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Spider-Man: Miles Morales gets a new gameplay trailer, will launch Nov. 12

Sony’s PS5 reveal event shows off another look at the Spider-Man spin-off

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On Wednesday, Sony and Insomniac revealed a new trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a spin-off game based on 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man.

The new trailer shows off NYC in the wintertime and some non-Spider-Man gameplay as Miles. We get to see Miles and his pal walking through Harlem. Harlem is a new location in Spider-Man: Miles Morales, as it wasn’t accessible in Marvel’s Spider-Man.

The Tinkerer and their Underground army start a war at a campaign rally for Rio Morales, who is Miles’ mother. Miles, clad in his black-and-red Spidey costume, intervenes. In the gameplay section, we get to see Miles’ camouflage and his bio-electricity — unique powers compared to Peter Parker’s Spider-Man. There is also an interactive cutscene with heavy reliance on quick-time events, reminiscent of Insomniac’s first Spider-Man game.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales takes place a year after Marvel’s Spider-Man. Miles appeared in the original Spider-Man game as a supporting character, working alongside Peter Parker and Aunt May at a New York shelter for the less fortunate. Players briefly control Miles — as they do with Peter Parker’s long-time, on-again-off-again girlfriend, Mary-Jane Watson — at different points in the campaign.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales isn’t a full Spider-Man sequel, although it is its own game that does not require ownership of the original. Instead, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is comparable to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted: Lost Legacy, a spin-off game starring supporting characters Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross from 2017. Lost Legacy can take players anywhere from 7-9 hours to beat, whereas Marvel’s Spider-Man is a full 16-20 hour open-world RPG.

Miles is the second-most popular Spider-Man behind Peter Parker, the original. But interestingly, the two began in different dimensions, as seen in both comics and 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe, the two are friends, and Spider-Man: Miles Morales will explore Miles’ journey from New York student to Spider-Man — assisted by his teacher, Peter Parker.

Update: Sony revealed a Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition via a new blog post. The Ultimate edition will run players $69.99 and come with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered, which includes all the original game’s DLC, some new suits, and 60 FPS gameplay.

A tweet from Insomniac also revealed the game will launch alongside the PlayStation 5 on Nov. 12. The standard edition of Spider-Man: Miles Morals will cost players $49.99.

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