Sony's Playstation 5 Showcase treated audiences to an exclusive look at gameplay for the hotly anticipated sequel to 2018's smash hit superhero game, Marvel's Spider-Man.
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales stars Peter Parker's radioactive partner in crime fighting, Miles Morales, from the phenomenally successful animated film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.
The game's events are set a year after the conclusion of the first game and, this time, Harlem is in danger. The gameplay sequence features an election rally for Miles' mother which is attacked by masked assailants. A new purple-suited villain made an appearance too. A war has broken out between a devious energy corporation, Roxxon, and a high-tech criminal army, the Underground, who attacked the rally. It seems like the conflict between these two will serve as a key narrative element for Miles' story.
The rest of the footage was your typical superhero fare, with everyone's favourite web-slinger appearing to save the day, but it really showed what the PS5 will be capable of. The snowy New York streets were incredibly evocative and the 'neon-noir' aesthetic shone through too. The gigantic Braithwaite Bridge set piece, on which most of the trailer's action took place, looked a cut above what the current generation can offer and it was here that the biggest leaps were apparent.
Gameplay looks similar to the previous outing but it's clear that Miles is capable of even more gravity-defying manoeuvres, as well as his signature ability to go invisible. He also looks to wield new, explosive bio-electric venom which makes short work of two of the Underground's henchmen.
The trailer revealed that Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales will arrive on both PS5 and PS4 at the PS5's launch on November 12th, costing $49.99.
Sony also announced an Ultimate Edition for Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which includes a remaster for the previous game, Marvel's Spider-Man, and all three installments of its City That Never Sleeps DLC. The remaster is set to take full advantage of the PS5's improved software, with near-instant loading, 3D audio and haptic feedback. This edition will be available for $69.99 on launch day. Needless to say, the Ultimate Edition will be exclusive to the PS5.