Marvel’s Avengers’ Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers’ Spider-Man, does just enough to qualify as PlayStation-exclusive content but not much else.
Okay, it’s not as catchy as the original 1967 Spider-Man cartoon’s theme tune, but we stand by it’s accuracy. In case you missed all the fuss surrounding Marvel’s web-slinger, we’ll elaborate. Spider-Man is, more often than not, a key member of Marvel’s Avengers, (when it comes to the comics at least).
However, potentially due to the bizarre rights situation surrounding the character, Sony and Square Enix revealed that Spidey would be exclusive to the Sony PlayStation incarnations of the Marvel’s Avengers game.
What they didn’t confirm was when he’d be added to the Avengers’ virtual roster. Now, over a year later he’s finally hitting Marvel Avengers, this November 30th to be precise. He’s not the first superhero to join the game, post-release. Hawkeye and Black Panther, amongst others, were also added as free DLC.
But whereas those two got their own unique storylines and rendered cutscenes, poor Spidey’s been short-changed. As revealed by IGN, he’ll have the merest scrap of a storyline, told through audio-logs and illustrated cut-scenes, unlocked through the game’s multiplayer missions. True, PlayStation owners haven’t paid for this upcoming but given the length of time it’s been since his exclusivity was announced, we’d expect more.
IGN also have a hands-on video showing Spider-Man in action, which looks, well, as you’d expect Spider-Man to look when he’s punching bad guys in the face. But when you can swing around the city in Insomniac’s Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, is it really worth the effort of reinstalling? We’ll leave that up to you.