Venom Makes an Appearance in Spider-Man 2’s Story Trailer


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By: Jason Siu


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Venom makes an appearance in Spider-Man 2's story trailer

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At San Diego Comic-Con, Insomniac Games and PlayStation unveiled the story trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, set to release on October 20. Setting up the story for one of the most highly-anticipated games of 2023, the story trailer also gives us our first full look at Venom.

“At the beginning of our story, our Spider-Men are at the top of their game,” said Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s Senior Narrative Director, Jon Paquette. “But both Peter Parker and Miles Morales are struggling with their personal lives. Miles is trying to find time to write his college entrance essay, but he keeps procrastinating and focusing on Spider-Work instead. Meanwhile, Peter is underwater on payments for Aunt May’s house, but he can’t sell, it means too much to him. And just like Miles, Peter tries (and fails) to find balance with so many responsibilities. MJ wants to help Pete with the mortgage, but her job is on the line now that J. Jonah Jameson is back at the Bugle and looking to clean house. Our heroes have arrived at a confluence of crossroads, with uncertain futures, and some tough decisions ahead.”

The story trailer also gives us a look at the expanded Marvel’s New York. In the sequel, players will have the opportunity to swing across the East River, exploring not only Brooklyn and Queens, but also Coney Island. Senior Game Director, Ryan Smith, also shared some information about the new Web Wings: “Swinging is the core of our Spider-Man traversal, so we designed the Web Wings to work with swinging and complement it. That way you can weave back and forth between the two to build up speed and height. When you use the Web Wings with our wind tunnels, though, that’s one of the ways to go across the city super-fast and really push the speed of traversal, which was one of our goals. Thanks to the power and speed of the PS5, Web Wings, add another layer to our traversal system and change up how you look at getting around the different parts of the city.”

Marvel's Spider-Man 2's Collector's Edition

To celebrate Venom’s debut, the team also brought out the Collector’s Edition Statue for the first time to show to the crowd at SDCC. The team reiterated that this will be a unique Venom story and the character is played by Tony Todd.

Finally, Sony unveiled a new limited edition Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 PS5 bundle & DualSense Wireless Controller. The bundle includes a PS5 console with Limited Edition console covers, a Limited Edition DualSense wireless controller, a voucher for a digital copy of the game, and preorder incentive items. All the accessories included in the bundle will also be sold separately. Preorders for the items will launch on July 28, with the release scheduled for September 1.

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Release date: October 20, 2023

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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