Spider-Man has a slightly new look in the forthcoming Spider-Man PS4 game. The look doesn’t deviate too much from the original classic wall-crawler costume. Hopefully, the new PS4 game won’t change too much of what fans expect from Spider-Man. Speculation about the upcoming game may soon become far less speculative. As clear details emerge, fans gain a better picture of what to expect. Insomniac Games sits in the development driver’s seat for the new game. Considering how awesome other games made by Insomniac Games turned out, this new web-slinger PS4 game should live up to all the hype.
What do we know about the game so far? Probably the most interesting feature about the game would be the age of Spider-Man. He’s not going to be a teenager in this one. Instead, players step into the shoes of an experienced 23-year-old version of Spider-Man/Peter Parker. That might be a nod to the comic books since the 20-something version of Spider-Man has always been more prominent in the books than the high school one.
Villain-wise, the game chose to utilize some lesser-known bad guys to factor into the narrative. That can be a good thing since they freshen up the proceedings a bit. Fans do, however, want to see familiar villains as well. No disappointments here. Classic bad guys do factor into the game.
Wilson “The Kingpin” Fisk still controls the organized crime syndicate in Marvel Comics’ New York City. In addition to causing troubles for Daredevil, Fisk makes life tough for Spider-Man as well. Black Cat, Task Master, and Shocker all make appearances as well. The Shocker was a forgotten villain of the past, but Spider-Man: Homecoming introduced him to mainstream audiences. The game developers chose to bring the B-level baddie onboard for a supporting role in this game.
Speaking of supporting roles, Miles Morales appears as a character. No one knows if Morales dons a costume to play hero in the game. Insomniac Games remains mum about what Morales actually does in the game. Hopefully, players can become Morales and step into his hero costume. Otherwise, what would be the point of placing the popular character in the game? Not maximizing the character to his fullest potential would disappoint immensely.
Spider-Man’s popularity has soared once again thanks to the success of Spider-Man: Homecoming and his appearances in Marvel Studios productions. All that popularity should translate into a hit game for the PS4.
PS4 and Xbox One gamers who don’t think there are enough old school games on the new platforms are about to be very happy. On Thursday morning it was announced that the Spiro Reignited Trilogy is officially coming to the consoles later this year. The announcement comes after rumors had been swirling for quite some time that remastered versions of the beloved game were on the way. The game is set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series’ official beginning on the original PlayStation.
As the title of the remastered title likely tipped you off, it will have three titles in one. Spyro the Dragon, Spyro: Year of the Dragon and Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage will all be given some souped-up graphics and gameplay in order to look and feel better on the better consoles. The developers have said that they want to rez-up the graphics from the original games, but want to make sure that the art style that came in those original PlayStation titles stays true to what we’ve seen in previous versions.
Because the new trilogy wants to make sure to capture a new generation of gamers, but still have plenty to offer to those who played the originals, there are going to be a few new additions as well. It appears there will be some Orb Challenges, mini-games and what the developers have only teased as “more.”
There is also going to be some work done on remapping the controls, as those would cause a few problems with the new controllers and camera angles on the PS4 and Xbox One today. As for now, the two announced consoles are indeed the PS4 and Xbox One. There hasn’t been a mention of the game eventually coming to the Switch, but it seems like a perfect fit. Spyro Reignited Trilogy will arrive on September 21, 2018.
This Holiday season the conversation may mostly be revolving around the surprising success of the Nintendo Switch, but don’t be fooled — there are still other consoles in town. The PS4 has been quietly churning out extremely good sales figures over the past financial quarter with reports stating that the company shipped nearly 67.4 million units over the fiscal year. In the past quarter alone Sony has sold nearly 4.2 million units, up by nearly 300,000 sales from the prior year during the same time period.
For many fans, the PlayStation 4 is just now getting into its groove in terms of quality games that are available in the library. While the past two years saw large releases with ‘Uncharted 4’ and ‘Bloodborne’ fans have always wanted more. In 2017 alone the PS4 has had home-runs with a slew of amazing titles including ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’, ‘Persona 5’ and more. If fans are excited about what Sony is doing in 2017 then we can only imagine what they’ll be looking at in 2018 when big-budget tentpoles like ‘God of War’ and ‘The Last of Us 2’ hit the shelves.
Ultimately the reason that fans keep lining up for the PlayStation 4 is simple: Sony has mastered the art of offering a diverse library of titles. While Nintendo has, for a long time, been beholden to family-oriented titles Sony has continued to push the limits on what they offer. Sony’s ability to blend playable games with more difficult, adult-oriented experiences has been a continual boon for the company. For an analysis on just how well Sony is selling their newer titles you can pay close attention to this year’s Black Friday figures. In any event, Sony looks well-positioned to continue their ride as one of the top gaming consoles int he world.