Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Announced, Trailer Revealed

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 from Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment was announced today during the PlayStation Showcase for the PS5 alongside the first-ever trailer of the new Marvel game. The former teased the game's development all the way back in January 2019, but never officially confirmed that a sequel was in the works. Today, that finally changed, and as you would expect, Spider-Man fans are excited, but not surprised, to see Peter Parker again. 

While the pair announced and revealed the game, they didn't stamp it with a release date, but they did provide a release window. As of right now, the game is aiming to release worldwide sometime in 2023. For now, it remains to be seen if the game is targeting a first half or second half window. Its predecessor was released in September, so it's safe to assume the sequel will drop during a similar window, which is to say, fall 2023/

At the moment of reveal, it's been three years and two days since the aforementioned pair released Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4. Since then, the game has been brought to PS5, and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales has been released on both the PS5 and the PS4. That said, while Miles Morales' adventure was related and a proper installment in the series, it wasn't the proper sequel to the 2018 game that paved the way for its existence. It also wasn't as well-received, nor did it reach the same commercial heights.

2018's Marvel's Spider-Man is notably the best-selling PS4 exclusive of all-time, beating out God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End in the process. In addition to achieving commercial success, the Marvel game also was a hit with critics, earning an 87 on Metacritic, many end-of-the-year awards, and a Game of the Year nominee at The Game Awards that year. In other words, a sequel was inevitable.

As for the sequel itself, salient details are currently scarce, but this is to be expected. Further, it shouldn't last very long. As Spider-Man fans will remember, in the build-up to 2018's Marvel Spider-Man, Sony and Marvel Games held nothing back marketing the game, and there's no reason to expect the marketing of its sequel will be any different.

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