“Spider-Man PS4” Trailer Focuses on Plot

A new trailer has been released for Spider-Man PS4, and it seems to promise a very cinematic take on the franchise.

The trailer was released at Paris Games Week 2017 and focused largely on the game’s plot, unlike the previous trailers that have been released.

Lasting just over two minutes, the trailer begins with Peter Parker talking to Mary Jane after having recently put Wilson Fisk, aka the Kingpin, behind bars, and his hope that this will allow him to spend more time in his civilian identity. However, we soon get a medley of scenes that demonstrate how unlikely that is to happen, as we see Norman Osborn running for mayor, people shooting each other, Mary Jane investigating some sort of secret information and battles with Mister Negative (also known as Martin Li), who has been confirmed to be the main villain.

And of course, any Spidey trailer should end with a quip: “Whew! Anybody else need a breather?”

The trailer also confirms the involvement of the villain Shocker, as well as Miles Morales, a popular character who is the second Spider-Man. (He replaced the Peter Parker of the Ultimate Universe when he died, but now co-exists with the main Peter in the main Marvel Universe. Comics are confusing, aren’t they?) It is unclear if Miles will become a superhero in the game, however.

Spider-Man PS4 is being made as a joint venture of Marvel Games, which is licensing the property, and Sony Interactive Entertainment, which is publishing and funding the game. Insomniac Games is actually developing the story, however. This is the first in a series of Sony/Insomniac team-ups to develop Marvel Comics properties.

As its name suggests, the game will only be available on the PS4, as presumably will the others in the planned series. There is not yet a firm release date, though the trailer ends by saying that it will come out sometime in 2018.