Marvel’s Spider-Manreminded gamers that Batman isn’t the only superhero that can carry a video game franchise. The next generation of PlayStation will launch with another testement to Spider-Man’s viability as Spider-Man: Miles Morales debuts with the console. But what is Spider-Man: Miles Morales? Is it a sequel? DLC? Spider-Man: Miles Morales doesn’t make it easy to parse where it stands with the previous Spider-Man PS4 game.
This follow-up to critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man will be Insomniac’s first major undertaking since being acquired by SIE back in February 2020. Currently, it is the PS5’s biggest launch title and is clearly meant to entice gamers who can’t wait to start web-swinging and parkouring through New York City with the next-gen graphics and vastly improved load times.
Here’s everything we know about the PS5 launch title.
Is there a trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales?
Yes! You can watch it below.
In the seven-minute gameplay demo, we get a closer look at the wintertime setting. It also confirms that Miles’ close friend Ganke Lee will make an appearance in-game. He remains Miles’ confidant, seeming to even know Miles’ secret identity.
If you’re a fan of the MCU, Ganke is the main inspiration for Peter Parker’s pal, Ned Leeds. There’s a Spider-Man character named Ned Leeds in the source material, but the MCU’s Ned apes aspects of Ganke moreso than Ned.
We also get a look at combat. It seems the HUD has shifted a bit, changing to be more specific to Miles. There’s now a gauge for camouflage, limiting how long Miles can turn invisible Continuing in that fashion, the music has changed from the orchestral tracks found in Marvel’s Spider-Man to hip-hop bops.
Is Spider-Man: Miles Morales a sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man?
Following the announcement of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, there was a lot of confusion about the actual scale and scope of the game. Is it a direct sequel or an expansion of Marvel’s Spider-Man?
All of this uncertainty stemmed from a statement by SIE Europe head Simon Rutter, who told the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph, “I guess you could call it an expansion and an enhancement to the previous game.”
Hours later, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier reported that Spider-Man: Miles Morales was actually a “brand-new, standalone game” and compared to the scope of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted: Lost Legacy.