Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales gameplay footage revealed!
As part of today’s PlayStation 5 showcase, Sony and Insomniac Games have unveiled the first gameplay footage from the highly-anticipated Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the follow-up to the developer’s 2018 webslinging hit. The footage can be viewed in the player below!
Since its announcement earlier this summer, there’s been a lot of debate and discussion as to whether the game would be an extended piece of downloadable content or an actual standalone title and after previously confirming it in June, Insomniac Games’ creative director Bryan Intihar recently expanded that it is indeed its own game but is a shorter spin-off akin to Uncharted: Lost Legacy or Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. However, he still assured fans that “it has a lot of heart” with the game’s creative director Brian Horton promising “this is a full arc for Miles Morales that started in Spider-Man.”
“We really are completing this hero’s coming of age in our game. It is a complete story,” Horton explained. “When we started crafting it we realized that, with a little bit more of a compact storytelling style, we could tell a very emotionally impactful story that would fit really well as an experience that would take Spider-Man 1 and [Miles Morales] and do justice to this character.”
The Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli-created character originally appeared in Insomniac’s 2018 game as a playable character, though it wasn’t until the end of the primary story mode of the game in which Morales was bitten by a radioactive spider, therein setting up the long-rumored sequel.
Insomniac’s 2018 game was a surprise smash hit upon release, earning praise for its dynamic narrative and character development alongside its combat and web-swinging traversal mechanics, with only mild criticisms being directed at the open-world design of the game. It was compared favorably to Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham game series and has been frequently named one of the best superhero games ever made and became one of the fastest-selling games of the year and one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games of all time.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is set to hit shelves sometime in holiday 2020, seemingly tied to the release of the new Sony gaming system.