Earlier this morning at the PlayStation Showcase, Insomniac Games revealed that they’re working on not just one, but two Marvel games.
In a truly unexpected turn, Insomniac has shown off a first look at Spider-Man 2. Currently planned to release on PS5 in 2023. While it was no shock that Insomniac would go on to do a Spider-Man 2, after releasing Miles Morales less than a year ago, and also showing off that they’re also planning a Wolverine game I really didn’t think we’d get any kind of reveal for Spidey 2 just yet. It appears Peter and Miles will be working a lot closer together this time around, showing off some dual combo combat before giving us the reveal we’ve all been waiting for. Venom is coming!
Ryan Schneider, Head of Franchise Strategy & Studio Relations, Insomniac Games said on the PlayStation Blog.
Much of the development team that brought you Marvel’s Spider-Man is returning to produce Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, including Bryan Intihar (creative director) and Ryan Smith (game director). Today’s game footage trailer is merely just a glimpse at what’s in store in terms of the new abilities our heroes will acquire, suits they will wear (more on that some other time), and the villains that will try to hunt them down. And speaking of villains, did you catch that final line at the end of the trailer? We’re so happy to announce that Tony Todd (of Candyman fame) will be voicing the symbiote-fueled Venom in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. We’re also delighted to welcome back Yuri Lowenthal and Nadji Jeter, who will reprise their roles as Peter and Miles respectively. We’ve been fortunate to work with so many incredibly talented actors in our Spider-Man games, and Tony has been such a wonderful addition to the cast.
Insomniac also showed off a teaser trailer for Wolverine, a game seemingly based on one of the most popular X-Men of all time. It appears to be an early concept trailer, so I’ll be shocked if the game is coming out before 2023, but some hints dropped in the post show indicate that it’s planned to be quite an emotionally driven experience. No date or gameplay was shown, but you can check out the first look below.
Marvel’s Wolverine is a standalone game being directed by Brian Horton (creative director) and Cameron Christian (game director), who recently led the creative efforts on Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a game we’re extremely proud of at Insomniac. In the vein of our Spider-Man games, our goal here is to not only respect the DNA of what makes the character so popular, but also look for opportunities to make it feel fresh and truly reflect the Insomniac spirit. Even though Marvel’s Wolverine is very early in development, from what I’ve seen of its emotional narrative and cutting-edge gameplay (see what I did there?), the team is already creating something truly special.
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