Sony E3 Announcements 2018: No Square Enix Avengers, But Spider-Man Shines
Marvel fans waiting to get another glimpse of Square Enix’s untitled Marvel project, tentatively titled The Avengers Project, will have to keep waiting. And sadly, there’s no Time Stone to help you see into the future. But on the bright side, there’s plenty of Spider-Man to go around.
At E3 2018, neither the Square Enix nor Sony PlayStation presentations on Monday provided updates to Square Enix’s Marvel game, which is rumored to start a new shared universe of superhero video games. However, Sony did give those tuned in on Monday night a generous look at Insomniac’s Spider-Man, a licensed Marvel video game in which players take control of the one and only web-head.
In the new gameplay footage, Spidey swings into the Raft, where Spider-Man villain Electro has begun a prison riot. As Spidey clears out rioting prisoners and pursues Electro, he’s stopped by other villains like Scorpion, Rhino, Vulture, and soon, Mister Negative, who was introduced last year in another gameplay trailer. The trailer ends with the tease of another unidentified Spidey villain, but given that Insomniac’s game is showing the formation of the Sinister Six, it could be Doc Ock or Mysterio.
Spider-Man, which comes from the same developer studio behind major franchises like Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, and the Resistance series, has a release date of September 7 exclusively for the PlayStation 4.
While Marvel fans expressed disappointment over the absence of The Avengers Project on social media, Spider-Man arguably stole the show even against impressive debuts like Ghosts of Tsushima, a breathtaking samurai game that looks like an Akira Kurosawa movie, The Last of Us II, a remake of Resident Evil 2, and the gameplay trailer for Hideo Kojima’s sci-fi horror Death Stranding.
Spider-Man will be released for the PlayStation 4 on September 7.