‘Spider-Man’ PS4 Details Revealed by Developers

By June 18, 2016

Earlier this week at E3, one of the biggest reveal trailers came at Sony’s press conference with the reveal teaser for Marvel and Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man for the PS4, which will offer fans a new Spider-Man game, unlike any other they’ve had before with improved graphics, swinging and parkour mechanics, fighting styles, and more. Suffice to say, the small announcement teaser left a major impact in the fan community following its release.

While the game still doesn’t have a release date for the time being as well, Brian Intihar of Insomniac Games and Marvel’s Bill Rosemann did sit down and talk to Sid Shuman of Sony Interactive Entertainment America about the new game, including some of the game’s story details, and how this version of Peter Parker/Spider-Man will differ from the one in the films right now.

The two did confirm that the game will be a standalone story in a separate world from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well, though it is inspired by all of Spidey’s iterations on every medium, including the previous films. As for how this version of Peter will be different from Tom Holland’s though, Intihar did reveal that this version of Peter will be much older and experienced than Holland’s:

“More experienced for sure. I think it’s from you know, the way he moves around the city, from you know, you saw that scene with him running through that coffee shop, parkouring. Our swinging is going to be more than just swinging through, you know, you saw that in shots of the city, we want to flesh out his complete traversal set, so definitely you’re going to see more of that. But just the way he fights, he’s going to be more of an experienced, you know someone who has been doing this for more than a couple of years, so we definitely want to make sure that the, his fighting style reflects that for sure.”

Rosemann added:

“You see in everything that he does he’s, you see that he’s learned, he’s experienced, he’s really mastering his skills, and you know, as Stan said, what Marvel does is put the human in the Superhuman, so like us, we learn from our experiences. Hopefully, we grow and learn from them and get better, and we just wanted to, we’re always thinking “what would Peter do?”

At one point, Intihar talked about what has inspired Insomniac about the game from the beginning as well, and even hinted at how the game’s story will bring together both of Peter’s Parker’s lives:

“I remember the first ever conversation I had with Bill, I just sat there and I took about 7 pages of notes within an hour, and one thing that he said right off the bat that I still to this day talk about, he goes “the best stories are when Peter’s world and Spider-Man’s world collide”, and we have taken that and just, throughout every day of this development, we have been like are we hitting that?”

As for that awesome new suit featured throughout the trailer? Rosemann teased:

“I know people have questions about it, and we will answer them. There are answers for everything, and again it all comes down to love of the character, and telling our own story, and there is thought put into every aspect of the game, and there is definite thought put into that awesome suit right there.”

You can watch the full interview for yourself below as well:

Spider-Man on PS4 does not currently have a release date.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable