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As we approach the game’s release, players are asking when is the Spider-Man 2 release date?
Now that we know exactly how good the web-crawler’s latest outing is thanks to the Spider-Man 2 review, now all that’s left is the game itself. But when can you get a hold of it and spin up the disk in your PlayStation 5? Here, we’ll cover the release date, story, gameplay, and more, giving you insight into everything we know about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Before we jump in, though, check out our Spider-Man 2 pre-order guide and the trailer showcased during the September 2023 State of Play so you know what to expect beforehand.
Spider-Man 2 release date
Spider-Man 2 is set to release on October 20, 2023 on PlayStation 5 consoles.
Spider-Man 2 platforms
As a PlayStation exclusive, Spider-Man 2 is set to release on the PS5 console only. It will not be available on PS4, unlike the last game. There is currently no word on whether the game will be coming to PC at any point in the future, though it is a possibility. Unfortunately for Xbox and Game Pass fans, as a PlayStation exclusive it won’t be coming to Microsoft’s consoles or platforms any time soon.
Spider-Man 2 trailers
The initial reveal trailer dropped at the PlayStation Showcase all the way back in 2021. It announced the game and gave us our first look into the plot, villains, and heroes making appearances. Sadly, there’s no sign of Black Cat flirting with Spider-Man in this one. But perhaps Venom’s appearance suggests that he’ll be the main romantic love interest of the story. We’ll leave that for you to decide.
Then, Sony released a 12-minute gameplay showcase that gave us our best look to date into the gameplay itself.
Most recently, we’ve seen a new story trailer drop for the game. This dropped on July 20 at Comic-Con 2023. It’s given us a bit more of an insight into the game’s narrative.
Spider-Man 2 story
The story picks up nine months after the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales. It’ll see both Peter Parker and Miles Morales team up to take on a host of antagonists, primarily Venom, the deadly symbiote, and Kraven the Hunter. The battle will span across the whole of New York as both Peter and Miles struggle to balance their day-to-day lives with their responsibilities of protecting the city.
We know that Harry Osborne is also appearing in the game thanks to the newest story trailer. As far as we can tell, he’s yet to be corrupted. This might happen during the course of the story. Alternatively, it could be ripe ground for a DLC to pick up on following the main game.
Spider-Man 2 villains
Venom is still a bit of a wildcard. We’ve seen him bond with Spider-Man during the trailers, as well as a few other unknown hosts. It also seems likely that he’ll still fulfill a villain role and that he’ll be meeting Kraven at some point in the story. Intriguingly, Insomniac has confirmed that Venom won’t be bonded to his most frequent human host from the comics and movies, Eddie Brock.
Kraven in particular features most prominently in the gameplay showcase. He’s traveled to New York in search of worthy opponents to test his might against. He and his goons are rampaging across the city to this end. Of course, there will probably be more than one beatdown between him and multiple Spider-Men. Though it’s speculation, it also seems plausible that he and Venom might come to blows – assuming they don’t instead fuse to create an even more serious threat.
We’ve also seen from the story trailer that Mr. Negative will be making a reappearance – and perhaps some other minor villains may make their return too.
Spider-Man 2 gameplay
While much of Spider-Man 2’s gameplay looks to follow the original, there are plenty of changes to keep things interesting.
The map for this game is set to be huge, with the area you’ll be able to explore rumoured to be almost twice the size of the first game.
Despite this huge distance, players shouldn’t have any trouble traversing it. You’ll be playing as both Peter and Miles, switching between the two characters to take down baddies across the city. Though there was some speculation running high for a while, we now know that despite the multiple protagonists, Spider-Man 2 is going to be a single-player experience, and unfortunately won’t have co-op.
Lastly, there are plenty of new moves coming. Most impressive are perhaps the symbiote moves that Peter showed off at the start of the gameplay showcase. It isn’t clear if Parker is going to be bonded with who we can safely assume to be Venom for the whole game, but regardless, the fluidity and power of the new combos will feel right on-brand for the game’s approach to high-speed combat.
Spider-Man 2 news
As we approach the release date, there’s plenty of news going around about the game. Here are our top recent stories for you to catch up on.
- Following the release of the story trailer, there’s been a lot of comedic backlash at Mr. Negative’s new look. Many fans are comparing the character’s appearance to John Wick or Jesus.
- The story trailer has got speculation running high. Some fans think there might be hints of Venom’s in-game identity hidden within it.
- The Spider-Man 2 soundtrack has dropped on Spotify. Suffice it to say it’s popular and building up plenty more hype for the release.
We’ll keep you updated with the latest as we approach launch.
That’s everything we know about the Spider-Man 2 release date, its story, gameplay, and more. We’ll no doubt get more glimpses at the game from Sony before release, so check back in with us to stay up to date with all the latest.
When does Spider-Man 2 come out?
Spider-Man 2 is set to come out during October of 2023.
Where is Spider-Man 2 set?
Spider-man 2 is set in New York, with the map set to include Manhattan, and be significantly larger than that of the first game.
Will Spider-Man 2 be on Xbox or Game Pass?
Unfortunately for Xbox and Game Pass fans, Spider-Man 2 is a PlayStation exclusive game, and will not be coming to Microsoft’s consoles.