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Marvel’s Wolverine’s story lead also wrote Spec Ops: The Line’s story

They are going to aim for a “mature tone”, which was perfect in Spec Ops’ story.

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There’s one more detail about Marvel’s Wolverine to build your hype up. Insomniac’s new super-project’s story lead is the same lead writer who wrote Spec Ops: The Line’s brutal tale.

Details about the development wasn’t rolled out with an announcement yet, but it was standing in plain sight until prominent games-stuff-finder Shinobi602 pointed it out on Twitter. Walt D. Williams, who served as narrative designer on the loved/hated 2012 military shooter Spec Ops: The Line, is story lead at Insomniac Games for Marvel’s Wolverine.

Spec Ops: The Line is mostly known for attempting to subvert the typical military shooter story, making players question the actions they’ll take in pursuit of the mission. Critics still argue about how effective it was in this pursuit, but the fact that we’re still talking about it nine years later certainly says something by itself. After Spec Ops, Williams also worked on the narrative side of Star Wars: Squadrons and Star Wars Battlefront 2, as well as Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

We don’t know much about Marvel’s Wolverine’s story yet, but in an announcement they said that it will aim for “a mature tone” and will likely be part of a shared universe with Insomniac’s Spider-Man series. It’s also safe to say the game will pull plenty of inspiration from the Marvel comics given the reveal trailer’s Incredible Hulk Easter egg and familiar setting.

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