Do you want to play Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man but don’t want to wait until 2018? And do you want to do it while wearing a virtual reality headset? And do you like Tom Holland? If you do, then you have a weird set of criteria but luckily Sony has you covered with Spider-Man: Homecoming – Virtual Reality Experience. The aptly named game will release for PSVR, Oculus Rift, and the HTC Vive for an unknown price tag on June 30, a week before the movie’s debut.
However, American film-goers will be able to play the title earlier than launch as select Cinemark theaters. And from the announcement trailer, it looks like they’ll be able to step into the iconic red and blue suit for some web-slinging action.
The ‘youngest’ Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland, hosts the Homecoming – VR Experience trailer with his usual charming nerdiness. Aside from confirming that this won’t be a Peter Parker simulation saving us from awkward teen sim, the actor seems to be narrating the beginning of the game. He even makes reference to a certain gift from a certain armored Avenger:
“Before you begin, a warning: The suit is not indestructible so do be careful out there. And please, please, please bring it back clean, okay?”
The gameplay that is shown focuses more on navigating the VR space and getting use to your arachnid powers. You’ll be shooting webbing from your wrists, grabbing barrels and tossing them around, and interacting with ‘area energy sources’. The Vulture, a newcomer for the film history of Spider-Man, also makes an appearance at the end, hinting at some boss battles and combat for the Homecoming – VR Experience.
The most interesting part of the trailer is when your technologically advanced suit tells you to put on your mask. There are shades of the beginning of the impressive Batman: Arkham VR there. Hopefully Sony can live up to the bar that Rocksteady set with their virtual reality superhero sim, but you can be the judge of that by watching the trailer below: