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Spider-Man: Miles Morales announced as PS5 launch title

by Michael Gwilliam

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Sony has announced a new addition to its exclusive Spider-Man series, with a standalone Miles Morales game set to launch with the PS5 console in late 2020.

The first game received critical acclaim from fans and critics alike when it first released on PS4, with players taking control of Peter Parker in an open-world New York City.

During the game's storyline, Parker encounters a young man called Miles Morales, who many Spider-Man fans will recognize as an alternate character known for playing the masked crusader, and even featured in his own feature film, the beloved Spider-Man: Into The SpiderVerse. Now, players will get the opportunity to play as Miles in a new stand-alone title coming to PlayStation 5.

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The fresh trailer debuted as part of Sony's PlayStation 5 reveal event and features Morales swinging around New York City in the winter, indicating that some time has passed since the first game.

Notably absent from the trailer is Peter Parker, so it will be interesting to see if players end up taking control of him in any capacity in this new game, or if it will solely focus on Miles.

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Despite some confusion that this was an expansion, Insomniac have confirmed that Miles Morales is a stand-alone title, and is not an expansion to a remastered version of the original Spider-Man game.

While the trailer didn't show off much in the way of gameplay, we did get a glimpse of some new weather and what seems to be a dynamic day-night cycle as well as some of Miles' abilities in combat.

The game released in 2018 and developed by Insomniac Games, did have certain sections where they played as Miles Morales, though never as Spider-Man. The title ended on a cliffhanger with the sequel's title character revealing his powers to Peter Parker.

Spider-Man has sold over 10 million units worldwide since its release including both digital and physical copies, leaving fans excited for the sequel, coming Holiday 2020.