Spider-Man 2 is Releasing This Fall, New Gameplay Revealed
Undoubtedly the most anticipated of the upcoming PS5 games is Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which is scheduled for release in 2023. After the success of Marvel’s Spider-Man and its PS5 launch spin-off, Miles Morales, Insomniac has a lot to live up to with this sequel.
Sony’s live-streamed event, PlayStation Showcase, gave us our first good look at the game in the form of a massive trailer featuring both gameplay and cutscenes. The game is set to release in Fall 2023.
Kraven the Hunter will be the game’s main antagonist, and the extensive new gameplay footage showcased Peter Parker’s use of symbiote suit powers. Simply put, it looks a lot more sinister than the original game. Miles Morales, who will be a playable character, was also shown off. There is no set timetable for the publication of the sequel, but it will appear this autumn.
The sequel to 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man, which was remastered for the PlayStation 5 launch, follows the spinoff, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Since the Spider-Man series has been a huge success for PlayStation, selling over 33 million copies as of June, Spider-Man 2 has a good chance of being one of the year’s most popular video games.
Venom voice actor Tony Todd predicted in a now-deleted tweet that the game will come out in September, although a release date has not been confirmed. Considering how soon he appears in the teaser, we must be quite close to the release of Kraven the Hunter.
Nadji Jeter, who voices Miles Morales, has also recently revealed some information about the upcoming Insomniac sequel and appeared to hint at the inclusion of a cooperative mode. However, Insomniac quickly shot that down, stating on Twitter that the game is a “epic single-player adventure” similar to Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Anticipation has been strong because those are two of the most sought-after PS5 games.
With Starfield’s release date now set for September 6, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will join the month as the second major AAA release. The latter will only be available for the PC and Xbox One S|X, while the former can only be played on the PlayStation 5.
Both PlayStation and Xbox/PC gamers should enjoy Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Starfield, despite the games’ platform exclusivity. However, since both games will include a vast open world and take a considerable amount of time to complete, it will force many casual gamers to choose between the two.