As game critics finally get their hands on the new Spider-Man game for PS4, Sony and Insomniac Games are giving gamers a new glimpse at how their web slinger moves and the villains that he'll be facing.
Perhaps the most exciting non-comics Spidey property on the horizon though is the new Playstation 4 exclusive video game, simply titled Spider-Man.
Players will take on the role of a samurai, exploring the open world regions during a Mongol invasion. It's reminiscent of the likes of the PS2's Spider-Man 2, one of the most beloved movie tie-in games ever, albeit much more technically accomplished and utilizing the full capabilities of the PS4. We're expecting good things from it.
The studio behind Max Payne, Alan Wake, and Quantum Break is now hard at work on Control, a third-person shooter with some excellently psychadelic visuals. The fighting mechanics look to be ripped directly from Batman: Arkham Knight, complete with the "Fear" mechanic appearing as Spider-Man's "Spider Sense" moments. Still, we knew enough about the game going in to sort of understand what was going on.
Sucker Punch creative director Nate Fox said: "In this game, we let you explore what it is to be a samurai inside of this enormous landscape of medieval Japan". Whoever they are, they've clearly got access to money and technology which narrows it down to several classic Spider-Man villains, some of which have already been subtly revealed in early trailers. We're betting either Green Goblin or Miles Morales. The artful trailer showed off a boarding school setting, and the girl you're trying to make contact with as a time-manipulating spirit.
Marvel and Insomniac Games have teamed up to create a brand-new and authentic Spider-Man story.
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