Despite his vast popularity as a comic book and movie star, “Spider-Man” has been notoriously absent from the world of video games for years. That’s about to change.
In 2018, the game studio behind classics like “Ratchet & Clank” is planning to release the first major “Spider-Man” game in years. That image above? That’s the actual game!
Here’s everything we know about Spidey’s next big swing on game consoles.
This isn't an origin story, or a new spin on the classic formula -- this is a familiar 'Spider-Man.' Here's how the game's creative director, Bryan Intihar, describes it:
'Our Spider-Man features a 23-year-old Peter Parker who has become a masterful Spider-Man. While he may be more experienced, Peter and Spider-Man's worlds continue to collide as he tries to juggle them.'
It's not clear exactly how much of Manhattan is re-created for the new 'Spider-Man,' but it's said to be quite large. It's not intended to be an exact re-creation, though.
The game is said to be 'four-to-six times larger' than the studio's previous open-world game, 'Sunset Overdrive.' If that is indeed the case, it's a pretty massive world ('Sunset Overdrive' was a big game!).