At today’s Playstation press conference at E3, Insomniac Games unveiled a deeper look at the developer’s first licensed game, featuring the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler himself. The game now has an official title, Spider-Man.
The footage featured Spider-Man in his unique in-game costume, featuring a white spider emblem. Spidey leapt, ran straight up walls, webbed bad guys and took advantage of his environment in a way reminiscent of the Arkham franchise — though with considerably more direct sunlight and witty repartee — to take out a gang encroaching on the territory of Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin. It even looked like his characteristic spider-sense was employed to allow him to dodge blows.
And a stinger at the very end of the press conference confirmed the appearance of another Spider-Man entirely: Miles Morales.
Spider-Man was first revealed to be in development at E3 2016. "Is Spider-Man a signal of things to come? Oh, yes. Absolutely,” Jay Ong, Marvel's vice president of games told Polygon at the time, “And we can’t wait to tell the world about it."
Those “things” that have come in the past year included the reveal and release of Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy and the announcement of Square Enix and Marvel Entertainment partnering for an entire series of Avengers-based games.
Insomniac’s Spider-Man will not tie into any particular cinematic version of Spider-Man, featuring a “more seasoned” Spider-Man than other adaptations, as well as his alter-ego, Peter Parker.
At the end of this footage, the game’s release window was given as 2018. It will be exclusive to PlayStation 4.
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