Anybody call for a webslinger? Between Yuri Lowenthal's sassy Peter Parker and Insomniac's loving interpretation of New York City, there's much to enjoy about Marvel's Spider-Man. Now that Spider-Man: Miles Morales has hit the market to great acclaim, development has likely begun on Peter Parker's next adventure across New York City.
What do we actually know about the sequel? Here's all the evidence that has surfaced about Marvel's Spider-Man 2.
When is the Marvel's Spider-Man 2 release date?
However, given the work that Insomniac has already put into retouching New York with Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Spider-Man Remastered, it's likely that the next Spider-Man game will be released far quicker than that.
Though the game has yet to be actually announced, it's certainly inevitable. Following fan assumptions that Peter might have perished between the first Spider-Man game and Miles Morales, Insomniac Creative Director Brian Horton cleared some things up via a PlayStation Blog post.
"Many of you fans have wondered if Peter Parker is OK. Don’t worry, we still have much of Peter’s story left to tell," said Horton.
This statement confirms that Peter's story is still very much in progress, inadvertently confirming that more Spider-narratives are on the way. Perhaps we can expect a 2022 release date, with the game being announced after Sony has exhausted its initial launch title selection.
Is there a trailer for Marvel's Spider-Man 2?
This game has yet to be announced, so there isn't a trailer available. Watch this space!
What consoles will Marvel's Spider-Man 2 be released on?
The sequel will almost certainly be released exclusively on the PS5, because of the short time left in the current console generation and how much of a hit it was for the PS4.
Sony even released a limited-edition Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle when the game was launched. It could do the same thing with the PS5 to boost sales and convince games to pick the new PlayStation.
Who are the new heroes in Marvel's Spider-Man 2?
Based on information from Spider-Man: Miles Morales, it appears that Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will have dual protagonists of Peter and Miles. Clearly, Miles has gotten a handle on his abilities, enough that he can easily lead his own narrative. Aside from Miles, Silver Sable could potentially return as a hero. Peter did mention in Spider-Man: Miles Morales that he spent time with her while in Europe.
It seems that Spider-Man 2 will feature dual narratives, one for Peter and another for Miles. These stories will likely overlap at some point and feature a few team-up missions.
One of the big additions in Spider-Man: Miles Morales were the two-person takedowns. We briefly saw these in use when Miles and Phin were working together to take down Roxxon. This takedown style will likely return in Marvel's Spider-Man 2, but between Peter and Miles.
Who are the villains in Marvel's Spider-Man 2?
Between the endings of Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, we have ample clues as to the villains in the next game. We can assume the villains will be Wilson Fisk, Green Goblin (Norman Osborn), Venom (Harry Osborn), and The Lizard (Curt Connors).
Wilson Fisk recently appeared as the coda to a lengthy side quest arc in Spider-Man: Miles Morales. In his appearance, Fisk and Miles came to verbal blows. The encounter concluded with Fisk promising "Harlem hasn't seen the last of me" and other Scooby-Doo villain esque statements. Assuming his promise can be trusted, Fisk could become a personal foe for Miles in the sequel.
The first game leaves Norman in a dark place, he’s resigned as mayor of New York, and he's growing increasingly desperate to find a cure for his son, Harry Osborn, who has a terminal illness. It becomes increasingly clear that Norman is spiraling into madness. The vast amounts of wealth and lab technology he has access to allow him to pursue more extreme measures to help his son.
When MJ sneaks into his lab, she also discovers a prototype mask, blueprints for a hovercraft, and three purple grenades. The signs are clear as day that Norman is developing the Green Goblin persona, his hoverboard, and his signature Pumpkin Bombs.
While Norman seems to be undergoing a villainous turn to the Green Goblin, Harry could be the sequel’s Venom. Fans were up in arms about the exclusion of Spidey’s alien suit as an alternate skin, but Insomniac Creative Director Bryan Intihar said they had good reason to leave it out.
“I think something like that suit deserves its day in the spotlight and I think just making it an unlockable suit wouldn’t be doing it justice,” he said in September 2018 interview. “I think it’s one of the best stories in Spider-Man. It’s a complex story that story needs to be told and it needs to be told in the way that Insomniac would tell it.”
Harry could be the best character to tell that story with seeing as his and Peter’s relationship is one of the most mysterious in the game and is only really addressed through various journal entries and Easter eggs.
The game leaves off with Harry in critical condition and his father places him inside of a stasis chamber with a black, web-like substance encasing his body. The black goo is extremely similar to the symbiote fans have seen in the Spider-Man comics and films that bring Venom to life.
To top this off, Sony re-introduced Venom into the cultural conversation with last year’s movie, featuring Tom Hardy as the classic Spidey villain. With a Venom movie sequel in the works, it makes sense to capitalize on that interest by making him a primary villain in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.
When we revisited the plot thread (plot web?) in Spider-Man: Miles Morales' post-credits scene, Curt Connors was present. His brief appearance almost definitely sets him up for a larger role in the sequel. From the blood sample found in the first game, it seems that Connors has already transformed into the Lizard once, he'll likely return to his supervillain persona in the next game.