The next installment of Insomniac’s take on your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler has a release window. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be out in Fall 2023. As teased in earlier trailers, the game will involve both Spider-Men: Peter Parker and Miles Morales. The PlayStation Blog entry that let the Spider-Man 2 release window slip also highlighted upcoming PS5 titles like Forspoken, the DualSense Edge premium wireless controller, the PSVR 2 virtual reality suite, and Final Fantasy XVI.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was first revealed during the 2021 PlayStation Showcase livestream event. The sequel follows on from Marvel’s Spider-Man, which debuted an original take on the famed superhero, unconnected to existing comics or the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Its storyline followed Peter Parker as he struggled to balance his duties as New York City’s resident vigilante with his life as a research assistant to Otto Octavius. It also dealt with the power vacuum left by Spider-Man’s defeat of Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin, at the beginning of the game, and the rise of new villains like Mr. Negative, Dr. Octopus, and the Sinister Six.
Peter would then meet Miles Morales, a young high schooler also possessed of Spider-Powers, training him and equipping him to be a second Spider-Man. Miles would go on to lead Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. It debuted alongside the PS5. The game it eventually landed on PS4 as well. A PC version is on the way.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will involve both Peter and Miles, and features segments where they cooperate directly to take down enemies. The reveal trailer features new gadgetry, like mechanical spider-legs worn by Peter. The narration appears to come from famed Spider-Man villain Kraven the Hunter. The end of the trailer also shows Venom emerging from the shadows, wearing his trademark black Spider-Man-like costume design.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 launches on PS5 in Fall 2023.