With Sony’s E3 press conference over, there are many games to be excited for and talked about. But, the title that stood out to me personally is the Spider-Man game developed by Insomniac exclusively for the PlayStation 4. Spider-Man is my favorite character in all mediums, not only comics. And I have been hoping to get the ultimate game about him for a long time now.
The closest we got to this was the 2004 release of Spider-Man 2 on consoles. But, it has been 13 years since then and we have yet to receive a game that comes close to that. Enter Insomniac, a high-caliber developer that is known for creating Ratchet and Clank, Resistance and most recently Sunset Overdrive. They are a developer who knows how to make games well and they are a perfect fit for a Spider-Man title.
Sony closed their presser with extensive new game-play footage from the upcoming title and it looks incredible. The thing that stood out to me about it initially is how cinematic the combat is and how fluid Peter Parker swings around the buildings while beating up bad guys. It also seemed to have some stealth elements in it which isn’t done enough in the Spider-Man games.
The new game-play footage lasted around 10 minutes and showed off a variety of elements to the game. The villain in the trailer is Mr. Negative, which he may or may not be the main antagonist in the game. It shows footage of Spider-Man chasing this villain down as he flies away in a helicopter through a busy New York City. This section showed off the scale of the game and real Spider-Man moments that we have seen and loved from the comics and recent films.
The best part about this game for me is that it isn’t just another video game for a movie. It actually has nothing to do with the film and Insomniac is using their creativeness to craft their own superhero game. Not much is known about the release date but the trailer does say 2018 at the end and teases newcomer Miles Morales for the game.