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Marvel's Spider-Man from Insomniac Games Getting a Tie-In Prequel Novel and Artbook

Leading up to the release of Marvel's Spider-Man in September, Insomniac Games' take on the character will get a prequel novel and an artbook.

As one of the most anticipated games heading to PS4 this fall, Marvel’s Spider-Man is set to deliver a dazzling spectacle around one of the most famous comic super heroes ever, and now more of the backstory around the game and its hero are set to be explore in the coming months.

In a report from Polygon, two tie-in books for Marvel’s Spider-Man were announced to coincide with the release of Insomniac Games’ anticipated new game coming this fall from publisher Titan Books. The first of these books is called Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover, which will serve as a prequel novel to the upcoming game and will release on August 21st, 2018.

Specifically, the book “features some of Spidey’s most famous friends and foes,” with characters cited such as the Shocker, Echo, the Blood Spider, J. Jonah Jameson, Mary Jane Watson, and many more. Hostile Takeover will be written  by author David Liss (Black Panther: The Man Without Fear), and will tie directly to the game by establishing some connections between Peter Parker and the previously-mentioned characters that will be continued and explored in the game.

The second of the two tie-in books will be Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Art of the Game by Paul Davies, which will collect numerous “never-before-seen images” from the game such as initial designs and concept art, along with final illustrations and artwork that led to the game. The artbook itself will release on September 11th, 2018, just a few days after the game arrives in stores. You can also check out the preliminary artwork from both tie-in books below from Titan Books (via Polygon).

Marvel’s Spider-Man will release exclusively for PS4 on September 7th, 2018. In the meantime, you can pre-order the game before it arrives later this fall via Amazon.


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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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