Sony has released a new trailer for Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man 2 that confirms the game’s release date and the inclusion of Venom.
Insomniac Games has been extremely busy recently, releasing Spider-Man: Miles Morales alongside the PlayStation 5 last year and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, one of the highest-rated games of 2021. Insomniac announced a new Wolverine game at the PlayStation Showcase, and it also finally revealed some key details about Spider-Man 2, revealing some key details about the game in the process.
Both Peter Parker and Miles Morales are seen fighting thugs in the streets of New York City in the Spider-Man 2 trailer. In the background, a mysterious voice can be heard talking about finding a challenger who can match their skill. Although the voice in the trailer isn’t identified, speculation suggests it could be Kraven the Hunter, a well-known Spider-Man villain. However, while that particular villain was not revealed in the trailer, another was.
Venom, of course, accepts the mysterious voice’s challenge at the end of the trailer. Even though the symbiote that transforms Eddie Brock into Venom in the comic books was teased at the end of the first Spider-Man game, some fans may be surprised to see Insomniac release Venom so soon. In any case, when Spider-Man 2 hits theatres in 2023, fans will be able to see how it all plays out.
If Spider-Man 2 will be a cross-gen game has yet to be determined. God of War: Ragnarok and Gran Turismo 7 are upcoming PlayStation exclusives that will be cross-gen, but 2023 is still a few years away, and it’s possible that Sony will want to move on from the PS4. Time will tell, but for now, all we know is that Spider-Man 2 will be released in 2023 for the PlayStation 5.
Aside from Kraven the Hunter’s likely participation and Venom’s debut, it will be intriguing to see which other villains make the cut for Spider-Man 2. Based on the events of the first game, the classic Spider-Man nemesis the Green Goblin appears to be a distinct possibility, but it’s also possible that he’s being saved for a future third instalment.
It’ll also be intriguing to see if Peter Parker obtains his infamous Symbiote suit before the beast hooks on to Brock and transforms him into Venom. There will be lots of speculation as fans wait for the Spider-Man 2 release date, which isn’t for another couple of years. Spider-Man 2 will be released on PlayStation 5 in 2023.