Insomniac says the new game will include “a new story, with new set-pieces, fresh villains, and unique quests across Marvel’s New York City.” Along the way, Miles will discover new powers that set him apart from Peter Parker’s Spider-man (and we’ve already seen both his venom strike and invisibility powers shown off in the reveal trailer).Per a new trailer recap video from Insomniac, Miles is being designed to feel distinct from Peter Parker in the first game. Aside from his differing powers, Miles’ combat and traversal animations will be brand new – perhaps most interestingly, Miles’ lower confidence in being a superhero will be reflected in how he web-swings, with hero animator James Ham pointing out that he flails around more while swinging.
Insomniac makes clear that this game is entirely about Miles Morales, who is “a critical part of our Spider-Man universe” – but the studio also hints that the original Spider-Man will return, saying, “we still have much of Peter’s story left to tell.” Horton also explains that the first game’s director, Brian Intihar “continues to imagine big things for the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe.” It’s certainly not a confirmation of a Peter Parker-centric Spider-Man 2, but it definitely feels like a hint at one.Horton also briefly discusses the PS5 tech being used to bring the new game to life, which will include “near-instant loading, ray-tracing, 3D audio and the DualSense controller.” Character models should look more realistic, and even the returning New York City has apparently been “updated” for its PS5 debut.
Horton doesn’t cover the size of the game, however. After some confusion, Insomniac confirmed that the game would be a standalone release, but reports have said that it will be a smaller game than the first, similar in scope to other “expandalones” like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
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