Spider-Man PS4 Accidentally Spoils Surprise Villain Reveal
Spider-Man PS4 is looking to be the web-slinger’s most definitive and content-filled video game yet, with the promise of an open-world New York, a character-filled story, and some pretty crisp visuals. As the eventual launch date draws closer, Insomniac Games has kept much about the exclusive hidden away in hopes of keeping its surprises, well, a surprise. However, one villain’s appearance in the Marvel game has now become public knowledge following a leaked gameplay reveal. Spoilers follow.
In a now deleted video on Reddit, the massive crime lord known as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin was revealed to not only appear, but also engage with Spidey in an epic boss battle. The character’s turnout had only been previously hinted at through name drops and an upcoming prequel novel, leaving his presence as an enemy left up in the air. Confirmation of the villain is especially surprising as the game already features an ample amount of evil in the Sinister Six.
The leaked gameplay arrived following a showcase of Spider-Man PS4 at VK Fest in St. Petersburg, where the game’s latest build was previewed to those in attendance. The plan was seemingly to demo a similar experience to E3 2018, showing off an opening cutscene and playable portion of Spidey combat. However, due to a technical mix-up, some players were able to progress much further than Insomniac intended, unveiling content not yet meant for the public. The game’s setup was understandably closed down shortly after, but not before footage found its way to Reddit.
Пойти не так мог момент, что демка была бесконечная и могла что-то спойлернуть при должном усердии, но это не точно pic.twitter.com/qbK67S9E6L
— Пумбыч (@SolidPumba) July 29, 2018
It was not the full version of the game. But you are right in that it wasn’t the E3 demo either
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) July 30, 2018
It was not the demo intended for public consumption (ie the E3 build)
— James Stevenson (@JamesStevenson) July 30, 2018
While the showcase unfortunately spoiled a Kingpin reveal, the gameplay did offer a peek at the variety of boss battles we can expect in the full release. Kingpin’s powerhouse moveset already differs greatly from the electricity-fueled fight with Shocker previewed at E3, suggesting an equally diverse experience combating Spider-Man’s remaining rogues gallery. Of course, with so many surprises still left uncovered, we’ll only know the extent when Spider-Man releases for PlayStation 4 on September 7th.
What do you think? Are you glad to see the web-head’s crime-controlling foe enter Spider-Man PS4, or does Kingpin only make you yearn for a Daredevil game? 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 from the realm of Marvel, check out these next few news stories:
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