Stunning New Spider-Man 2 Screenshots Now Out In The Open

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Story Highlights

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is the biggest treat left for this year as far as new, exclusive, rip-roaring releases are concerned.
  • It’s the sequel to the incredibly well-received Marvel’s Spider-Man that made landfall in 2018 for the PlayStation 4. Now, the latter’s available on PC and PlayStation 5 as well. 
  • As the action-adventure title nears its official release in October, new in-game screenshots have been revealed, detailing some of the prominent landmarks of New York. 
  • The game will be released on October 20, 2023, for the PlayStation 5 exclusively, with no PlayStation 4 version in the cards. 

The anticipation for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 this time around is seemingly through the roof. Being the sequel to the mega-popular Marvel’s Spider-Man — which launched for the PlayStation 4 back in 2018 –Sony has kept things current-gen only with the next iteration in the franchise. And if you’ve been waiting impatiently as much as us for the title, here are some of its new screenshots that Sony has pushed out in recent times (thanks The New York Times).

Miles Morales in Spider-Man 2
Miles Morales in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

The Spider-Men look all geared up to take down New York’s toughest baddies, not to mention that the sequel is going to feature some high-class juggernauts as well—Venom and Kraven the Hunter, not to mention a bevy of other supervillains as well whom we haven’t met yet, obviously. As per Peter Parker’s VA Yuri Lowenthal, “You’ve seen nothing yet. We’ve just scratched the surface.” 

Those are pretty strong words coming from the protagonist of the forthcoming masterpiece (yes, called it already). Anyhow, New York is looking better than ever in Spider-Man 2. The Times Square, one of the most monumental areas of the region, is lit up with life apparently, but will eventually be disrupted by a raging villain bursting through, although with our favorite web swinger following right behind. 

The Times Square in Marvel's Spider-Man 2's New York
The Times Square in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s New York

It bears noticing though that the Chrysler Building, another one of New York’s prized possessions, won’t be featured in the sequel. A copyright challenge dating back to 2020 led to this hassle for the first time at the onset of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales—a standalone expansion of the original Spider-Man. Evidently, the issue still hasn’t been resolved, thus the omission of the landmark from the upcoming title. 

Aside from the obvious appeal, there’s a lot to be excited about, looking at the things that are going to be at play in the game. First off, the combat speed will be adjustable, as noted by the title’s official listing on the PlayStore Store, and there have been rumors circulating the internet that hint at the possibility of Venom potentially being a playable character. Wonder how that’s going to be if true. 

Additionally, there’s no questioning how much hype Spider-Man 2 has amassed for its release in late October. When the gameplay footage of the forthcoming action-adventure title aired at the end of the PlayStation Showcase, multiple videos of the whole segment were uploaded to YouTube afterward. Those videos collectively raked in 20 million views, hinting at just how much folks are excited for the sequel. 

And for those who missed it, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be twice as big as its predecessor. Sitting down in an interview with Famitsu, Bryan Intihar, the Creative Director of the game, confirmed that we’re in for a massive treat with the sequel. Expect a map that’s about two times as big as the first Marvel’s Spider-Man. 

We’ve added Queens and Brooklyn this time, so roughly speaking, the map size is about two times larger than the previous titles. Since these two areas are somewhat smaller and residential, I think you’ll find them different from Manhattan. We’ve prepared some unexpected situations we haven’t done before, like a battle on the river between two of the cities, so I hope you’ll look forward to them.”

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