A huge leak has revealed details about a mainline sequel to Marvel's Spider-Man, suggesting more playable characters and interesting story beats.
Marvel's Spider-Man was a wonder for PlayStation and Marvel fans alike. Zipping through skylines as everyone's favorite webhead was an absolute dream, and after its next-gen upgrade, even more so.
The game kicked off a whole Marvel gaming universe, introducing Marvel's Avengers and opening the door for heroes on the PS5 with spinoff Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The game was a winner with fans and blew them away with its amazing next-gen performance.
But, a new leak has surfaced suggesting some exciting new additions to a new Marvel's Spider-Man game. And it looks like we have confirmation of a full sequel to the original game.
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Leak Details
In a Spider-Man 2 leak published first on 4chan and then shared by a Reddit user, the sequel has had its first details revealed.
Marvel's Spider-Man 2's Progress
The next Marvel's Spider-Man game is currently well underway in the production stage.
Voice-over and motion capturing of actors hasn't been able to go ahead yet due to the current ongoing pandemic. Due to this, the team has started working on playable sections in-game first and foremost.
Some loose emails leaked, suggesting that the script for the game is complete. Work on the game began in January 2019, and entered full production in the second quarter of 2020.
Marvel's Spider-Man 2's Characters
It has been confirmed that this is a direct sequel to Marvel's Spider-Man, and that we'll be playing as Peter Parker once again. But, that's not the only playable character at our disposal.
Two other playable characters have been teased to join the game, each with their own codenames. One is referred to as Knight Spider, and the other is known as both Purple Bat and Shin Vigilante.
Knight Spider has been used to refer to Miles Morales in the comics before, but it seems a little odd to use a codename for him given his own spin-off game. Fans have assumed they'll get to play as Miles anyway, so it's an interesting choice.
Or, in a fake-out, could this codename actually be referring to Venom?
The Purple Bat/ Shin Vigilante character could easily be Wraith, the alter-ego of Yuri Watanabe. Yuri appeared in the first game, so it makes sense that she'd appear again.
She'd be incredibly fun to play, too. Wraith uses Mr. Fear's fear gas on opponents and wears a suit with tentacles for traversal and tangling opponents. Her introduction as a playable character would welcome some spice to Marvel's Spider-man 2's gameplay.
Marvel's Spider-Man 2's Gameplay
From this leak, it looks as though Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will be an effortlessly customizable experience.
The mission structure looks to allow the player to choose between Peter Parker and Miles Morales for each playable mission.
A document has stated that voice lines will be recorded for cutscenes to make the spider-changes more thematically sound. For example, if Parker is chosen for one mission and Morales is chosen for the next one, Miles will say "Peter told me to check this place out" or something similar.
It's also been indicated that Wraith (if she truly is who the codenames suggest) will be a smaller character, appearing in smaller side-missions. This would be similar to the Mary Jane/ Miles Morales sections in the first game.
This is a great added feature that helps to ensure your favorite webhead gets their time in the sun.
It's not as though the game's customization is lacking though; the Marvel games have an incredible lineup of costumes, Miles Morales especially.
And that's all we know about the PS5's new Spider-Man game! We can't wait to jump back in and swing around some more.
That is, if we can get our hands on the PS5 at all. Scalpers have been ruining the market for everyone, and have recently defended their poor reputation.
But, we could be in luck; a huge PS5 stock drop could be coming next week.