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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: gameplay and story expansion | JSUG

If there is one game that has received unanimous acclaim from critics and gamers alike, it’s Marvel’s Spider-Man followed by Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. I also tested first opus on its release. However, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has been announced for 2023. What should we expect?

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Story.

At the moment, we don’t have much information to put into our mouths, with the exception of an announcement trailer released in September 2021. We hear two characters talking there. First, a voice that does not find a host in the video, but also a deeper voice, in the third person plural. Fans of the saga already knew it was Venom even before they saw it on screen!

There are a lot of symbiotes! Spider-Man fandom

The Spider-Man saga has a long shared history with video games considering there have been 36 Spider-Man video games, 37 if you already count Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. And Venom is a very beloved character in this universe. In most titles, he plays the role of an enemy, such as in The Amazing Spider-Man of 1990 on Gameboy, where he appeared as the final boss. I still remember doing everything to unlock the Spider-Man Venom costume in the Spider-Man game on PS2.

But Venom is an anti-hero par excellence, sometimes an ally, sometimes an enemy, he’s also a playable character: in fighting games like Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, as well as in Beat’em All or action/adventure games. Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage from 1994 was the first game to play as the character Venom. Spider and Venom have joined forces against Carnage, one of the most charismatic symbiotes. 2005’s Ultimate Spider-man was one of the franchise’s games where Venom occupied a lot of space, given that it’s both an adversary and a playable character. In a word, a very popular character.

Marvel Spider-Man 2Ultimate Spider-Man was allowed to embody Venom.

But who will host Venom in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2? As we know, Venom is a symbiote and therefore can communicate with everyone. In recent movies, it’s Eddie Brock, but there’s a little bit of everything in the Marvel multiverse (like Venom-Deadpool). At this point, we have an important clue: in the final scene of the first opus, we see Norman Osborn watching his son Harry in a symbiote tank. Harry in Venom? We want to see! In any case, the character of Venom will create a much darker, even psychological tone, as in the third film of the Maguire trilogy. This dark side was especially confirmed by Bill Rosemann, VP of Creative at Marvel.

When it comes to characters, joining the Venom rank opens up an incredible field of possibilities. We could go up against Carnage, or one of the forty other symbiotes that the general public is less familiar with, or I should talk about symbiote types instead, as there are actually a lot of symbiote warriors and other Black Berserkers.

Gameplay changes?

The Marvel Spider-Man series has succeeded in making everything especially enjoyable, whether it’s combat or locomotion. However, the franchise is not immune to the effects of length, given that Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales has a significant amount of gameplay similar to the first installment (although Insomniac Games has everything the same), even managed to update the mechanics. with Miles’ bioelectric powers).

Marvel Spider-Man 2The final scene of Marvel Spider-Man.

So what about next? One thing is clear in the announcement trailer: Peter Parker and Miles Morales will both be in the game. Gameplay theories are now widespread. While the parallel stories with Miles and Peter could have greatly extended the life of the game, the presence of the two characters could also have allowed for a co-op mode to be established!

Marvel Spider-Man 2I played Spiderman on PS2 for hours!

Also, to update the gameplay, Venom is a character of choice, given that one could embody a symbiote-infected Peter and therefore pit him against Miles Morales, or play Venom himself in an “Ultimate Spider-Man” fashion. in 2005. Venom is usually portrayed as being much more massive and heavy than Spider-Man, which could drastically change the feel of players. Maybe we will have gameplay that is closer to the Prototype game?

What platform and release date is Marvel’s Spider-Man 2?

Like previous games, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be released by Sony on PS5 and hopefully PS4. Indeed, the game was introduced as part of the PS5 lineup. Given the concerns surrounding the acquisition of PS5, it would be very surprising if the game did not appear on PS4. As for the release date, as mentioned above, the trailer ends in 2023, the game should not be promoted much in the development process. Fingers crossed that he won’t be pushed back too far like this the case of many games at the moment.

Marvel Spider-Man 2Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 is one of my favorite games.

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