Spider-Man, Spider-Man does whatever a.. oh my god, what happened to your face? Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s story trailer is interesting, to say the least.
As a standalone trailer Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s story trailer is pretty excellent. We get a good look at Venom, confirming that, at least for the part of the game, Peter Parker’s Spider-Man is going to be its host.
It also shows that Harry Osborne, Peter’s former best friend, will be a significant character. He appeared at end of the previous game, suffering from an unspecified illness. The Venom symbiote is, it seems, responsible for curing him. Though we still don’t know who ends up beneath the goo when it and Peter part company.
What we do know is that Peter Parker’s facelifts are starting to weird us out. He was given a new face for the remastered PC/PS5 version of Spider-Man. Now he’s got a third face and we’re wondering what Aunt May would made have of it all.
Miles’ face has also changed, though given that he’s a teenager, and still growing, that’s less of an issue. But Mary Jane? She’s looking a little different too. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is a PlayStation 5-only game so it makes sense that developer Insomniac wants to make the most of the PS5’s power. These new faces are likely more expressive than the previous two iterations.
Maybe, by the time that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s comes out, we’ll have adjusted to Peter’s new face and his weirdly wide neck. Or maybe not, we’re still struggling with Chris Redfield’s new Resident Evil Village look.
Insomniac unveiled the trailer at this year’s San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). As noted on the PlayStation Blog, the developer also revealed that, outside of being Spider-Man, Peter Parker is struggling. He’s finding it hard to keep up payments on his Aunt May’s house and Mary Jane is at risk of losing his job.
Meanwhile, Miles is still unable to come to terms with the tragic loss of his father. Otto Octavius is, presumably, still in prison in the raft, potentially in a catatonic state. But it sounds very much as if the game will start on a low note.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 lands on PlayStation 5 this October 20th.