Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: everything we know so far

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 continues the story of Peter Parker, as he works with his new partner Miles Morales to clean up the city. From what we’ve seen, the web-swinging duo are set to come up against some seriously formidable foes.

There’s still a lot to learn about the highly-anticipated sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man including the full release date. For now, we know some of the villains, who is voicing them, and that the game will not be co-op after all. Once we know more, it’ll be easier to judge whether Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is likely to rank amongst the best PS5 games available on the platform.

Hopefully, we’ll hear more about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 sooner rather than later. For now, here’s everything we know about the sequel so far, including all of the latest news and trailers.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: cut to the chase

What is it? The sequel to the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-ManWhen can I play it? Fall 2023 (September 1 – November 30)What can I play it on? PS5Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: release date and platforms

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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is due to release in Fall 2023 exclusively for PS5, completely skipping PS4. This was confirmed via a Tweet by PlayStation (opens in a new tab). Rumors had suggested that we would be getting a release date imminently, so it was great to have it confirmed. For now, Fall 2023 is the closest we have to a final date. We’ll update if we hear more.

While not confirmed, it’s possible we could see Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 coming to PC at a later date. We’ve seen Sony bringing more and more of its first-party titles to PC recently, with Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales already on the platform. We wouldn’t expect Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 to be available on Steam at launch, but a PC release later down the line looks likely.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 trailers

Latest trailer

The latest trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was shown off during the PlayStation Showcase event that aired May 24, 2023. It starts off with Kraven hunting a man through the jungle. After that, it’s off to Manhattan, where we see a symbiote suit-wearing Peter taking out some of Kraven’s men. There’s plenty of gameplay, and some pretty neat character reveals. Check it out below:

More trailers

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was revealed with a trailer at the September 2021 PlayStation Showcase. The trailer is only around one-and-half minutes long, but it offers us a fair amount of details. For one, we see both Peter Parker and Miles Morales taking fighting goons, suggesting we may get to play as both Spider-Men this time around.

At the very end, we got a surprise appearance of the infamous Spider-Man villain Venom – an outer-world symbiote with a passion for violence – so we expect he’ll be one of the sequel’s main villains.  Unfortunately, there was no gameplay to analyze, but we briefly see a shot of Peter getting a power surge with his Iron Spider arms, suggesting suit powers may be making a return. 

We also hear an ominous voice talking over the trailer, suggesting Peter and Miles will have yet another villain to face off against. This was later confirmed to be Craven the Hunter. Check out the trailer below:

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 gameplay

Thankfully, we now have gameplay for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 to analyze. You can check it out up in the latest trailer section of this article. The headline feature here is that Peter Parker’s Spider-Man has access to the symbiote suit. This appears to add new combat abilities, including a huge slam attack that can take out multiple enemies at once.

In terms of traversal, we saw that both Miles and Peter have wing suits this time around. These are used to ride air currents in the trailer, and can be chained seamlessly with web-swinging. At certain points during the game, it looks as though you can actually switch between playing as Miles and Peter. It’s unclear at present whether this is tied to story beats, or whether things are more based on when the player wants to switch.

Generally, from what we’ve seen, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 looks to be an update on the gameplay featured in the last two games. New abilities and gear look to add new spins on existing combat and traversal systems, but it’s worth noting that we have only seen gameplay from a very linear mission so far.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 news

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 screenshot showing Peter Parker and Miles Morales standing side-by-side in their respective Spider-Man suits

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PlayStation Showcase showing includes huge gameplay demoAs you’ll be able to read elsewhere in this article, Spider-Man 2 received a huge gameplay demonstration during the PlayStation Showcase event that aired May 24, 2023. Switching between the two Spider-Man characters was confirmed, as was the symbiote suit.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will not include co-opInsomniac has finally responded to hopes that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be co-op when it launches. Apparently, it is not, with Insomniac saying “Nope! It is an epic single-player adventure!” in a reply on Twitter.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 could be coming in SeptemberVenom actor Tony Todd seems to have let the cat out of the bag in terms of Spider-Man 2’s release month (via Eurogamer). Responding to a fan’s comment on an Instagram post that they couldn’t wait for the game, Todd replied “Looks like September! Massive publicity coming in August. Commercials start dropping in August so I’m told. Hold on to your … and hold breath! Gonna be necessary.”

Clearly, this isn’t officially word from Insomniac, but for now it’s our best information on when we can expect to be playing the game.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 available to wishlist on UK PSN trailer for the film Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is scheduled for December 13th 12, 2022

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