There have been a vast array of Spider-Man games in the past, and the latest attempt from Insomniac Games looks like it could be a big hit.
From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like they’ll be leaning on the growing popularity Marvel films. Think a revived open-world within the Spider-Man canon, familiar (but fresh) villains, and a Peter Parker that’s more heroic than ever.
Here’s a look at the latest trailer:
We can confirm the presence of several of Spider-Man’s allies like Mary Jane Watson, Miles Morales, and police officer Yuri Watanabe. More on Mary Jane later, but we also know there are going to be a bevy of villains along for the ride as well. From the trailers and other media, we’ve caught glimpses of Norman Osborn (the Green Goblin), Electro, Vulture, Scorpion, Rhino, Mister Negative, Shocker, and the Kingpin. Throw in our favorite femme fatale, Silver Sable, and you’ve got a lineup of Marvel all-stars.
And in case you’re wondering, players will get to try on almost every suit Spider-Man has ever worn in the comics and big screen.
One of the most talked about aspects of the game play is the web-slinging, since previous games have had minimal success when incorporating into the game. But from the reviews so far, it sounds like Insomniac has figured out how to make it work this time. It has also been said that Spider-Man will be able to climb and scale buildings a lot like the characters in the Assassin’s Creed games.
Oh, and Spider-Man won’t be the only playable character.
Players will also being able to play as Mary Jane Watson, sleuthing as an investigative reporter. As Mary Jane, you’ll get to play through stealth levels as a character armed only with her wits and quick-thinking.