As you might have expected, those players who finish Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be given a glimpse at what’s coming next for Insomniac’s superhero series.
Although we can technically call Spider-Man: Miles Morales a sequel to the original game, it’s clear that there’s a Spider-Man 2 coming, this PS5 launch title serving as more of a meaty side chapter.
Obviously, there are spoilers ahead for both Marvel’s Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales so look away if you want to experience these games without revealing any key plot points.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales picks up after the events of that first game in which our titular teen hero gets his power after being bitten by a radioactive spider. Original, right? Although fans of the Spider-Man comics will have known this was coming the moment Miles first appeared on screen, having two protagonists with identical powers left us on an interesting cliffhanger.
As the name might suggest, Spider-Man: Miles Morales almost exclusively focuses on our new friendly neighbourhood webslinger. However, after saving New York from Roxxon and Underground (the latest pair of warring factions) players are reminded of where the original Marvel’s Spider-Man left us.
We’re treated to a new scene, hinting at where Insomniac Games are going with Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Set in one of Oscorp’s secret laboratories, this brief clip is in first person – presumably from the perspective of Harry Osborn. His father, Norman, berates a nearby scientist before approaching the tank where the black, web-like substance inside reacts to him.
Sadly, that’s all we get. Although it’s heavily implied that Symbiotes and Green Goblin will play a key role in the story of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, we’ve still yet to get a proper look at them.
For those who remember, Harry Osborn is suffering from Oshtoran Syndrome, Norman hoping that a new treatment will save him from the same condition that killed his mother. It appears as though he has acquired an alien Symbiote lifeform which looks to have bonded with Harry.
As comic fans will know, Symbiotes attach themselves to hosts and imbue them with superhuman powers. However, their parasitic nature has a corrupting influence as we see in Spider-Man supervillains Venom and Carnage.
Neither of these characters have been referenced in the Spider-Man games as of yet so they could be making their debut in Spider-Man 2. However, with the name “Venom” having already been used by Insomniac Games as a label for Miles’s bio-electric powers, there’s a chance that the Venom character may not make an appearance.
These clues point towards Harry becoming the sequel’s antagonist, though there’s still a chance we’ll see Norman Osborn don the Green Goblin mantle in some capacity. Either way, we’re excited to see where this story goes next, even if we likely have to wait a couple of years to get our first glimpse of Spider-Man 2.
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