brian-mcgee - June 12, 2018
It's been ten years since we got a really good Spider-Man video game—that being Shattered Dimensions—so the upcoming game PS4 game from Insomniac Games simply titled Spider-Man has an awful lot riding on its success.
Sony released the first gameplay trailer for the game, due out on September 7, and it looks—pardon the Spider-Man puns—Spectacular and Amazing. The open world format of the game will allow players to take their Spider-Manning all over a virtual recreation of New York City.
The game is also going to feature many of the webslinger's most iconic villains like Norman Osborn, Kingpin, Shocker, Vulture, Electro, Rhino, Scorpion, and Taskmaster, as well as being the first non-comic book medium to feature the relatively new Spidey villain Mister Negative.
The game will also mark Insomniac's first plunge into the world of licensed properties. Prior to this, the company has focused on its homegrown properties like Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank, and Sunset Overdrive, so this is a pretty big deal for them, and it looks like they handled it with aplomb.
Whether or not this game lives up to the hype, these seven minutes of gameplay footage show off a pretty incredible world to explore and play around in. September 7 can't get here fast enough.