary powers. And then came Electro Source's Wolverine: Adamantium Rage, with its satisfying claw mechanics but insane difficulty. Read more »

"I had a ton of fun playing X-Men The Official Movie Game on PC with my wired 360 controller. ..."
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Platforms Unveiled

Activision today announced the platforms for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, revealing that, as expected, the licensed movie tie-in will arrive on every current console and handheld.

PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP editions will debut alongside the movie of the same name in May.

The game is being handled by Marvel: Ultimate Alliance veteran Raven Software and Amaze Entertainment. Activision did not specify which deveoper is handling which version, though Amaze's history suggests it will be responsible for the DS release.

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"OK so did anyone else not get until now that there was a movie called X-Men Origins: Wolverine? ..."
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First X-Men Origins: Wolverine Screenshot Released

The first screenshot of Raven's X-Men Origins: Wolverine has been released via 1UP.

The title is based on the upcoming movie of the same name starring Hugh Jackman. The film will detail Wolverine's past, and is set to cover the Weapon X storyline and reintroduce the character of Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber). Read more »

"My MOST FAVORITE Comicbook Character is back and he looks BadASS than ever."
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