Insomniac Games has been quite active recently, publishing Spider-Man: Miles Morales with the PlayStation 5 last year and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, one of the highest-rated games of 2021. Insomniac unveiled a new Wolverine game during the PlayStation Showcase, and it also finally revealed some crucial elements about Spider-Man 2, disclosing some key details about the game in the process.
Both Peter Parker and Miles Morales are shown fighting thugs in the streets of New York City in the Spider-Man 2 teaser. In the distance, a strange voice can be heard talking about finding an opponent who can match their expertise. Although the voice in the teaser isn’t recognized, rumor says it may be Kraven the Hunter, a well-known Spider-Man villain. However, while that specific villain was not revealed in the trailer, another was.
Venom (played by horror legend Tony Todd) accepts the unknown voice’s challenge at the conclusion of the trailer. Even though the symbiote that transforms Eddie Brock into Venom in the comic books was hinted at at the conclusion of the original Spider-Man game, some fans may be shocked to see Insomniac release Venom so soon. In any case, when Spider-Man 2 hits theaters in 2023, viewers will be able to watch 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 Sony may likely wish 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 Hunter’s probable participation and Venom’s debut, it will be fascinating to see which other villains make the cut for Spider-Man 2. Based on the first game’s events, the classic Spider-Man nemesis, the Green Goblin, appears to be a strong possibility. Still, it’s also conceivable that he’s being preserved for a hypothetical third installment.
It’ll also be fascinating to see if Peter Parker obtains his infamous Symbiote suit before the monster hooks on to Brock and transforms him into Venom. There will be lots of conjecture while fans wait for the Spider-Man 2 release date, which isn’t for another couple of years.