All aboard the hype train! Insomniac Games has officially stated a release date for Marvel’s Spider-Man coming to PlayStation 4. The game is set to be released on September 7th, 2018, just before the holiday season begins.
Insomniac’s release trailer also put some pre-order bonuses on display. Their pre-order bonus contains the “Spidey Suit Pack” which provides players with three different costumes. The video showed off their Spider Punk costume, but they have yet to reveal the other two suits. Pre-ordering will also give you the Spider-Drone Gadget and extra in-game skill points to level up your Spider-Man.
A Digital Deluxe version and Collector’s Edition of the game was also shown off revealing DLC plans that contain 3 post-launch story chapters. The first chapter will be called “The City that Never Sleeps.” The DLC is slated to begin rolling out by March 2019.
Not much is currently known about the plot of the video game, but Insomniac Games has shown some gameplay footage at last year’s E3. The gameplay revealed Mister Negative to be one of the games many villains. Mister Negative, created by Dan Slot and Phil Jimenez, is one of Spider-Man’s more recently established antagonists. His first appearance in 2007 as character Martin Li, who was a member of a Chinese Crime operation. Insomniac Games has stated that we will be facing off against many of Spider-Man’s roster of villains, but have yet to reveal the list.
Other characters that have been teased include Aunt May, Mary Jane, and Miles Morales. Aunt May and Mary Jane are characters that have been with Peter Parker for many years. The interesting one on that list is the newer character of Miles Morales. In the ultimate universe line of comics, Miles Morales takes on the mantle of Spider-Man after Peter Parker is unable to continue to do so. Hopefully, we will see more of the character Miles or play as the character for some part of the game.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is a PlayStation exclusive game. Insomniac Games is a 2nd party studio that has worked with both Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox to create many great games. We will see more Spider-Man on September 7th.