Marvel's Spider-Man 2: Everything you need to know

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Marvel's Spider-Man 2, developed by Insomniac Games, is one of the most anticipated releases of 2023.

The game will follow Spider-Man (2018) and Spider-Man Miles Morales, with both characters set to be playable.

With a teaser trailer confirming the appearance of Venom, we're almost certain that Spider-Man 2 will take the action to the next level. With two Spider-Men for the price of one, fans of the original game are set for another blast of brilliance once this game is released.

The 2023 PlayStation Showcase saw Insomniac drop a Gameplay Demo, revealing plenty of exciting features and story details.

Check below for all the latest info on the game.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2

The hype is real for Marvel's Spider-Man 2 following the latest reveals at San Diego Comic Con.

The event saw a number of story trailers and teases released, with a full look at the story now available.

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INTO THE UNKNOWN - Miles and Peter will face different challenges in this story

We now know which characters are returning for another swing and which characters are set to be introduced.

Insomniac looks to have taken things to a whole new level and we can't wait to get our hands on this exciting release.

Gameplay Demo Released

Arguably the main story of the 2023 PlayStation Showcase event was the revelation of Spider-Man 2's PS5 Gameplay Demo.

Viewers are treated to the longest trailer of any we have seen so far, with a 12-minute gameplay demo now available to watch.

The Gameplay Demo revealed that Kraven the Hunter is set to make his debut appearance in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and has begun his Great Hunt for an equal alongside the rising threats of the Symbiote.

The gameplay showcased Kraven's Hunters chasing down Dr. Curt Connors, aka The Lizard, with Peter Parker and Miles Morales trying to stop them as they soar over the East River in Queens - one of the multiple new boroughs included in the game.

Spider-Man 2 Release Date

The long wait is over, with a release date now officially confirmed for Marvel's Spider-Man 2

It has now been confirmed that Spider-Man 2 will release on 20 October 2023.

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A NEW FOE - Venom will play a big part in Spier-Man 2

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will release in late 2023, with an October date now confirmed.

Pre-orders are currently live, with alternate outfits and special gadgets up for grabs.

Prequel Comic Announced

The beauty of Marvel's lore is that it can span across many different mediums, with books, comics, games, films and television shows all serving to bolster the story surrounding a certain game.

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A BRAND NEW STORY - The Spider-Man 2 prequel comic will kickstart the hype train

That looks to be the case once again with Spider-Man 2, with a brand new prequel comic announced as part of free comic book day.

Jon Paquette, writing for PlayStation.Blog, said the following:

When we initially sat down with the team at Marvel, we explored a few different ideas about what kinds of stories we could tell in a prequel comic. But we kept coming back to the same core premise—What if Peter, Miles, and MJ had to team up against a new Super Villain whose powers they didn’t understand? Additionally, we wanted to make sure that we could get a peek into what this heroic trio has been doing since the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. What is Pete up to now that there are two Spider-Men in the city? How is Miles doing in school? And how is MJ’s journalism career going?

This story promises to answer some of the fans' most pressing questions, all the while setting up the mega story that is set to feature in Insomniac's Spider-Man 2.

Story News

The confirmed story news so far centres around small details that are presently available.

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BIG THINGS ARE COMING - Spider-Man could don the symbiote suite in Spider-Man 2

The story trailer, and subsequent panel, confirmed that Harry Osborne will return and play a key role in the story.

Kraven the Hunter is also said to be the catalyst for the story, with the symbiotic Venom also set to take centre-stage.

The game is also said to follow the lives and struggles of both Peter and Miles, combining to create a Spider-Man story for the ages.


We're not here to provide any spoilers for either Spier-Man (2018) or Spider-Man: Miles Morales, but we are expecting all of the main cast to return for this game.

Peter Parker will likely once again take the lead as the protagonist, building upon the relationships established in the first game.

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A NEW FOE - Venom will play a big part in Spier-Man 2

A more confident Miles will also appear and will likely be playable, giving you the chance to experience the difference in powers of both Spider-Men.

A confirmed villain for the story is Venom, with the symbiotic beast showcased in the initial teaser trailer.

Kraven the Hunter and Lizard are two more Spider-Man foes that have been confirmed to appear in the game.

Norman Osborne continues to feature as the mayor of New York City and we're looking forward to the moment that Green Goblin is unleashed, whether that be in this game or any future instalments.

Norman will also be joined by his son, Harry, who looks to have returned from "Europe" and is ready to once again join forces with Peter.

Click here to discover all the confirmed characters that will feature in SM2.

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