Less than five minutes into Wolverine, the player gets a clue that the game isn't like any other licensed game they've played before. In the opening cutscene, Wolverine and his teammates are in a helicopter on their way to a mission when the chopper gets shot down. The player controls Wolverine as he freefalls, avoiding gun and mortar fire on the way down, only to land hands-first, claws-extended on an enemy who bursts into a cloud of gore. Wolverine gets up, pops his shoulder back into joint, and surveys the scene. Welcome to the blood-soaked jungle.