Marvels Spider-Man 2: Everything we know so far

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 game for PS5 is in development at Insomniac, the studio responsible for some of the best PS5 exclusives. Announced during the PlayStation Showcase in 2021, Spider-Man 2 is set to continue Peter Parker and Miles Morales’ misadventures in New York City. Given that 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man sold over 15 million copies on PS4 and PS5, there’s no doubt that its sequel is one of the most anticipated upcoming PS5 games

A Spider-Man PS5 release date is yet to be set, although Insomniac is hard at work on it. So much so that the studio has released story details, including the introduction of a fan favorite villain. While we hope to see more of Spider-Man 2 during E3 2022, there’s a good chance that it may not reappear for a few months yet. In the meantime, keep reading on for everything we know about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 so far. 

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 PS5 release date

Marvel's Spider-Man 2

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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has a tentative release window of 2023. That might seem like a long-ways away, but Insomniac has been hella busy since it put out the first game in 2018. Not only did the studio release Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales as a PS5 launch title (which released alongside a remaster of the original game), it’s also been hard at work on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – one of the best PS5 games around right now. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is thought to have been in production for about a year, so Insomniac is giving itself plenty of time to develop a worthy sequel in 2023. 

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 characters

Marvel's Spider-Man 2

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With Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Insomniac says that it wants to “deliver a compelling human story, one full of heart and humor that dives deep into the people behind the mask.” Across the two existing games, we’ve seen Peter (eight years into his career) and Miles (still green, but shown to be more than capable of picking up the mantle) demonstrate that they can protect New York when it needs it the most. What will be interesting to see is whether both heroes are able to share the same city or whether their ideological differences (and history with villains lurking in the shadows) will push them apart. 

Will Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 co-op be supported?

Marvel's Spider-Man 2

(Image credit: Insomniac Games)

The second Insomniac showed Peter Parker and Miles Morales fighting side-by-side in the reveal trailer, the call went out across the internet for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 co-op. It’s easy to understand why players would want that functionality – swinging around the city with a friend would be a hell of a lot of fun – but the studio has seemingly confirmed that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be a single-player only affair. In a reveal post on the PlayStation Blog, Ryan Schneider, Insomniac’s head of franchise strategy, used the following language: “We’re so thrilled to continue the journey of both Peter Parker and Miles Morales in their most epic single-player adventure yet”. Sorry, web-heads.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 game trailer

The Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 reveal trailer was shown as part of the PlayStation PS5 Showcase in September 2021. You can see it above, giving us our first look at Peter Parker and Miles Morales working alongside one-another to clear the streets of enemies before turning to face a villain that’s hiding in the shadows – revealed to be Venom, voiced by Candyman’s Tony Todd. The footage was captured on PS5, establishes a 2023 release window, and yes, it looks absolutely gorgeous! It’s well worth paying attention to the animations of both brawlers, you can see the difference in experience and agility reflected in the way Peter and Miles carry themselves. It’s that sort of attention to detail that we want to see carried into the final game. 

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 suits

Given how generous Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales were with additional content, it’s good to hear that Insomniac is indeed hard at work on new suits and abilities for the sequel. What they will be remains an open question at this early stage. Ryan Schneider, Insomniac’s head of franchise strategy, has teased that the “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.” 

Insomniac is also working on Marvel’s Wolverine, so follow the link to learn everything you need to know about the PS5 exclusive. 

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