PS4 Spider-Man’s Improved Swinging Mechanic “Entirely Skill-Based”; No New Footage at SDCC

Insomniac Games gives more color on the updated swinging mechanics of Marvel's Spider-Man, but curbs hopes on new footage at San Diego Comic Con.

on July 18, 2017 5:37 PM

Following the newest reveal at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Insomniac Games is continuing to drop details on its upcoming open world action-adventure game Marvel’s Spider-Man on Twitter.

First of all, we get more color on the improvement in the swinging mechanics mentioned at D23. According to Insomniac it’s “noticeable,” and “entirely skill-based.”

Interestingly, we also learn that any similarity between the new white emblem and Venom’s suit is entirely coincidence. It’s explained in the story and it has “nothing to do with the Symbiote.” Speaking of suits, there will be alternate ones in the game, but Insomniac isn’t ready to discuss details about them.

Last, but not least, there will be a Marvel Games panel at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, July 20th (at 1 PM Pacific Time), but Insomniac already clarified that they won’t show any new footage of Spider-Man at the show.

As a bonus, we also get to see the full-resolution versions of the artwork that was showcased in the latest video, featuring Peter Parker’s apartment, an APC crashed into the New York Stock Exchange and the fight against Kingpin, which incidentally comes “very early in the game.” All three pieces are by Dennis Chan.

Interestingly, a few details can be gleaned in Peter’s room. Apparently, he’s short on money (his rent is past due) and he doesn’t have a job.

You can check out the artwork below, and if you want to see more of what the game looks like, you can check out a trailer from E3 2017, and a batch of screenshots released for the same show.

Marvel’s Spider-man is coming in 2018 exclusively for PS4.

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