A staple of Sony’s E3 press conference since 2016, Spider-Man is back again in 2018 — but this year, it’s actually coming out.
Insomniac Games brought more gameplay footage from the imminent title, featuring Spider-Man quelling a riot at Marvel Comics’ supermax prison, the Raft.
Why was the riot happening? Why, because Electro let everyone out, of course. But since this is the Raft, it’s not just Electro on the scene — the Rhino, the Scorpion, the Vulture and Negative Man also make appearances.
Gameplay included Spider-Man brawling against multiple baseline human prisoners. But eventually, using his ability to move through power lines, Electro took the fight out of the building and lead Spider-Man on a merry web-slinging chase — followed by a five-way supervillain beatdown on our poor Wall-Crawler.
“The greatest thing about working on a Spider-Man game is that you’re working on a Spider-Man game,” Jon Paquette, lead writer on Spider-Man, shared in an inside look at the game’s development released during E3 2017. “The hardest thing is that it’s a Spider-Man game.” Everyone has their own idea of who Spider-Man is, and Insomniac’s job was to establish its own.
But Spider-Man will offer fans not one but two Spider-Mans. Peter Parker will be joined by Miles Morales, a character who took up the role in 2011. Miles’ has gained significant popularity among comics fans since his debut, and will star in the upcoming animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Spider-Man will launch on PlayStation 4 Sept. 7.