The embargo for impressions and reviews of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be lifted on October 16. This is almost four days before the official launch. It seems that influencers and press were given access to the review code of the game, providing them with sufficient time to form an opinion. Geoff Keighley first shared this confirmation on his Twitter account.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 aims to deliver a robust narrative experience, placing players in the dual roles of Peter Parker and Miles Morales. The characters find themselves in complex emotional landscapes, even as they combat new and iconic Marvel villains such as Venom, Kraven the Hunter, and the Lizard. The game features an expansive New York setting and focuses on the unique abilities of Peter and Miles, offering different storylines and gameplay styles for each character.
The gameplay mechanics build on the systems established by Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (2020). The sequel introduces new web-based gadgets and suits unlockable through story progression. Particularly noteworthy is Peter Parker’s symbiote suit, which promises to offer unique abilities distinct from his previous iterations.
The game also promises a rich sensory experience through features like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, aimed at making players feel the “true power of Spider-Man” in their hands. The Tempest 3D AudioTech further seeks to provide an immersive auditory experience.
Customers who pre-order the game on the PlayStation Store will receive early unlocks for special suits for both Peter and Miles, along with the Web Grabber gadget and additional skill points.
The game was officially announced in September 2021, but discussions for a sequel began much earlier during the development of the first title. The team from Insomniac Games reprising their roles includes Creative Director Bryan Intihar, Game Director Ryan Smith, Narrative Lead Jon Paquette, and Art Director Jacinda Chew. Voice actors Yuri Lowenthal, Nadji Jeter, and Laura Bailey return, joined by Jim Pirri and Tony Todd as the voices for Kraven and Venom, respectively.
Developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, the game is set to release on October 20, 2023, exclusively for the PlayStation 5.