Skip to main content

Insomniac’s Spider-Man swings onto the PS4 next year, new game footage revealed

Sony first revealed a Spider-Man game for the PlayStation 4 last year. This year, Sony’s E3 2017 press conference revealed a lengthy gameplay demo for Marvel Spider-Man, which will be released in 2018.

Shown at the end of the conference, the gameplay trailer showed off Spider-Man’s abilities including takedowns, spider sense, web swinging, and the all-important wisecracks. All the footage appears to be running in-game, in-engine, with seamless transitions between cutscenes and gameplay.

Based on the gameplay shown, Insomniac looks to have drawn inspiration from Rocksteady’s Arkham series. Spider-Man’s arsenal includes web traps, environmental takedowns, and stealth attacks. Movement through New York City also looks silky smooth. Spidey swings, wall runs, and vaults to ensure that he never stops moving.

Also notable in the demo was the use of quick-time events. They showed up more than once throughout the demo, suggesting portions of the game might be more scripted than others.

Other than Peter Parker as Spider-Man, other characters that were revealed include Wilson Fisk (Kingpin), a gang called the Demons, and their leader Mister Negative. Aiding Spider-Man is Captain Watanabe. Currently, Watanabe is known as Wraith in Marvel’s comic books. After the title screen, a short teaser also hints at the appearance of Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales.

Also shown off during the press conference were previously announced games such as Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Detroit: Become Human, Days Gone, and God of War. New announcements included a remastered Shadows of the ColossusMonster Hunter Worlds, and numerous games for PlayStation VR. For a full roundup of every announcement from Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, check out our complete rundown.

Marvel Spider-Man has a release window of 2018 for the PlayStation 4 systems. Pre-orders are already available.

For the latest information about E3 2017, check out our complete coverage all week long.

Editors' Recommendations

Garrett Hulfish
Garrett is the kind of guy who tells you about all the tech you haven't heard of yet. He also knows too much about other…
The best racing games for the PS4

The PlayStation brand of consoles has always had a strong tie to the racing genre. Each console has had a great mix of exclusive and third-party racing titles that looked and played fantastic on the hardware. The PlayStation 4 was the biggest success Sony had since the PS2, but at the same time, seemed to have far fewer pure racing games released on the system. All of Sony's marketing and promotion shifted during this generation to its big first-party exclusives like The Last of Us Part 2, God of War, and Ghost of Tsushima, with little to no love being shown to the racing fans.

Even though Sony itself wasn't pushing the genre, the PS4 has some of the best racing games ever developed, ready for you to set a new course record on. The number to choose from is a little overwhelming, but we've culled the pack down to only the fastest, brightest, and, most importantly, most fun racing games the system has to offer. Racing as a genre is broader than some people may think, so we've included a little bit of everything to help you find a game that matches your speed.

Read more
The best split-screen PS4 games
It Takes Two

There was a time when there was no other option for playing games with your friends besides plugging a second controller into your console and loading up a game with a split-screen mode. In modern times, thanks to video games taking advantage of the internet to allow for more players to come together, even across continents, split-screen play has slowly become phased out of most titles. Even PS4 games where multiplayer, co-op, or competitive is the primary focus are no longer guaranteed to let two players on the same console play together.

Whether it's due to technical limitations or trying to bring people into their online ecosystems to sell micro-transactions, split-screen gaming on the PlayStation 4 isn't always easy to do. But that doesn't mean every developer has given up on the old tradition of getting together with your friends for a glorious multiplayer session. In fact, there are some absolutely fantastic games that still allow you to team up or battle it out without going online. Here are the best split-screen PS4 games in 2021.

Read more
Back 4 Blood will launch on Xbox Game Pass, according to stream description
Shooting in Back 4 Blood.

We know Back 4 Blood will be shown during the Warner Bros. E3 2021 event, but according to a video description that went up early, it appears the game will launch on Xbox Game Pass on day one. The video has since been made private, but not before Redditors grabbed a screenshot of its description.

Back 4 Blood comes to us from Turtle Rock Studios, with developers who worked on the Left 4 Dead series. In fact, Back 4 Blood will serve as a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead and will fill that void since Valve has shown no signs of revitalizing the series. We've known that it would come to consoles and PC, but the Game Pass detail is new.

Read more