Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Will Feature Peter Parker; Miles Will Be "His Own Spider-Man"
While Miles will be the central figure of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, it sounds like Peter Parker will assist on his journey.
Coming off the success of their hit 2018 superhero game, Insomniac Games is returning to the world of Spider-Man with the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Picking back up with Miles’ journey to become Spider-Man, the upcoming title will be one of the headlining games to arrive with the PS5’s launch later this year, with a few new details digging into what we can expect from Miles Morales this holiday season.
In a report from Entertainment Weekly, Insomniac Games shared a few new insights into the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, with the outlet looking at the making of both Miles Morales and Marvel’s Avengers. Specifically, a few details shed more light on the story and what we can expect from the PS5 title later this year. The report also featured a new screenshot from the game that shows Miles in action while giving us a closer look at its visuals and details (including an infamous puddle, now ray-traced), which you can check out below:
According to Insomniac Games’ creative directors Brian Intihar and Brian Horton, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be “a full arc for Miles Morales” that was started with the original 2018 PS4 game, where Miles was just starting to discover his abilities. Intihar added that the game “has a lot of heart” and that with Miles Morales, “we really are completing this hero’s coming of age in our game.”
The report also suggested that Peter Parker will play into the story to train Miles and “hone his Spidey skills,” but Intihar and Horton emphasized that Miles will be “his own Spider-Man” in Miles Morales. Specifically, Miles will depart from Peter in several ways through how he plays, including his animations, movements, and his unique abilities (such as turning invisible). Horton explained however that Miles’ story will also differ from Peter’s in some interesting ways, such as his origin story being “born out of family” compared to the tragedies that have defined Peter’s life.
In terms of the overall story for the game, Entertainment Weekly explained that Miles Morales will take place in the winter one year after the events of the original Marvel’s Spider-Man. Over the course of the game, players will take on the role of Miles as he defends his home of Harlem from “being torn apart by a war between an energy corporation and a criminal organization armed to the teeth with advanced tech.” The report also emphasized previously-known details that Miles Morales will not be a full-blown sequel to the 2018 title, but instead is “a shorter spin-off” on the scale of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will release for PS5 in holiday 2020.