In 2018, Sony nabbed themselves a killer exclusive franchise when Marvel’s Spider-Man launched, giving PlayStation 4 players an open world action adventure that also manages to be an absolutely incredible superhero game. Its success spawned a spin-off/half sequel in the form of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and now we’re awaiting Insomniac’s follow-up release, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Here’s everything you need to know about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, including when it releases, what it’s about, and where you can play it.
When Is Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Coming Out?
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is set to launch towards in fall/autumn 2023, though no exact release date has been confirmed as of the time of writing.
A post on the PlayStation Blog at the end of 2022 confirmed that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is slated for a release in fall 2023, which currently gives the game a window between September and November 2023. As we haven’t seen much of the game right now though, and because most of the game was developed during the pandemic, it’s possible this release date could slip to 2024.
What Is Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 About?
Aside from the original reveal trailer, details are thin on the ground regarding the plot of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, but both Peter Parker and Miles Morales are confirmed to be part of the game’s plot. Whether or not they’re both playable remains to be seen, but given how different a lot of Miles’ powers are compared to Peter’s, especially with his invisibility and ability to channel electricity, it’d feel like a missed opportunity if both Spider-Men weren’t playable in some form.
As for villains, Spider-Man 2 is building off the post-credits scenes from both Spider-Man and Miles Morales, which saw Norman Osborn keeping his son Harry Osborn in a vat, due to Harry’s degenerative disease. In order to cure him, Norman appears to be using the Venom symbiote, but as the first trailer for Spider-Man 2 reveals, Venom has now been released. The results are sure to be bloody, especially when you consider that horror movie legend and Candyman actor Tony Todd is providing the voice for Venom.
Of course, Venom isn’t going to be the only villain giving our intrepid heroes some trouble, as the first trailer hints to Kraven The Hunter playing a huge role within the game. Another reveal from the post-credits of Miles Morales is that Curt Conners has been involved in the treatment of Harry Osborn. Dr Conners eventually becomes the villain known as The Lizard, so it’ll be interesting to see if Curt’s scaly alter ego comes out to play in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
What Platforms Is Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 On?
For right now, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has only been confirmed for the PS5.
That being said, you can probably expect for the game to be ported to the PC at some point, as both Spider-Man games have been ported over to Steam in 2022. Granted, Spider-Man 2 will probably only end up on PC in 2025 at the absolute earliest, but with Sony’s PC strategy ramping up in recent years, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Spider-Man 2 coming to PC relatively soon after the game launches on PS5.
Who Is Developing Marvel’s Spider-Man 2?
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is being developed by Insomniac Games, who are responsible for the likes of Sunset Overdrive and the Ratchet & Clank series.
Insomniac has been around since the 90s, and have developed other franchises like Resistance and Spyro The Dragon, but since the release of Spider-Man in 2018, along with their acquisition by Sony the following year, it’s felt like Insomniac have been on another level entirely.
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