Marvel’s Spider-Man Swings into your PlayStation 4

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.

Spider-Man details announced

One of the bigger games that has been announced for the PlayStation 4 has been Spider-Man. However, the publisher (Insomniac Games,) has kept quiet on many of the details of the game. But recently, thanks to an interview with GameInformer, a plethora of new tidbits have been released to only add to the hype many gamers already have.

Known for other games such as the Ratchet & Clank series, Sunset Overdrive, and Spyro the Dragon; many fans have faith that Insomniac Games will finally bring a high quality superhero game to consoles.

Possibly the biggest piece of information to be released is that the game finally has a release date of September 7th, 2018. Adding to the already busy game time of year, this release date falls right near the releases of the upcoming Tomb Raider game and the much anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2. However, that won’t stop gamers from adding Spider-Man to their packed gaming schedule, as many are stating that they have already pre-ordered the game.

Another big detail revealed is that the game will contain no microtransactions. This has given many fans a reason to rejoice as recently there has been controversy surrounding major releases including the purchasing platform. Games such as Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Shadow of Mordor have received a lot of backlash for “trying to squeeze more money out of consumers,” while Spider-Man has decided against trying to implement a microtransaction system at all.

Lastly, the deluxe collector’s edition has been announced, along with its contents. The collection includes: “The City That Never Sleeps” exclusive story chapters, stickers, exclusive statue, custom steel book game case, a mini art book of game designs, three exclusive “spidey suits” for in game, as well as an exclusive PlayStation Network avatar and theme set.

Overall, Spider-Man is sure to continue to be hyped up leading up to the September 7th release date. There will be more information, as well as videos and photos released soon for the PlayStation 4 exclusive game. Only time will tell if Spider-Man can live up to the hype gamers have already created for it.