Game Informer’s Hands on With Spider-Man

With the announcement of Spider-Man’s release date, September 7th, a ton of new footage and information is sure to be released in the coming weeks. Game Informer got a hands on look at the new game and has given their opinion on the game.

Employees of Game Informer were permitted by Insomniac Games to test out the very beginning of the game. During the quick preview, Game Informer was able to experience the combat system and even go free-roaming around New York City via web slinging.

Physics appear to be an important factor in the Spider-Man game. During a GIF originating from the game play footage acquired by Game Informer, Spider-Man can be seen leaping from a building to the ground below and using his web to swing through the air, moments before impact.

Insomniac Games, the developers of the new Spider-Man game, are famous for their Sony mascots. First came Spyro, then Ratchet and Clank, now Spider-Man. This doesn’t mark Spider-Man’s first time on a Sony console. At the time of the Tobey Mcguire Spider-Man films, Sony teamed up with the movie team for some promotional synergy. Incase you were ever wondering why older PS3 game covers had the Spider-Man font on its case, now you know.

This also marks the very first time Insomniac Games has worked with an IP as big as Spider-Man. All of their previous contributions towards the video game community have involved one-hundred percent original characters and stories.

Coming off the release of their smash hit Ratchet & Clank, which marked the revival of the franchise, Insomniac Games are sure to move units and sell consoles when Spider-Man hits store in September of 2007.

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