The semi-recent acquisition of Marvel by Disney has been welcomed more or less positively by the fans of the prolific comic book publisher, but one nice effect is that we got new footage about the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man at D23 Expo.
During the “Level Up! The Walt Disney Company’s Video Game Showcase” panel hosted in Anaheim, Insomniac Games and Marvel revealed a brand new trailer of the upcoming Spidey-centric game.
The footage showcases a behind-the-scenes look at the game, with some gameplay and some interesting details directly from the developers, alongside some really lovely artwork. Interestingly, the art shows Peter’s room and the fight against Kingpin close to the beginning of the game.
We also hear that the main influence for the game appears to be Ultimate Spider-Man, and the swinging mechanic has already been improved since E3, making it easier for Peter to gain speed.
Marvel’s Spider-Man still does not have a release date or even an official window besides a generic “2018,” but it will launch exclusively for PS4. Sony Interactive Entertainment President Shawn Layden also seemed to imply that the game will launch in the first half of the year, but there is no further official confirmation of this.
Over the past few weeks, we also learned that in the game’s world Peter Parker has already been Spider-Man for eight years, and Miles Morales will serve as a catalyst to show a new side of the beloved swinging hero. On top of that, a video was recently released introducing several senior members of the staff working on the title.