And if you want to own the PlayStation 5 remaster of the first installment on disc, you will soon be able to.
Sony Interactive Entertainment and Insomniac Games have announced on the PlayStation Blog that they’re teaming up with Marvel (or Disney, you could say) to create a comic book for the game as a sort of prequel and that it will be released on Free Comic Book Day. Jon Paquette, head of narrative at Insomniac Games, wrote: “When we initially sat down with the team at Marvel, we explored a few different ideas about what kinds of stories we could tell in a prequel comic, but we kept coming back to the same core premise…
What if Peter, Miles, and MJ [Mary Jane] had to team up against a new Super Villain whose powers they didn’t understand? Additionally, we wanted to make sure that we could get a peek into what this heroic trio has been doing since the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. What is Pete up to now that there are two Spider-Men in the city? How is Miles doing in school? And how is MJ’s journalism career going? In this story, their lives collide as Peter, Miles, and MJ attempt to balance their responsibilities to the city and each other. They keep returning to one of the main themes of the comic: is magic real? Because in this action-packed issue, a beloved Super Villain makes their first appearance in our universe and appears to have supernatural abilities that defy mere webs and fists: none other than The Hood!” wrote Paquette.
The comic story was written by Christos Gage (who also worked on Marvel’s Spider-Man), and Ig Guara was responsible for the illustrations. Free Comic Book Day is on May 6, when you can download digitally via the Marvel Unlimited app or from Marvel.com, but you can also get a physical copy at participating stores in the US. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is coming to PlayStation 5 this fall.
Let’s jump back to the remastered edition of the first installment. Sony and Insomniac Games have announced that you can buy Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered for PlayStation 5 as a standalone title in May for $50. Previously, this version was only available on PS5 for those who purchased Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition for Sony’s current console. Those with the base edition of the game can upgrade from the main menu. Those who own the PlayStation 4 Marvel’s Spider-Man (base edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, Game of the Year Edition) can upgrade for ten dollars. No upgrade for the PlayStation Plus version.