PlayStation just put off a digital event, dubbed the PlayStation Showcase, with announcements that that hit as hard – if not harder – than an E3 press conference. This goes double, or even triple, if you’re a lover of Marvel.
The first taste of Marvel came from a new look at the upcoming Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, coming October 26th to the PlayStation and Xbox family of consoles, PC, and Nintendo Switch via streaming. In it you can see everyone’s favorite telepathic canine, Cosmo, and a look at the big bad of the game: The Universal Church of Truth, which readers will know from the run by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning that in turn inspired the team’s cinematic debut. For fans of Nova, it was also exciting to see the team speak with Worldmind, the super computer that fed the Nova Corps information until it merged with Richard Rider.
The big jump out of your seat announcements that followed both came from Insomniac Games. The shocker that perhaps no one saw coming is that the studio is making a solo Wolverine game. The last console game set in the X-Men universe was Deadpool that released in 2013 before getting remastered 2 years later. Prior to that, it was 2011’s X-Men: Destiny which is getting its 10 year anniversary at the end of the month. It’s exciting enough to see the X-Men return in a big way, let alone from a talented studio like Insomniac. Brian Horton and Cameron Christian who worked on Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales are confirmed to be working on Wolverine.
If you want to see a breakdown of the Easter Eggs in the brief teaser for Marvel’s Wolverine, including hints at Madripoor, the character’s first appearance, and much more, check out this thread from Chris Baker’s twitter account.
Of course, Insomniac broke into the world of comic book video games with 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man and today we caught a glimpse of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, coming in 2023. Both Peter and Miles appear, hinting that both will be playable if not at same time cooperatively, with Peter getting an Iron Spider style upgrade.
The way the trailer is narrated leads you to believe that Kraven the Hunter was going to emerge, that is until you see Venom’s gooey black visage come out from the shadows. Joining the returning Yuri Lowenthal and Nadij Jeter as Peter and Miles Respectively is Tony “Candyman” Todd as Venom. Bryan Intihar, who served as creative director on Marvel’s Spider-Man, is returning for the sequel.