Insomniac Games has confirmed that Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is releasing in Fall 2023 exclusively on PlayStation 5, according to a recent PlayStation blog post highlighting Sony's 2023 releases.
Jamie Mayer, one of Insomniac's writers gave us a sneak preview of this release window a few days ago, saying she is currently working on the upcoming title set for release in Fall 2023 in addition to Insomniac's next big Marvel hit Wolverine. It seems that this date was unintentionally revealed as she changed it to just 2023 shortly after, but now we have an official confirmation that the release information is indeed true. The blog post also details other games that Sony has high expectations for, such as Forspoken, Hogwarts Legacy, Destiny 2: Light Fall, Resident Evil 4 and Final Fantasy XVI.
Insomniac has reassured fans earlier that a delay is not on the cards, and that they are making good progress towards the planned 2023 release date. Notably, Scott Porter who plays the role of Harry Osborn won't be reprising his role in the sequel, as the studio spoke about needing a more "Photo Real" actor just like how they did with Peter Parker in the PS5 version of the first Spider-Man Game. A PlayStation store page for the game has also quietly surfaced on the UK store.
We don't have many details about the game except the reveal of Venom in the PlayStation showcase. Venom's voice actor Tony Todd has shared some details about what we can expect from the presence of this character. According to him, the fights between Spiderman and Venom will be cinematic and highly engaging just like the fights with Rhino from the first game. He also teases that he is working on one more "Mocap/Motion Capture-Heavy" game set for release in 2024, so this may imply he is working on Wolverine too.
Fans should also prepare themselves for an experience with a darker tone than previous Spider-Man games, according to Insomniac's creative vice president Bill Rosemann, speaking on a recent episode of the This Week In Marvel podcast. He compares it to tonal change in Star Wars' The Empire Strikes Back, the sequel will be more grim and dreadful than its predecessor.
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