SPIDER-MAN 2 Isn't Going To Introduce Spider-Gwen But It Will Still Take Players Into The Spider-Verse

SPIDER-MAN 2 Isn't Going To Introduce Spider-Gwen But It Will Still Take Players Into The Spider-Verse SPIDER-MAN 2 Isn't Going To Introduce Spider-Gwen But It Will Still Take Players Into The Spider-Verse

It's been confirmed that Insomniac's Spider-Man 2 won't introduce a video game version of Gwen Stacy, but that character - and other Multiversal wall-crawlers - will still be referenced. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Sep 18, 2023 11:09 AM EST
Filed Under: Spider-Man PS4
Source: GameFragger.com

Spider-Man 2 has the potential to be the best superhero video game yet, and with a little over a month to go before it arrives in store, we couldn't be any more excited to get hands-on with the sequel. 

Some outlets were recently able to do just that, and TheGamer (via GameFragger.com) has revealed a new type of collectable we'll encounter while exploring Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. In place of backpacks, it's said gamers will be tasked with tracking down Spider-Bots. 

Apparently, there's a scene in the game where Ganke tells Miles that the signal emanating from the bots is coming from "millions of miles away," with Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Man 2099, Peni Parker, and Spider-Gwen among the characters these robots reference. 

This is obviously a nod to the wider Spider-Verse, no great shock seeing as Insomniac's Peter Parker has encountered his web-slinging Variants both in comic books and this past June's Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (which saw Yuri Lowenthal briefly reprise his role).

Needless to say, this has led to speculation about a big cameo but it doesn't sound like Gwen Stacy will be making her presence felt in the franchise. At least not yet. 

Spider-Man 2's narrative director, Jan Paquette, talked to the site and said, "You know what, we entertain [the idea of] all the characters all the time. All of us at the studio are fans of Marvel."

"And so, one of the great things about Insomniac is that we love to get ideas from everybody on the team, so we're always getting ideas. But we also need to stay focused on what is the story that we're trying to tell and Gwen isn't part of the story that we're trying to tell unfortunately. But, who knows?"

We're expecting Green Goblin to be Spider-Man 3's big bad, so it would make sense for Gwen to appear there. However, rather than being Norman Osborn's victim, the franchise could give her powers and launch yet another spin-off, this time revolving around Ghost Spider. Time will tell whether that happens. 

"Spider-Men Peter Parker and Miles Morales face the ultimate test of strength inside and outside the mask as they fight to save the city, each other, and the ones they love," reads the game's synopsis, "from the monstrous Venom and the dangerous new symbiote threat."

"Explore an expansive Marvel's New York with faster web-swinging and the all-new Web Wings, quickly switching between Peter and Miles to experience different stories, epic new abilities and high-tech gear."

"Wield Peter's symbiote abilities and Miles' explosive bio-electric powers in battle against new and iconic Marvel Super Villains," it continues, "including an original take on a symbiote-infused Venom, the ruthless Kraven the Hunter, the volatile Lizard, and more from the Marvel Rogues' Gallery."

Spider-Man 2 swings into stores on October 20.

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Comicmoviejunki - 9/18/2023, 11:01 AM
Save her for 3rd game
SheepishOne - 9/18/2023, 11:07 AM
I'd save Spider-Verse for its own game. Maybe a spinoff after Spider-Man 3. There's still lots of interesting stories that can be told in-universe.
Spawnnn - 9/18/2023, 11:09 AM
@SheepishOne - There is no need for the whole multiverse shit anyway.
SheepishOne - 9/18/2023, 12:52 PM
@Spawnnn - I mostly agree, but a Spider-Verse hopping game could be fun.

But I'd rather it not be tied into the mainline games. Just a spinoff or a standalone.
ObserverIO - 9/18/2023, 2:52 PM
@SheepishOne - Or a DLC.
Spawnnn - 9/18/2023, 11:11 AM
The first game has it all. Gameplay, visuals, story, heart, humor, fun and drama. Best Spidey content since Raimi.
hazapez - 9/18/2023, 11:14 AM
@Spawnnn - better than into the spider-verse ??? better than no way home ???
kg8817 - 9/18/2023, 11:22 AM
@hazapez - I’m not the OP but I will say yes, I agree with them.
SheepishOne - 9/18/2023, 12:55 PM
@hazapez - Way better than both. It's my personal definitive Spider-Man. Spectacular Spider-Man being second.

Spider-Verse and No Way Home are good and fun, but they're too convoluted for my taste. Give me a simple one-universe Spider-Man story over any of the multiverse stuff.
Waifuslayer - 9/18/2023, 4:40 PM
@hazapez - yes

Th3Batman - 9/18/2023, 11:12 AM
I can definitely see her showing up somehow in the 3rd game and getting her own spin-off after that. She's too popular of a character not to. Once this trilogy and its spin-offs are wrapped up, I hope we can get a full Spider-man 2099 game in a futuristic setting. We're not getting a Batman Beyond game, so we might as well get 2099 instead.
kg8817 - 9/18/2023, 11:24 AM
Gwen as Ghost Spider does not work in the same universe as Peter as Spidey. She has to be an alternate version only.

Gwen has to be a lesson for Peter, and Ghost Spider Gwen absolutely needs that tragedy of Peter for her backstory. They don’t work. Yes they made Miles work with Peter still alive, but that is not at all the same thing.
mountainman - 9/18/2023, 11:35 AM
Just saw Across the Spiderverse yesterday. It was good, but I feel like I just don’t care about multiverses and endless variants of a character.

Also, maybe I’m too old school on this, but Gwen was always supposed to be one of those permanently dead characters. It’s just weird to me that she’s now such a prominent character.

I’d rather the Spider-man game series stay far away from Spider-verse stuff. Multiverse has infected everything these days and it would be nice to have something just exist on its own for once.
marvel72 - 9/18/2023, 11:50 AM
Have Miles and Spider-Gwen as DLC they aren't as popular as Spider-Man(Peter Parker).
DTor91 - 9/18/2023, 12:41 PM
@marvel72 - Miles is a main playable character, and both Miles and Gwen are some of Marvel’s most popular characters today. Especially with newer generations.

Facts are facts.
FireandBlood - 9/18/2023, 1:34 PM
@marvel72 - You’re out of touch with the times, old man
marvel72 - 9/18/2023, 7:39 PM
@PlusUltra - Really, I wonder who's comic book sells more Miles Morales Spider-Man or Amazing Spider-Man.

Spider-Gwen cool idea but not as popular as Spider-Man.

MadThanos - 9/18/2023, 12:45 PM

The media starts pulling out lies just to see if someone inside the developer buys this idea. N
ShimmyShimmyYA - 9/18/2023, 1:15 PM
I’m so tired of the multiverse
ModHaterSLADE - 9/18/2023, 1:25 PM
Hope they keep the multiverse crap out of this one.
ObserverIO - 9/18/2023, 2:54 PM
If they explore the multiverse I hope they reference previous video game versions. Yuri Lowenthal was in a few.
Ha1frican - 9/18/2023, 5:35 PM
I hope they do a spinoff for Gwen the way they did for Miles. They wouldn’t even really need to go the variant route she could just be this universe Gwen like they did with Miles
OrgasmicPotatoe - 9/18/2023, 7:13 PM
I wouldn't mind a Spider-Gwen game, but I'd rather it not be tied to the other games. Have it be in its own universe. Gwen needs Peter's death to affect her story, but I don't want to sacrifice the Peter games just for Gwen.

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