Rumor: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Will Feature “Unique Take” On Venom
As Insomniac Games’ web-slinging Spider-Man game has endured as one of the most definitive games for the PlayStation 4, all eyes are undoubtedly on what could be in store for the comic book title’s inevitable sequel. With the next console generation also on the horizon (barring a possible delay), there’s sure to be no shortage of speculation in the time before Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is eventually announced. That said, a new rumor has arrived suggesting the game may take the 2018 game in an exciting new direction. Potential spoilers follow.
As shown in a recent Reddit post, user UtopianThrowaway90 revealed a number of alleged details about Insomniac’s next Spider-Man game. Citing an unnamed contact, the game was said to be shooting for a Holiday 2021 release window, with a full reveal set to happen sometime in the summer. As for the setting, the Spider-Man sequel will take place in Queens and Brooklyn areas of New York, with “new gameplay mechanics to facilitate the low building traversal.”
The game’s story is hinted to involve the return of Norman Osborn, as the villain’s company Oscorp inadvertently creates “new villains” after attempts to “build a super soldier.” Alongside classic villains such as Mysterio and Carnage, the upcoming follow-up is said to also feature one of Spider-Man’s most popular baddies, Venom. However, the iconic beast won’t be the same Eddie Brock fans are used to (though he’s mentioned as featuring in a “major” role), as the game will instead put Harry Osborn in the black suit in an apparent “unique take on the character.”
However, this won’t be the only black-suited character in the game, as the post says that Miles Morales will be playable in various sections. It’s not clear how prominently he may feature, but a similar method to Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight is mentioned, suggesting players will switch between Peter Parker and Miles as the game’s campaign progresses. The source also hints that the Spider-Man sequel could let Miles free-roam the game’s map in a similar fashion to Peter, but Insomniac is “still unsure” about it at the moment.
Lastly, the rumor spilled several details about new gameplay that might be on the way for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Web-swinging was said to have been “overhauled” with a much wider array of animations as well as a so-called “web-chain” mechanic that allows players to “zip” across several webs in rapid succession. Web-slinging is also to come with three loosely-named varieties: “Realistic” for natural physics-based swinging, “Arcade” for a presumably more over-the-top presentation, and “Hybrid” to achieve a balance of both akin to the original Spider-Man PS4.
As none of this information has been officially corroborated, all of this rumor should be digested with a pinch of salt until Marvel, Sony, or Insomniac make an official announcement. That being said, much of these details do line up pretty well with where the first game left things and this potential follow-up could prove to be interesting if allowed to unfold. Harry Osborn is a particularly interesting choice to take up the Venom mantle and while it deviates wildly from the source material, the potential friend/foe dynamic with Peter/Spider-Man could be very compelling if done properly.
What do you think? Could all these new leaks be true, or should we wait for actual Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 details to be revealed in due time? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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