Of course, Insomniac Games’ next game was also highlighted during State of Play.
New details about the two Spider-Man adventures have been revealed on the PlayStation Blog. In the first video, the studio’s creative director, Bryan Intihar, provides a deep dive into the expanded Marvel’s New York, including the ways they’ve evolved the game since their last Spider-Man title. New locations, updated exploration, exhilarating traversal, near-instant switching between heroes, a rogue’s gallery of villains, new abilities and gadgets, and brand-new Suit Styles are ways they’re upping their game this time.
In Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, they nearly doubled New York’s size. Expanding beyond the East River, you’ll swing and soar over iconic landmarks across Queens and Brooklyn—complete with story missions, side quests, and city activities! This expansion also means even faster traversal options, such as the Web Wings, which can be combined with traditional web-swinging to move at exhilarating speeds. Players can also switch between Peter Parker and Miles Morales in the open world near-instantly. Both Spider Heroes are essential to the grand story, and each will have separate side stories to uncover throughout the city. Help students at Brooklyn Visions as Miles Morales or accept new requests for aid as Peter Parker via the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man app—you can even choose to tackle certain activities as either Spider-Man!
Kraven the Hunter and the monstrous Venom join the roster of villains and will strain the heroes, their relationships, and the place they call home. However, they’re not the only two villains causing trouble in the city. Use many of the new skills, gadgets, and abilities. Pete’s new Symbiote powers and Spider-Arms are aggressive and relentless; meanwhile, Miles brings an electrifying and thunderous quality to his bioelectric venom power and Evolved venom abilities. Mix, match, and deploy these abilities easily using a streamlined control scheme and combo them in fights in an all-new Spidey style! Featuring 65 suits, which include new original designs and fan favorites from films and comics, players will have an expansive wardrobe of costumes to equip in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. The studio also announced Suit Styles, an all-new feature that unlocks alternate color shaders for some suits, which provides over 200 ways for you to outfit your Spider-hero!
The Digital Deluxe version will feature ten costumes. The studio has revealed these along with their designers: the Apunkalyptic Suit (designer: Jerad Marantz), Stone Monkey Suit (Victoria Ying), Tactical Suit (Bend Studios artists Joel Mandish and Darren Quach), Aurantia Suit (Raf Grassetti) 25th Century Suit (Anthony Francisco), The EnC0ded Suit (Kris Anka), Biomechanical Suit (Jerad Marantz), Red Spectre Suit (Sweeney Boo), Tokusatsu Suit (Julia Blattman), Agimat Suit (Anthony Francisco). The second video also features Earthgang feat. Benji – Swing. The soundtrack was composed by John Paesano and will be available on music streaming platforms the same day as the game’s release.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be released on October 20 for PlayStation 5.