Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is coming to PlayStation 5 later this year with a confirmed release date, storyline, and improved gameplay. The first game, Marvel’s Spider-Man by Insomniac Games, received widespread praise when it was released in 2018 and marked the developer’s unique take on Peter Parker.
The follow-up, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, released in 2020, continued from where Marvel’s Spider-Man left off and showed Miles, a Brooklyn teen, becoming a competent superhero.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was officially announced in September 2022 during a PlayStation Showcase Livestream with the return of both the creative and game director. The initial trailer showed Peter and Miles working together to combat new dangers, including Venom. Since then, more information about the story, gameplay, and release date has been gradually revealed.
The exact release date for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has not been announced, but the trailer from two years ago indicated a 2023 launch. Insomniac confirmed a Fall 2023 release last year, which was later backed up by a writer for Marvel’s Wolverine. The actors playing Peter Parker and Miles, Yuri Lowenthal and Nadji Jeter, respectively, have also expressed excitement for the game and support the likely Fall 2023 release.
The in-engine release trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, utilizing the PS5’s advanced technology, showcases the game’s improved performance and graphics. In the trailer, Peter Parker and Miles Morales fight against a group of criminals at night near a diner, displaying their impressive combat skills, web gadgets, and Venom Blast abilities.
A deep, Russian-accented voice is heard in the background, suggesting that he’s been waiting for a challenge and asking if anyone can defeat him. However, it’s not one of the Spider-Men who answers.
Instead, a menacing voice growls “Yes…we will.” After defeating the criminals, Peter and Miles turn to a dark alley where Venom, previously hinted at in post-credit scenes, appears from the shadows. It was confirmed that Tony Todd, known from Candyman and The Flash, is providing Venom’s voice. The trailer also shows Peter using mechanical spider arms to defeat enemies and Miles using his electrical Venom Blast energy to defend against attacks.
The costumes of Peter and Miles have been upgraded for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, particularly Miles’s. Peter’s Advanced Suit from the first two games is a darker shade of red with a white spider emblem in the chest, while Miles’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales suit is slightly darker with red lines extending down the arms.
Venom is briefly shown in the trailer, appearing as a massive figure similar to Tom Hardy’s version in the live-action Venom films, accurately reflecting the comics. The trailer strongly suggests that the story of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will feature Peter and Miles battling against Venom.
While we don’t have every ounce of information about the new game yet, it promises to be a wild ride.