SPIDER-MAN 2 Concept Art Offers A Leaked First Look At Planned DLC Villain The Beetle

SPIDER-MAN 2 Concept Art Offers A Leaked First Look At Planned DLC Villain The Beetle SPIDER-MAN 2 Concept Art Offers A Leaked First Look At Planned DLC Villain The Beetle

More concept art from Spider-Man 2 has found its way online today, and it offers a possible first look at The Beetle, the villain expected to take centre stage in the sequel's upcoming DLC. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Mar 30, 2024 05:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Spider-Man PS4
Source: GameFragger.com

Spider-Man 2 wasn't the perfect sequel, but it did leave gamers wanting more. Shortly after the Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales follow-up swung into stores, Insomniac Games was hacked and we learned of plans DLC, a Venom spin-off, Spider-Man 3, and even a now-scrapped multiplayer game titled The Great Web.

Spider-Man 2's New Game+ mode launched earlier this month and, in another blow to the developer, gamers managed to find a way to access a developmental menu while pausing the game. There, they unearthed data which seemingly confirmed plans for DLC dubbed "Beetle Villain Arc." 

The leak seemed to confirm that Janice Lincoln, Tombstone's daughter, will be Beetle in this corner of the Spider-Verse, and that lines up with last year's hack which mentioned both this character and DLC revolving around Carnage. 

Now, a first look at concept art for Spider-Man 2's Beetle has leaked online (via GameFragger.com) and, yes, that's definitely Janice. 

This won't necessarily be the final design seen in any upcoming content related to the game and, despite the aforementioned hacks, Insomniac has yet to comment on plans for the Spider-Man franchise's future. 

Pitting the Spider-Men against Beetle would be a blast, though, and any DLC will presumably focus mostly on Miles Morales following Peter Parker's decision to hang up the webs for now. Still, it's feasible this story arc has either been scrapped or is being saved for Spider-Man 3 (especially if Insomniac is focusing on Venom).

Rumour has it the original Beetle, Abner Jenkins, was also set to factor into this DLC and we'd bet on Peter having crossed paths with him in the past. 

Spider-Man 2 saw Spider-Man and Harry Osborn team up to save Tombstone when he was targeted by Kraven's hunters. With that, he and the web-slinger became unlikely allies, though we'd bet on him having something to say about his daughter becoming a supervillain! 

What do you think about this possible Beetle design? Let us know in the comments section below.

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FireandBlood - 3/30/2024, 6:10 AM
Why hold back content for DLC when you can hold back content for another, shorter, full price game?

They’re really doing Beetle to hold back the Carnage storyline for that Venom game 🙄
ProfessorWhy - 3/30/2024, 6:20 AM
@FireandBlood - yeah..... the second game isn't even good enough to warrant those shenanigans again
bkmeijer1 - 3/30/2024, 8:19 AM
@FireandBlood - I don't mind them doing a DLC with a smaller scale story. Beetle doesn't warrant a full game imo, not even a spin off. Venom vs Carnage does though imo
ProfessorWhy - 3/30/2024, 6:19 AM
I would love a Spider-man open world RPG/action that progresses you through Parker's life in a way that allows you to choose the course of matriculation rather than bouncing you around different rails. It would be amazing to just stumble across Vermin in the sewers , or swinging around the corner and get hit by a pumpkin bomb ambush.... all without musical cues or omniscient story setup
mountainman - 3/30/2024, 9:05 AM
@ProfessorWhy - It’s crazy how after all these years there are still so many open world games with such a linear experience. Some add in that randomness better than others, but these Spider-man games feel somewhat dated in their mission structure.

Would absolutely love an open world hero game where the villains can pop up anywhere.
DiegoMD - 3/30/2024, 7:16 AM
Seems to be a mix between Janice's Beetle design and Ultimate Beetle's design!
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Origame - 3/30/2024, 8:19 AM
@DiegoMD - looks like shocker is grabbing her a$$.
bkmeijer1 - 3/30/2024, 8:31 AM
@DiegoMD - is that first image from the Sinister Syndicate? Think that would be fun to see in a DLC. Could throw in Chameleon in there too.

Maybe Janice and Chameleon team up to form Sinister Six of their own, recruiting characters like Boomerang, Speed Demon, Screwball and Grizzly.
DiegoMD - 3/30/2024, 6:38 PM
@bkmeijer1 - it's from the Superior Foes of Spider-Man. If you haven't, read it cause it's great!
bkmeijer1 - 3/30/2024, 7:01 PM
@DiegoMD - With Beetle, Boomerang and Soeed Demon, it is pretty close to the Sinister Syndicate line-up. And since I like those low level Sinister Six-ish teams, I might just check this out as well.
MotherFuckerJon - 3/30/2024, 8:13 AM
Man my ps5 is collecting dust. I've only played a handful of games for it. Spiderman 2 being the most recent. There's already talk of another console, I'm pissed
bkmeijer1 - 3/30/2024, 8:20 AM
@Mother[frick]erJon - only talk I read about is the PS5 Pro. And seeing how the previous Pro version already released halfway through the generation, I don't think we'll see the next generation earlier than 2028
FireandBlood - 3/30/2024, 8:24 AM
@Mother[frick]erJon - I’ve deeped the problem; lack of another GTA. Without it, the industry hasn’t felt the need to be as innovative. Or should I say, they lack the guidance to do so. Every time a GTA drops, the industry takes a leap forward. But without it, there just isn’t the need to game like that, because these other developers just aren’t putting the necessary work in grabbing are continued attention. After GTA 6, watch the work other developers will put in to try and capture an iota of its success.
Urubrodi - 3/31/2024, 4:50 AM
@Mother[frick]erJon - Sorry man but it's collecting dust cause you want to. Plenty of games for it. I for one am deep into Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth right now, and there is also Granblue Fantasy Relink, Yakuza 8, Tekken 8, Dragon's Dogman 2, Rise of the Ronin, Stellar Blade coming up... Only talking about recent months here.
Urubrodi - 3/31/2024, 4:52 AM
@FireandBlood - Let me rephrase that not grabbing YOUR attention, plenty of great games out there that are not GTA. Sometimes I gotta remind myself that is a CBM website and that people are not necessarily that much into gaming.
Luis566 - 3/30/2024, 10:38 AM
What about Abe Jenkins are the original The Beetle. He can team up with Janice Lincoln. To take down 2 spidermans peter parker and miles morales. He should appear in insomniac marvel spider man 2 dlc.
KelvTwelve - 4/1/2024, 1:07 AM
@Luis566 - I highly doubt the Spider-Man 2 DLC will feature Peter as a playable character since Peter has retired his role as Spider-Man to focus on being a scientist full time. Tombstone got a lot of development in the last two games though, so I can see him having a very active role in this story.

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