Marvel’s gaming universe is expanding, and fans are in for a treat as two of the most anticipated titles, “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” and “Wolverine,” are confirmed to be set in the same universe.
This revelation comes straight from the horse’s mouth, as Bryan Intihar, the Senior Creative Director of “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2,” shared this exciting news during an interview with Kinda Funny Games.
A Unified Marvel Universe
For a while, there has been speculation and buzz among the gaming community about the potential connection between “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” and “Wolverine.” The teaser for “Wolverine” dropped subtle hints pointing towards Earth-1048, but there was no official confirmation until now.
Intihar put the rumors to rest by affirming that both Spider-Man and Wolverine coexist in the Earth-1048 universe. This is the same universe where Insomniac’s Marvel superhero games are set, further solidified by the appearance of Insomniac’s Spider-Man in the “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” film.
Easter Eggs and Future Possibilities
While this confirmation opens up a world of possibilities for crossover events and shared storylines, Intihar mentioned that there were initial plans to include Wolverine Easter eggs in “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.” However, the team decided against it, choosing to focus their efforts solely on Spider-Man.
“I’m just trying to learn how to make Spider-Man or try to get Spider-Man off the ground. While there’s another Marvel thing I’m trying to get. I think for us it’s a ‘let just let’s let that team cook, you know, let them cook.’ and let them make the game they want to make,” Intihar explained.
Despite this, the future holds endless potential, and fans can’t help but speculate if there will be any Spider-Man Easter eggs or references in “Marvel’s Wolverine,” which is still under development and does not have a release window as of now. “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” is rich with references, including the Avengers Tower, Sanctum Sanctorum, and the Wakandan Embassy, hinting at a larger interconnected universe.
A Mature and Cutting-Edge Wolverine
Not much has been revealed about “Marvel’s Wolverine” since its announcement in 2021, which featured a small teaser trailer. The game promises “cutting-edge gameplay” and an “emotional narrative,” aiming to resonate with players on a deeper level. Additionally, it will be a mature-rated title, exclusively available on the PlayStation 5.
The confirmation of Spider-Man and Wolverine sharing the same universe is a monumental moment for Marvel gaming fans. It not only enriches the gaming experience but also lays the groundwork for potential crossover events and shared storylines in the future. As we eagerly await more details and the release of these highly anticipated titles, the possibilities are endless, and the excitement is palpable.