In the interview, members of the development team break down everything from story details to environmental elements in the new game. In addition, we hear directly from the voice actors to get an inside look at the characters they portray. You can watch the panel for yourself below!
Right off the bat, Senior Narrative Director Jon Paquette explains how the villains will function in the game. Just as the fall of Wilson Fisk served as a catalyst for the story events in the original Spider-Man to unfold, Kraven the Hunter’s arrival to New York will kick off the chaos in the sequel. Paquette also elaborates some on Kraven’s motivations to travel to New York and how the events of the first two games play into his debut in the sequel.
Before the game starts, he’s [Kraven is] halfway around the world being Kraven: hunting, trying to find the ultimate prey. And he watched from afar as the events of the first two games occurred. And he decided, ‘You know what? There’s a lot of stuff going on in New York City. That might be my new hunting ground.’Jon Paquette, Senior Narrative Director at Insomniac Games
A new chapter for our heroes
In addition, we also learn a little more about our heroes of the story. Senior Creative Director Bryan Intihar explains that the new game picks up roughly nine to ten months after Spider-Man: Miles Morales. At this point, Peter and Miles built a strong chemistry together as a superhero duo and work very well together.
In their personal lives, they each have their own goals outside of their obligations as being Spider-Men. Miles is trying to get into college and figure out how to write his college admissions essay. Meanwhile, Peter is trying to begin a career in education. We also learn about Mary Jane, as she continues to work for The Daily Bugle. However, now J. Jonah Jameson is back and in charge of The Bugle.
Meeting the voice of Venom
In the panel, Venom’s voice actor Tony Todd explains his portrayal of the monstrous symbiote. Todd explains how playing Venom was fun, and in turn he wanted to bring out a joyous quality to his destruction. The rest of the team continues to sing his praises, emphasizing the terror and power that came from Todd’s performance as Venom. Todd himself even gives the audience a sample, performing the iconic, “We are Venom,” line.
Learn more about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 in the new story trailer.
Also at San Diego Comic Con, Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment gave fans a deeper look into the game’s story with a new trailer. In the trailer, we finally meet Harry Osborn without the Venom symbiote as Peter Parker introduces him to his friends. However, it doesn’t take long for Venom to creep back in as we learn some of his motivations to “heal the world”. Undoubtedly, this plays into Harry’s role as Venom to begin with, knowing that his father Norman was trying to use the symbiote to cure Harry of his terminal illness.
In case you missed it, you can also catch up with the new story trailer below!
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 swings out this October
You can pre-order Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 now for $69.99. All pre-orders for the base game will receive two alternate attires with color variants for Peter and Miles respectively. In addition, you’ll receive a Webb Grabber gadget and three skill points at launch.
In addition, you can also pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition for $79.99 to receive even more special costumes for Peter and Miles’ Spider-Men.
Hardcore fans can also order the Collector’s Edition for $229.99 to receive a 19-inch statue featuring both Spider-Men fighting Venom. Additionally, the Collector’s Edition also comes with a special Steelbook case.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive. It swings out to PlayStation 5 on October 20.