Finally, we are blessed with more scenes from the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, continuing the wonderful universe created by Insomniac Games. And we simply haven’t had a glimpse of what’s to come. We had 12 30 minutes of scenes, new characters, and gameplay that made us want the game even more than we already wanted.
Because there is so much to see, we have gained a lot of new information and it’s time to discuss everything.
10 Craven the Hunter
Many people have already spotted hints of the character in the first announcement, but now he’s in all his glory. Not only does Kraven have the good looks of a comic book character, but he also shows why he’s a major threat to Spider-Man.
It’s hard to say whether Kraven will be an initial villain or a threat throughout the game, considering we already know Venom will show up. However, we see that he has thugs and even robotic animals to help him, who will likely be our common enemies, and controls locations similar to strongholds in the previous games.
9 symbiote suit
Since Venom is already a sure thing, what we wanted to see was Peter in the Symbiote Suit. The suit looks great, but it provides unique attacks and aggressive gameplay where the L1 controls move with the suit. Will Eddie Brock or any other host lose these abilities if they receive the Symbiote, though?
We see him punching people from a distance, rolling towards enemies, and even grabbing and knocking down multiple people in a single move. As you can guess from the HUD, Symbiote moves will have a cooldown.
8 switch between spiders
Spider-Man is now Spider-Men, and you can play as both during the game. A new trailer shows just how quickly you can turn things around. Peter now has the Symbiote as a unique ability that triggers at L1, but Miles has the Bio-electricity ability.
The spider swap happened during a mission through plot reasons. That said, there are missions where you can swap spiders. However, it looks like you could carry one or the other around the city when completing side objectives unless a side mission specifically calls for one of them.
Traversing New York was already amazing, but it just got better. In addition to what we already expected, we saw Miles use spider webs to propel himself through the air at slingshot-like speed. Nonetheless, we’ve seen both Spider-Mans use the wings of their suits in the comics and recent movies.
From what we’ve seen, you can go pretty far without losing altitude and traverse the map quickly. Switching between web sling and gliding seems like a fun way to get around.
6 stealth mechanics
Stealth, while fun, wasn’t the most powerful suit in Spider-Man’s arsenal. Miles’ solo adventures are slightly improved thanks to his camouflage. And the fact that you can finish strongpoints without having to fight takes this a few steps further.
Here we see Miles making web lines on every wall he targets and even web lines on other web lines. He also shows that he can perform perch takedowns with two enemies at once, so he doesn’t have to wait for them to be farther apart from each other.
The story we’re getting here is that Kraven isn’t hunting Spider-Man, but Dr. Curt Connors, aka The Lizard, while Peter seeks him out to save Harry from a bottle. You can’t get a good look at the Lizard, but in this version he’s big and unlike other versions of the character, he doesn’t seem to have any human traits in his appearance, as he moves pretty fast in appearance.
We also get an almost frightening vibe when Miles attacks Miles in the water as the lizard seeks out the skin he left behind and later escapes with Ganke’s help. Taking him down will be quite a challenge.
4 more new york city
The first two games only take place in Manhattan (great for game maps as borders are efficient at limiting areas), but this time we get a bit more New York City via web sling.
How much NYC we get is still a mystery, but the gameplay shown takes place in the city’s largest borough, Queens.
three chase sequence
These sequences are familiar because I’ve mastered a few in my previous games. But now we fight by the water. We chase Kraven while he chases Lizard on the East River.
It works similarly to previous car chases where you have to get close to the jet ski and eject the passengers. Then there’s also the aforementioned sequence where Miles ‘surfs’ away from the Lizard.
2 Peter’s actions
For those familiar with the suit, the Symbiote does more than give Peter a power boost. Throughout the gameplay, Peter never cracks a single of his signature jokes. Instead, he attacks and threatens ferociously, acting arrogantly and intimidatingly. Jameson definitely has something to say about this.
Miles notices this behavior, but does not understand why, leading him to believe that this is not too far out of the game. There’s also a pretty funny reaction to seeing Miles throw him aside to save the civilians and keep fighting.
One Character’s Easter Egg
We don’t know if these characters will make an appearance or if it’s just an easter egg. Still, when one of Kraven’s men suggests a new hunting ground, Kraven analyzes the map of New York for potential prey, and quite a few characters pop up.
Aside from Spider-Men and Lizard, we see Black Cat, Prowler, and Wraith. At least in the comics, as a vigilante like Tombstone, Doc-Ock, Electro, Kingpin, and Taskmaster, he’s actually Yuri Watanabe.
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