The way Wolvie gets down and dirty in battle, he’d be buck naked in no time which isn’t a good look when you’re trying to take out bad guys. Raven Software producer Jeff Poffenbarger went into detail at GDC to explain why he will be shirtless in the game, but his pants will be indestructible.
“As far as the pants go, if you notice his shirt totally gets all ripped up. Well, we used to have it where it was just this [crotch area] — we call it a ‘no-zone’ [area that doesn't get torn away]. But then seriously, within five minutes, Wolverine’s just walking around in daisy dukes and it just looked weird. So we’re like, you know what dude, let’s just move the no-zone down to here [the calf area] and within five minutes, it looked like he had on clam diggers or capri pants. So we made it so that the pants actually don’t get ripped away because it looked too strange. We actually went through a ton of iterations of that. It was pretty funny.”
I would seriously be mad if I was playing as Wolverine in Daisy Dukes. Good call on Poffenbarger’s part.