‘Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ goes on sale from Sony Nov. 12
Sony and Insomniac Games’ second installment in it’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man” franchise will focus on Miles Morales — a character most fans know from the 2018 Oscar-winning animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”
During Sony’s PlayStation 5 showcase, “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales” got an official holiday 2020 release date.
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Sony will release its next-generation console on Nov. 12 in the U.S. and said “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales” will be a PS5 launch title.
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PlayStation exclusive, just like the game’s predecessor, “Marvel’s Spider-Man.” The game will be playable on both the PS4 and upcoming PS5.
Players who buy the Ultimate Edition of the game will be given access to a remastered version of the original “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” which enhances the game’s graphics and some controls — and also drastically changed the face of Peter Parker.
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Miles Morales is back! The Afro-Latino Spider-Man returns to star in his own game.
“As we continued with the ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ universe, we knew that Miles’s origin story as a Spider-Man was something that needed its own game,” creative director Brian Horton said back in June. “Miles’s multicultural background reflects a more modern, diverse world and we wanted to give players a new story, with new set-pieces, fresh villains, and unique quests across Marvel’s New York City.”
While Miles was voiced by “Wu Tang: An American Saga” star Shameik Moore in “Into the Spiderverse,” we still don’t who will portray his character in the games. Horton said Insomniac Games and Marvel have long planned a game starring Miles, and first teased his involvement in the series at 2017’s E3 conference. “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is an important, heartfelt, emotional and essential experience to expanding the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe,” Horton said.
In the gameplay trailer revealed at PlayStation showcase, which you can watch below, Miles demonstrates his superhuman agility and threat-detecting Spider-sense as well as bio-electricity and invisibility powers.
Just in time for a holiday launch, the newest Spider-Man game will take players into a snowy Harlem in New York City, where Miles is now living. The game places Miles one year after the events of “Marvel’s Spider-Man.” Rio Morales, his mother, is running for local office. It looks like in this installment Miles Morales will be taking on evil energy magnate Roxxon and organized crime syndicate The Underground, led by the Tinkerer. The Tinkerer is a female supervillain with the ability to craft tools and weaponry from her hi-tech suit.
“Marvel’s New York is covered in snow, and just before Christmas break, a war between an energy corporation and a high-tech criminal army has broken out. Miles’s new home in Harlem is at the heart of the battle,” Horton said of the game’s storyline — but left the rest to players’ eager imaginations.
It’s unclear how large this game will be — “Marvel’s Spider-Man” set players back roughly 52 gigabytes on the PlayStation 4. It’s possible “Miles Morales” will be smaller, especially since developers confirmed the stand-alone game will be smaller in scope than its predecessor. Insomniac’s Brian Horton said Thursday players will “experience a full story arc with Miles,” but noted it will be smaller, and “one that’s more akin to a game like ‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’ in terms of overall scope.”
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The standard edition will cost gamers $50, while the “Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition” of the game, which comes with extra downloadable content and skins, is $70. This game’s predecessor, “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” now sells for roughly $40 — for the Game of the Year edition, which contains some additional downloadable content and side missions.
Check out the explosive gameplay trailer below:
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Lawrence Yee has been deputy editor at TheWrap since 2019. He was previously editor in chief at FANDOM and deputy editor at Variety. His areas of expertise include genre (sci-fi/fantasy), and unscripted/reality TV (Bravo, Netflix, Drag Race).
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