Spider-Man 2: Release Date, Latest News, Leaks & More

YES! It's time to swing around New York City again as Peter Parker and Miles Morales with the upcoming Spider-Man 2 from Insomniac Games.
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Peter Parker and Miles Morales return to fight Venom in Spider-Man 2 | © Insomniac Games and Marvel

Get ready for another exclusive game on the PlayStation. It’s been announced that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is coming to the PS5. But what can I tell you about this upcoming game? You’d be surprised. Insomniac Games provided us with some decent information by launching the announcement trailer.

When Is Spider-Man 2 Coming Out?

So, I’ve got some insight into when we can expect Spider-Man 2. Insomniac Games provided a generalized release window for 2023. However, further reports have indicated that Spider-Man 2 will launch by the fourth quarter of 2023. This would put us right around the holiday season. Therefore, I'm confident that Insomniac Games can maintain this release window. Guess it's time to replay the original game and improve my skills in Spider-Man.

Who’s The Main Villain In Spider-Man 2?

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Are you ready? Venom is prepared to terrify you in Spider-Man 2 | © Insomniac Games and Marvel

Can you remember fighting against the Sinister Six in Spider-Man? It was my favorite moment within the campaign. It felt so realistic and exciting. I’m expecting similar moments when fighting against Venom in Spider-Man 2.

That’s right, Peter Parker and Miles Morales will face off against Venom in Spider-Man 2. But what other enemies will they encounter? I’m not sure. Insomniac Games remains quiet about the campaign’s storyline. But the announcement trailer had Kraven the Hunter explaining his desire for an equal adversary.

So it’s almost guaranteed that Kraven the Hunter will assist Venom in trying to kill Peter Parker and Miles Morales. However, I’d speculate that Doctor Octavius will make an unexpected reappearance. We could also see characters like Norman or Harry Osborn phase into the Green Goblin. Everything is up for grabs with this sequel.

Can I Download Spider-Man 2 Onto My PS4?

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to download Spider-Man 2 onto our PS4. The sequel has been announced as an exclusive for the PlayStation 5. Guess I’m upgrading. Here’s hoping that PlayStation will announce a bundled version of the PS5 with Spider-Man 2. That would make things more convenient for anyone that hasn’t upgraded.

Will Co-Op Be Supported For Spider-Man 2?

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The ultimate team of Spider-Men arrive with Miles Morales and Peter Parker. Let's go!! | © Insomniac Games and Marvel

I’m optimistic that Insomniac Games will introduce a co-op feature into Spider-Man 2. The announcement trailer suggests that Peter Parker and Miles Morales will be playable characters, so there’s the perfect opportunity to incorporate an online co-op mode. I’d love to swing around a fictional New York City with my friends. Unfortunately, this is pure speculation. No confirmations have been made by Insomniac Games.

Based on what the Head of Franchise Strategy at Insomniac Games said, they’ll be taking another direction and focusing on a single-player campaign. But I’m wondering if this statement was made to divert inside sources from learning about a co-op feature. Who knows, we’ll have to wait and see.

Everything We Know About Spider-Man 2 For Now | Features & Story Mode

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Both Spider-Men come together to defeat Venom in 2023. | © Insomniac Games and Marvel

As I’ve previously mentioned, there is minimal information available on Spider-Man 2. Insomniac Games has done an excellent job at avoiding leaks. However, some details have been highlighted. I’ve learned that additional content will be available for free after Spider-Man 2 is released.

We will have access to updated suits and combat abilities that create different circumstances when battling our enemies. But don’t expect everything to be free because Spider-Man 2 will have post-launch content missions that cost money. Therefore, I’d recommend buying the special edition for Spider-Man 2.

Here’s where things start to get interesting. Marvel’s Creative VP Bill Rosemann confirmed that Spider-Man 2 has a similar feeling to the Empire Strikes Back, so I’m sure this sequel will have a darker atmosphere. There’s a possibility that something horrific will happen to Miles Morales and Peter Parker. Now, wouldn’t that change things up?

I expect more information to be announced for Spider-Man 2 at the 2022 PlayStation Showcase. Until then, EarlyGame will update you about any leaks and rumors on this upcoming sequel.

Will Harry Osborn Make An Appearance In Spider-Man 2?

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Could Spider-Man be fighting Harry Osborn in this screenshot? | © Insomniac Games and Marvel

Anyone who played the original Spider-Man knows that Peter Parker and Harry Osborn haven’t seen each other for years. Norman Osborn claimed that Harry left for Europe after being cured of his unknown illness. But we would learn towards the end of Spider-Man that Harry Osborn remains encased in his stasis chamber, meaning his mysterious condition was never solved.

What’s interesting about Harry Osborn is that the Venom symbiote kept him alive within the stasis chamber. I’m speculating that when Harry Osborn awoke during Spider-Man: Miles Morales, he became the Hobgoblin and separated from the symbiote. This would allow Insomniac Games to incorporate two additional enemies, while also giving them the perfect introduction for Venom.

So, everything considered, I’m confident that we can expect Harry Osborn to make an appearance in Spider-Man 2.

Are There Any Game System Requirements For Spider-Man 2?

PlayStation has promised they’ll be releasing more of their exclusive titles onto the PC, so you can expect that Spider-Man 2 will be made available onto the PC at some point. However, I'm expecting that Spider-Man 2 will be made available through PlayStation Now. That means we'll have to stream this game. Downloading won't be an option. But that's better for the overall gaming community, as you won't be required to have an incredible PC to play Spider-Man 2. All you will need is a solid internet connection.

Game Trailer

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve looked for an equal”. That’s the message we’re given in the trailer. But who’s talking to us? It’s Kraven the Hunter. He plans to eliminate Peter Parker and Miles Morales with the assistance of Venom.