Insomniac And Marvel Share New Spider-Man PS4 Details

Spidey PS4
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One of the big surprises at this year's E3 was Insomniac's Spider-Man title, which will be coming exclusively to the Playstation 4.

Brian Intihar of Insomniac Games and Marvel's Bill Rosemann sat down with Sid Shuman of Sony Interactive Entertainment America to chat about the game, revealing a few intriguing facts about their take on Spidey.

Intihar at one point recalls an early conversation he had with Rosemann, saying: "I remember the first ever conversation I had with Bill, I just sat there and I took about 7 pages of notes within an hour, and one thing that he said right off the bat that I still to this day talk about, he goes "the best stories are when Peter's world and Spider-Man's world collide", and we have taken that and just, throughout every day of this development, we have been like are we hitting that?"

Peter Parker has often been envisioned as a younger character, but the team at Insomniac have decided to go a different direction, with a much more seasoned hero as the star of this game.

"More experienced for sure. I think it's from you know, the way he moves around the city, from you know, you saw that scene with him running through that coffee shop, parkouring. Our swinging is going to be more than just swinging through, you know, you saw that in shots of the city, we want to flesh out his complete traversal set, so definitely you're going to see more of that. But just the way he fights, he's going to be more of an experienced, you know someone who has been doing this for more than a couple of years, so we definitely want to make sure that the, his fighting style reflects that for sure."

Roseman added: "You see in everything that he does he's, you see that he's learned, he's experienced, he's really mastering his skills, and you know, as Stan said, what Marvel does is put the human in the Superhuman, so like us, we learn from our experiences. Hopefully, we grow and learn from them and get better, and we just wanted to, we're always thinking "what would Peter do?"

As eye-catching as the trailer was, one of the biggest takeaways from it was that new suit he's sporting. Roseman addressed that as well.


"I know people have questions about it, and we will answer them. There are answers for everything, and again it all comes down to love of the character, and telling our own story, and there is thought put into every aspect of the game, and there is definite thought put into that awesome suit right there."

No word on release date yet, but the sooner it gets here the better.