Sony Shows Off Spider-Man in Sprawling New Sandbox Gameplay

Some new open-world footage of Marvel's Spider-Man was shown off after Sony's E3 press conference featuring free-roaming combat.

on June 11, 2018 10:45 PM

Following Sony’s jaw-dropping E3 Press Conference, developer Insomniac Games ran through some open world gameplay of Marvel’s Spider-Man on their livestream.

This demo is currently playable at E3 2018 in Los Angeles, but if you’re not at the convention you can check out footage of the demo–courtesy of Centerstrain01–below.

The gameplay features our first look at gameplay outside of the cutscenes and quick-time events we’ve seen before. Swinging from buildings is, of course, only possible when the buildings are tall enough. Between those buildings lie side objectives such as a bomb-defusalĀ time trial and checkpoints where Parker can pick up other objectives.

Combat in the open spaces seems dynamic as bad guys seem to show up wherever Peter lands. We can even see Spider-Man make use of his environmentĀ as he rips off a police car door and uses it to slam into a goon.

During the conference fans also got the chance to see some of Spidey’s nemesis including Scorpion, Vulture, and more of the Sinister Six. You can check out that gameplay trailer here.

Marvel’s Spider-Man will launch on September 7 exclusively for the PS4.

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Noah Buttner is a staff writer at Dualshockers. He specializes in textual and visual analysis and is based in New York, where he is pursuing a degree in Journalism from Stony Brook University.