Insomniac’s take on Spider-Man isn’t just one of the PS4’s biggest upcoming exclusive, it’s one of the biggest titles in Marvel’s new approach to game releases. Spider-Man will not be directly associated with the MCU or a particular film, but will instead tell a unique story of the studio’s design.
Spider-Man will focus on young Peter Parker’s battles against a still unconfirmed roster of classic comic book villains. As this game seems to take place relatively early into his superhero career, Parker will need to learn how to balance being the hero that NYC needs with the daily pressures of young adult life.
From what we’ve seen of Spider-Man thus far, we’re expecting a high-octane superhero experience that doesn’t skimp on the cinematic but also gives us the freedom we need to truly feel like we are Spider-Man. Call it a fantasy, but Insomniac looks to deliver on the seemingly impossible by gifting the world with a Spider-Man game that captures every aspect of this incredible character.
Here’s everything we know about Spider-Man:
Insomniac has confirmed that you’ll be able to wear various iconic Spider-Man outfits in their upcoming game. While we don’t know the full roster of outfits Spider-Man can wear, this new trailer confirms that the Iron Spider armor that Spider-Man wears in Infinity War will be in the game. Furthermore, it seems that each Spider-Man suit will be upgradeable with custom powers.
Spider-Man Release Date
Spider-Man will be out on September 7, 2018. The game is coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4.
Check out the announcement trailer!
Game Informer had previously debuted an exclusive story about Insomniac’s Spider-Man coming out and have released some new gameplay footage from the title to celebrate the occasion.
This footage reveals a great deal of Spider-Man‘s combat system and exploration mechanics. Spider-Man‘s combat will seemingly utilize a kind of multi-man system featured in titles like the Arkham games, but Spider-Man‘s gadgets and abilities will allow him to dispatch of the city’s baddies with considerably more flair. Navigation is also bolstered by Spider-Man‘s inherent abilities. We don’t get a full feel for how swinging around the city works, but it looks like players will be asked to target where their next navigational web is going.
Insomniac and Sony also showcased a trailer for Spider-Man at the Paris Games show. This preview focuses on Peter Parker’s role in the story and expands the game’s little mythology twists more than previous previews have done.
Another arrived for Insomniac’s Spider-Man game at D23 2017. Check it out below:
These trailers were preceded by the huge E3 2017 showing of the game which gave us our first good look at what we can expect from the most high-profile Marvel game in years.
Finally, have a look at the debut trailer that got the world buzzing about what happens when a great developer like Insomniac works on one of the most beloved comic book characters ever.