Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: Platforms, characters & everything we know
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is officially in development, with Insomniac Games currently working on a follow-up to their acclaimed PlayStation title from 2018. From a release window to all the confirmed characters, here’s a full overview of everything we know about the superhero sequel so far.
Three years since their first Spidey project launched to critical acclaim and a 2020 follow-up with Miles Morales cemented their spot atop the superhero genre, Insomniac Games are back for more.
A full-fledged sequel is now in development as the first-party PlayStation studio works on bringing the Marvel icon’s next story to life.
While details are somewhat scarce for the time being, there’s still plenty to be excited about. Here’s everything there is to know about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 so far.
- Is there a release date for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2?
- Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 platforms
- Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 characters
- Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 gameplay details
- Spider-Man 2 prequel comic to set up the story
Is there a release date for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2?
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 currently has no release date.
At the most recent PlayStation Showcase on May 25, 2023, it was revealed that the game does have a release window of Fall 2023.
Insomniac Games had previously announced that a 2023 release window is the target for Spidey’s next web-slinging adventure. For the time being, it’s unclear when to expect the sequel in 2023, but developers have reassured fans the game hasn’t been delayed amidst months of silence.
While not yet official, Venom voice actor Tony Todd recently pointed toward a September launch for the highly anticipated sequel. “Looks like September,” he said. “Commercials start dropping in August so I’m told.
Obviously, it’s worth taking the above with a grain of salt for now, but rest assured we’ll update you here as any further details emerge regarding Spider-Man 2’s release date.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 platforms
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is confirmed to be a PS5 exclusive, and fans will not be able to play the superhero game on previous-gen hardware or on any rival platforms at launch.
While the first Spider-Man title launched on PS4 and was then remastered for the PS5, Spider-Man Miles Morales was released across both simultaneously. Moving forward, it’s evident Insomniac is ready to shift into a new gear focusing solely on Sony’s latest hardware.
With both the original Spidey and the Miles Morales follow-up arriving on PC in 2022, however, it’s safe to expect a similar treatment years down the line. As with most Sony exclusives in recent years, we’re sure to see Spider-Man 2 on PC at some point in the near future.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 trailers
A new Spider-Man 2 trailer with an extended gameplay demonstration was revealed during the latest PlayStation Showcase. The 10-minute video highlighted how players will switch between Peter and Miles in the game, and their new combat abilities, including a fiendish Symbiote suit that grants Peter some aggressive new powers.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was first revealed during Sony’s 2021 PlayStation Showcase event. The initial trailer gave us a look at Peter Parker and Miles Morales in action together, with Venom joining the fight at the very end.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 characters
Obviously, it wouldn’t be a Spider-Man game without the man of the hour, Peter Parker. Players will reprise the role of Spidey in Insomniac’s sequel, stepping into the shoes of the friendly neighborhood hero – though he won’t be alone.
This time around, Miles Morales will join Parker as the two fight together in the “most epic single-player adventure yet.”
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Venom also appeared for a brief moment in the reveal trailer, though there’s no telling whose side he might be on for now. We do know he’ll be voiced by horror icon Tony Todd, though.
The popular anti-hero may serve as a villain, a not-so-friendly ally in a greater battle, or perhaps even a mix of both throughout the game.
As well as this, Scott Porter – who voiced Harry Osborn in the first Spider-Man game – has seemingly confirmed that the character will be appearing in the sequel. In a now-deleted tweet, the actor revealed that, while the character will be coming back, he will not be lending his voice to the role.
“While I voiced Harry in the first Spider-Man game I unfortunately will not be in the sequel. They decided to go photo real and the difference between me and Harry’s age was too much to overcome I believe. I was bummed but I get it. Gonna be an incredible game.”
During the latest trailer, it was also confirmed that Kraven the Hunter will be featured in the game.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 gameplay details
During the May 2023 PlayStation Showcase, Insomniac Games revealed some gameplay of the upcoming title, which you can see above.
Shortly after the first gameplay sequence debuted, devs shared new details on Spider-Man 2’s moment-to-moment gameplay. First up, in an interview with Famitsu, Insomniac’s creative director Bryan Intihar teased the map “is about two times larger than the previous titles” thanks to the addition of Queens and Brooklyn.
Not only that, but during open-world gameplay, players will be able to freely swap between Peter Parker and Miles Morales at the touch of a button, akin to GTA 5’s character-swapping feature.
“There are things that are exclusive to a specific character depending on the content, but we’re also preparing content that allows you to play as whichever character you like,” game director Ryan Smith added. “While they’re both Spider-Man and have some things in common, Miles is speedier than Peter, and they each have their own quirks, so we hope you can choose your favorite character.”
Suits are the key behind unique abilities in terms of both combat and traversal. The sequel is sure to introduce plenty of new Spidey suits for both Peter and Miles, though another layer of depth could be on the way.
Each and every suit will reportedly feature a ‘symbiote variant version’ according to FandomWire. This could see our heroes using Venom’s symbiote powers to their advantage. As a result, dozens of unique powers could be in play to mix things up like never before.
On the other hand, Spider-Man 2’s version of New York is also expanding into Queens where we’ll be able to swing around Peter’s home borough, and maybe even visit some iconic locations from his past.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 prequel comic to set up the story
Arriving on May 6, otherwise known as Free Comic Book Day, is a prequel story to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. This slice of adventure is set to pit both Peter and Miles against a “new Super Villain whose powers they [don]t understand.” That villain being The Hood.
On top of that, it’s expected to set the scene ahead of the game’s arrival, giving us further insight into what Peter, Miles, and MJ have all been getting up to since their last appearance.
So, there you have it – that’s all of the information we know about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 so far. Make sure to check back often, as we’ll update you as details are revealed right here.
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