Now we all know that movie game tie-ins tend to suck (there are exceptions, of course), as usually the urge to release the game near the movie’s release overrides vital development time. But you’ll be pleased to note that  Raven Software, the guys behind Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and X-Men Legends, are creating X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

In the game you’ll start from the very beginning of Wolverine’s life as an adamantium-laced weapon of mass destruction, breaking out of the Weapon X facility and hunting down the people who did this to you.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is an epic action-adventure featuring a true-to-character Wolverine gameplay experience that takes gamers through and beyond the movie’s storyline.  Set in a variety of vivid real-world locales, the title challenges players to hone their animal instinct as they uncover hidden dangers, hunt and destroy enemies, and take on seemingly insurmountable situations while discovering the truth about Wolverine’s tragic past.  With razor-sharp adamantium claws unsheathed, the future X-Man enacts lightning-quick combat, evasive maneuvers, in-depth combo attacks, and an array of brutal finishing moves.  Wolverine doesn’t just deliver massive damage, either – he also takes it, thanks to his mutant regenerative power that heals him in real time right before the player’s eyes. 

It’ll be interesting to see that last bit in motion. Expect to see the game hit every single gaming platform that matters sometime next year.