Spider-Man is an upcoming action-adventure game based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man, developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. It will be the first licensed game developed by Insomniac. The game will tell a new story about Spider-Man that is not tied to an existing comic book, video game, or film. It will cover both the Peter Parker and Spider-Man aspects of the character and will feature an older and more experienced Spider-Man. The game is scheduled to be released worldwide on September 7.
Peter Parker is 23 years old and interning at a laboratory while about to graduate from college. Peter has been Spider-Man for eight years and has settled into his role as protector of New York City.
Spider-Man is an action-adventure game set in an open world modern-day New York City and played from a third-person perspective. It features combat systems such as an aerial combat, spider sense and reflexes, finishing moves. Spider-Man can push attacks enemies to fall off from the top of buildings, though Spider-Man will not let them fall, webbing them to the side of the building. The player will be able to use Spider-Man’s abilities such as web slinging and wall-crawling as well other gameplay elements, one of which will be the ability to traverse using parkour, and the crafting and use of gadgets and alternative suits with special powers.
In addition to Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson, Miles Morales, Aunt May, Norman Osborn, Yuri Watanabe, and Black Cat will appear in the game. It also contains numerous cameos, references and mentions of other characters from the Marvel Universe, such as Daredevil and the Avengers. Villains originating in Spider-Man and other Marvel comics will also appear, including Mister Negative, Kingpin, Shocker, Electro, Rhino, Scorpion, Vulture and Taskmaster.