Marvel's Spider-Man 2 creative director Bryan Intihar made a surprise appearance during today's Summer Game Fest showcase and dropped some all-new details about the highly anticipated game, including the eagerly awaited release date. Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will launch on October 20, 2023, exclusively for PlayStation 5.
In addition to the release date, Insomniac Games dropped a post on the PlayStation Blog with pre-order details. Pre-orders will go live on June 16, 2023, starting at 10:00 a.m. local time. There are three editions of the game available: the Standard Edition ($69.99), the Digital Deluxe Edition ($79.99), and the Collector's Edition ($229.99). Pre-ordering any of these versions will get you an early unlock Arachknight Suit for Peter with 3 additional color variants, an early unlock Shadow Spider Suit for Miles with 3 additional color variants, an early unlock Web Grabber gadget, and 3 skill points.
The Digital Deluxe Edition adds 10 unique suits (5 for Peter, 5 for Miles), additional Photo Mode frames and stickers, and 2 additional skill points. Each of the ten suits (pictured below) were designed by guest artists across comics, films, and PlayStation Studio: Kris Anka, Julia Blattman, Sweeney Boo, Anthony Francisco, Raf Grassetti, Jerad Maantz, Joel Mandish, Darren Quach, and Victoria Ying.
Lastly, the Collector’s Edition, which will be available on PlayStation Direct in select markets (United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Austria, Spain, Portugal), features a voucher for the Digital Deluxe Edition, as well as a Steelbook case, and a high-quality 19-inch statue depicting Spider-Men battling Venom.
Speaking of Venom, Intihar shared new artwork for the game's villain (pictured above), while also dropping a bit of a teaser for fans. When asked to reveal the identity of the game's Venom, Intihar wouldn't spoil anything but did at least concede that it is not Eddie Brock.
"Our goal was to tell an original story, something you haven't seen in the comics or movies yet. Obviously, we love Venom for a reason. All those things you love about the character are going to be there, but how the story plays out, who's Venom you'll have to play the game," Intihar teased.
Intihar also commented on Kraven, another of the game's villains. "Kraven's very different from any character we've done," he explained. "He's not powered by magic or tech, he's just the best hunter in the world, and he's coming to New York for his greatest hunt. And what's better than all of the Marvel characters that live inside the city -- Peter [Parker], Miles [Morales] and others. So he's on the hunt."
In Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, players will get to experience Marvel’s New York as both Peter Parker and Miles Morales. As you saw in the PlayStation Showcase last month – the main storyline of the game will have you take control of both Spider-Men at different points of the campaign. In the open world, you will be able to switch nearly instantly between them as you explore Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. Both Spider-Men have stories and missions in the world exclusive to each of them.
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 swings onto PlayStation 5 on October 20.