During Sony’s June 11 PlayStation 5 event, the studio revealed Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales–which is presumably a launch title for the next-gen console. The game is coming to PS5 in Holiday 2020, the same period of time that the PlayStation 5 is scheduled to release. Despite some initial confusion around whether or not the game was an expansion of the original game, Insomniac officially clarified that Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a standalone game. However, we still don’t know the scope of the project and whether it’s on par with a sequel or something like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which was several hours long, or Infamous: First Light, which was only about four hours.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the follow-up to 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man, a PS4-exclusive starring Peter Parker as the titular web-slinger. So, I guess, spoiler alert if you didn’t already know, but that 2018 game ends with Miles being bitten by a genetically-enhanced spider, gaining the same spider-based superpowers as Peter, and revealing this development to Peter. The follow-up three-part DLC expansion to Marvel’s Spider-Man–titled The City That Never Sleeps–continued on this thread and showcased Peter taking on Miles as his protégé. The final moments of The City That Never Sleeps sees Peter teaching Miles how to web-sling for the first time.
Clearly, based on the new trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales (seen above), plenty of time has passed since that last DLC. Miles is fully decked out in his traditional black and red-colored Spider-Man outfit and is seen fighting criminals with all the grace of an experienced Spider-Man. He also displays his unique venom stinger superpower. A voice-over from Peter Parker informs Miles that he has to be like his father (who died in Marvel’s Spider-Man) and step up as a hero for New York City.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of GameSpot’s top 10 games of 2018–the game does an excellent job capturing the acrobatic nature of Spidey, combing traversal and combat mechanics together so that the player can fairly seamlessly transition between the two.
In GameSpot’s Marvel’s Spider-Man review, Edmond Tran gave the game a 9/10, writing, “Minor shortcomings don’t detract from Insomniac’s achievement in creating a game that feels like an authentic interpretation of a beloved creation. The feeling of embodying Spidey and using his abilities is astonishing, and the time spent on exploring its major characters help make its story feel heartfelt, despite superhero bombast. There have been open-world Spider-Man games before, but none so riveting and full of personality, none that explore and do justice to this many facets of the universe. Insomniac has created a superior Spider-Man experience that leaves a lasting impression, one that has you longing for just one more swing around New York City, even after the credits roll.”
Find more games coming to PS5 in our full list of announcements from Sony’s event.
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