Spider-Man was one of the most talked about games from Sony’s E3 2017 press conference. After a long year of waiting in anticipation, Insomniac Games and Sony finally revealed new details on the game, in addition to some actual gameplay of Spidey fighting, web-slinging and more.
In a recent interview with Geoff Keighley, Bryan Intihar – creative director on Spider-Man – released some valuable details on the game’s story and gameplay.
Check out the new interview down below:
Ithar kicks off the interview with letting players know that right from the get-go, Spider-Man will be able to explore the hugely dense Manhattan with no limitations.
It’s a sprawling Manhatten, as soon as you load up the game you can go everywhere. It’s open, it’s not like we’re hiding parts of the city. When he’s chasing the helicopter, that’s our city. You can swing around in it as much as you want. The idea is that no obstacle should be in your way.” he said. ” We saw the parkour elements and even when the water tower is destroyed, you can adapt to those situations.
Another big reveal for the game was concerning its story. Ithar elaborates on the unique universe Insomniac Games and Marvel came up with. This game will not follow any movies, shows, or comics, but it will be more of a completely new unique tale of the famed superhero. We also received details about the Demons, Mr. Negative, and more.
It is a unique universe, it’s not based on any of the movies. This is a brand new universe we’ve created alongside Marvel. Our Peter, I want to clarify that is Peter Parker in the suit, he’s a bit older, he’s 23. So he’s been doing this for a while, he has a level of mastery. Think of an athlete in the prime of his career. At the same time, Peter Parker is struggling to keep his life in order. He just graduated college, he’s got a job, those kinds of conflicts, that’s how the best Spider-Man stories come out.
This [demo] is early on in the game, he’s already taken down Willson Fisk who we saw but a new kind of gang has emerged, the Inner Demons. As they’re going around, going after different Fisk territory, we learn through this who the leader of the Inner Demons is who is Martin Lee. The thing I said about Peter and Spider-Man’s world colliding, there’s a reason why when he gets to the top he doesn’t say Mr. Negative, he says Martin Lee. In his head, Martin Lee runs the food shelters, Martin Lee is Aunt May’s boss who works at the food shelters. That’s as much as I’m going to say about the story, it’s a big story.
At the very end of the trailer, almost like a post credit scene, players were teased that Miles Morales will be featured in the game. However, shortly after, a lot of players were left puzzled whether or not Miles would be the webhead or not. It seems though, he won’t be as Ithar confirms Peter Parker is the main protagonist.
I can say Peter Parker is represented really well in this game. I think the big thing for us is we kinda say it’s a story about the man behind the mask as much as the man in it and Peter is very intricate to the experience whether it’s in story or even in gameplay.
Spider-Man is looking absolutely stunning so far. The combat looks intense, the world looks massive, and the story seems unique. However, the title is still a ways off. Sony announced that Spider-Man won’t be releasing this year but rather in 2018.
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