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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 gets a gameplay reveal trailer, Kraven the Hunter, and a symbiote suit

The PlayStation Showcase ended with an extended gameplay look for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, with Insomniac showing off a new villain, suit, and game mechanics.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2

We knew that it was going to be one of Sony’s spearheads for this PlayStation Showcase and boy was it better than we expected. The Insomniac Games title was in charge of closing the event and did so by clearing up some of the doubts that existed around it. On the one hand, it is clear that it will not have cooperative multiplayer andwe’ll control both Peter Parker and Miles Morales. We’ll switch between them the way you switch characters in GTA V.

But the big news is that in addition to Venom, already confirmed, this sequel will feature Kraven the Hunter as villain, and in fact we have already been able to see him putting our friends and neighbors in trouble, both Spideys. Add to all this the first appearance of the symbiote suit and hints of how it affects Peter, who seems to be going bad. Dozens of details to analyze and only one question: When does it come out? Sony says nothing more than “Late 2023 for now.”

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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be The Empire Strikes Back of video games

A few months ago, the vice president of Marvel Games, Bill Roseman, referred with those words to this sequel, which he described as a much darker game that will put its protagonists backs against the wall. Although they might seem like statements that only serve to put pressure on Insomniac, the truth is that they are not the only ones around the project and they are all going in the same direction. Confidence in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is full from everywhere. “They know that they have a very high bar because of the previous two, but they have exceeded all of it”, declared Yuri Lowenthal, the actor who plays Peter Parker.

And let’s remember that not content with being in charge of a project of this magnitude, Insomniac is also working on another heavyweight. We’re talking about the highly anticipated Marvel’s Wolverine, a new Wolverine adventure for which until now we barely have a teaser trailer and the promise of a darker and more mature game with a script by the writer of Spec Ops: The Line, Walt Williams. Too bad we didn’t also have it in this PlayStation Showcase.


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