SPIDER-MAN 2 DLC Seemingly Revealed In Latest Patch; Will Revolve Around Tombstone's Daughter, The Beetle

SPIDER-MAN 2 DLC Seemingly Revealed In Latest Patch; Will Revolve Around Tombstone's Daughter, The Beetle SPIDER-MAN 2 DLC Seemingly Revealed In Latest Patch; Will Revolve Around Tombstone's Daughter, The Beetle

It looks like we are indeed getting DLC for Spider-Man 2, with the latest patch for the game seemingly confirming that it will revolve around Janice Lincoln, the supervillain known as The Beetle...

By JoshWilding - Mar 10, 2024 03:03 PM EST
Filed Under: Spider-Man PS4
Source: GameFragger.com

Spider-Man 2 was released to mostly glowing reviews last year, though many gamers were disappointed with the story's brevity. While players could take control of Venom for a battle with Kraven the Hunter, the character's role was smaller than expected and the final act deemed too similar to Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

Insomniac Games was later hit by an industry-shaking hack, with details about its Wolverine video game - and even tentative plans for Spider-Man 3 and a Venom spin-off - all finding their way online sooner than they'd have liked. 

The company has never commented on those but, following the release of Spider-Man 2's latest patch (which adds New Game+), clever gamers have uncovered a way to access a developmental menu while pausing the game. This has nothing to do with that hack, though, and instead, is a major blunder on Insomniac's part!

As we first explained on GameFragger.com, most of the data pertains to the sequel but there are also what looks to be details on upcoming DLC dubbed "Beetle Villain Arc." 

The leak confirms Janice Lincoln, Tombstone's daughter, is Beetle in this particular Spider-Verse and these details appear to tally up with last year's hack which mentioned both this character and DLC revolving around Carnage as well. 

We're hoping Insomniac plans to make an announcement about DLC and spin-off plans soon; pitting the Spider-Men against Beetle should be fun, though, and it will presumably focus mostly on Miles Morales following Peter Parker's decision to hang up the webs for now.

As always, keep checking back here for updates.

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Mercwitham0uth - 3/10/2024, 3:55 PM
I liked Spider-Man 2 but there were some glaring things that I didn't enjoy.
Origame - 3/10/2024, 4:06 PM
Considering this game is consulted by sweet baby, I'm not gonna get any dlc for this game. Not only am I against their practices, they're also objectively racist against white people. Oh, and they were bad mouthing Akira toriyama after he died.
marvel72 - 3/10/2024, 4:09 PM
@Origame - It's why I didn't buy the game,I'm not being preached to.
AvalonX - 3/10/2024, 4:30 PM
@Origame @marvel72 Totally. I knew there was something off with this game. All the narrative decisions make total sense now.
Origame - 3/10/2024, 4:44 PM
@marvel72 - I wish I knew about sweet baby before buying it.
marvel72 - 3/10/2024, 4:48 PM
@Origame - I just watched videos on YouTube before game was released and you can see how woke they went, I'm glad I didn't purchase it, the first game is enough for me.

They were probably involved with Star field and Suicide Squad as well.
Origame - 3/10/2024, 4:54 PM
@marvel72 - well they were definitely involved in suicide squad.

For starfield, as someone who played it I really don't see it. Nothing about it really talks about identity politics. It is diverse, yes, but in the way classic star trek is because moving to the stars meant countries and borders meant nothing. And the only evidence they worked on it was imdb.
marvel72 - 3/10/2024, 5:04 PM
@Origame - my bad Star field and Mortal Kombat 1 have been taken off the list.
Origame - 3/10/2024, 5:08 PM
@marvel72 - funny thing is I'm currently waiting for mortal kombat 1 to download because it was on sale. You just gave it the best advertising possible.
lazlodaytona - 3/10/2024, 5:25 PM
@marvel72 - people our age actually still play games.... like this?
marvel72 - 3/10/2024, 5:33 PM
@lazlodaytona - I still play video games, if I get a chance, I only got my PS5 last year.
Urubrodi - 3/10/2024, 6:18 PM
@Origame - Whether or not they consulted with them does not change the fact that the game is really good (imo).
Origame - 3/10/2024, 6:25 PM
@Urubrodi - maybe in gameplay (which has nothing to do with what sweet baby actually consult on). But when it comes to story it's pretty bad. And that's what they did.

Besides, there's the principle of the matter. Imagine if a consulting company wanted to make sure games no longer featured black leads, and devoted their company to that goal. That's sweet baby, but with white people.
Slotherin - 3/10/2024, 10:44 PM
@Origame - such a shame to hear because this news initially seemed pretty cool to me.
I appreciate the info.
Origame - 3/11/2024, 7:27 AM
@Slotherin - no problem. Sweet baby tells you the games they consult on, so if you want to avoid them you can check that out. Not to mention the sweet baby Inc detector.
Urubrodi - 3/11/2024, 8:32 AM
@Origame - I don't know a lot about Sweet Baby, only heard about it and that it has been messing with games by trying to incorporate some woke ideology into them (probably there is a lot more behind the scenes). I rather personally focus on the final project, and to me the game itself was really good. Gameplay (which is the most important part of a game) is really fun and the main story was nice. If I had to guess Sweet Baby might have gotten involved in some of the woke side missions, which were a bit forced, but not a deal breaker.
Origame - 3/11/2024, 10:07 AM
@Urubrodi - I can respect that. But under principle I can't support any project that's been worked on by them when I fundamentally disagree with their practices and their clear racist views.https://thatparkplace.com/sweet-baby-inc-ceo-makes-it-clear-she-wants-to-erase-white-male-lead-characters-while-employee-shows-disdain-for-white-people/
C3K - 3/10/2024, 4:25 PM
"...they're also objectively racist against white people."

Can you provide examples?
AvalonX - 3/10/2024, 4:29 PM
@C3K - Youtube sweet baby. The CEO is insane.
marvel72 - 3/10/2024, 4:53 PM
Funny that the Gaming sister site didn't cover the Sweet Baby story.
AvalonX - 3/10/2024, 4:58 PM
@marvel72 - No because their entire incel argument has fallen apart. All the real racists are getting caught.
marvel72 - 3/10/2024, 5:06 PM
@AvalonX - Exactly right my good man, I've had arguments with users on this site about Spider-Man 2 and I was told I was wrong.

Funny thing is I was right all along.
mountainman - 3/10/2024, 5:32 PM
@marvel72 - It doesn’t matter how much of this stuff comes out. These people will stay in denial.
marvel72 - 3/10/2024, 5:34 PM
@mountainman - Yeah I know,it's really sad.
bkmeijer1 - 3/10/2024, 5:50 PM
@marvel72 - just read up on it, and I guess there isn't much to cover (unless they wanna invite heated comments).

Do think it's a pretty interesting story though. They were thought to be anti-woke, they admit now, and now they get seen as an stf when their name shows up in credits.
marvel72 - 3/10/2024, 5:57 PM
@bkmeijer1 - Normies are now seeing them for what they are and it will hurt certain games that are associated with Sweet Baby.
bkmeijer1 - 3/10/2024, 6:09 PM
@marvel72 - I have looked into it and barely know what's going, so I don't think the normies will really bat an eye.

The fans will though, but I don't know about games being hurt that much. Only SSKTJL (as far as I gathered), and that was already kinda negatively received to begin with.
braunermegda - 3/10/2024, 6:47 PM
@marvel72 - I read the article about how the CEO wants to destroy all white males and didn't even bothered to answer the fat f*cks who posted on the comments here, because she's literally stating that it's a white male industry and the shock: it really is, but they pick her for saying it out loud what's been said countless times before. Seriously, there isn't a more toxic group than these self called needs, and most of them comments here everyday. It's so sad.
AvalonX - 3/10/2024, 9:22 PM
@braunermegda - lol what? What did you read like one line of what she said? Go see her comments about her giving advice how to force companies to do what they want. You must be insane.
Kurban - 3/10/2024, 5:04 PM
Can there be a DLC that removes Mary Jane?
Origame - 3/10/2024, 5:10 PM
@Kurban - not gonna happen. They even admitted they cut content to focus more on mj.
marvel72 - 3/10/2024, 5:10 PM
@Kurban - They made Mary Jane a playable character when asked gamers what was the worse thing about the first game they said Mary Jane level.

Kurban - 3/10/2024, 6:17 PM
@marvel72 @Origame - Yeah I know, because their director is a moron who really thought doubling down and “fixing” the MJ missions was the solution, rather than admitting that nobody wants to play a lamer TLOU clone interrupting their Spider-Man game
lazlodaytona - 3/10/2024, 5:29 PM
After the Superman reboot in 2025, I want a full-world, fly anywhere type of Supe's game to come out.
Say what u want about Superman Returns, but, for its time, the game that came out was pretty darn awesome. Not perfect, but pretty cool.
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