PlayStation have announced that Spider-Man is coming to Marvel’s Avengers as a free post-launch hero, exclusively on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Spider-Man (2018) was a PlayStation 4 exclusive game by Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Insomniac Games. Now, Spidey is going to swing into action with the Avengers while remaining on PlayStation 5.
Crystal Dynamics associate art director Jeff Adams explained why the wall-crawler was such an ideal fit for the game.
“His allying with our Marvel’s Avengers heroes is in perfect symmetry with my exposure to the character. When I was young, I accumulated a massive collection of Spider-Man books that told both dramatic and humorous stories of this colorful crime fighter, who was a fixture of Marvel’s New York, and that used his powers and ingenuity to protect his ‘neighborhood’. But one day I read an issue that pushed him out of his natural settings and into the larger world, with hilarious results. The story was titled ‘The Commuter Cometh!’, and it was a fantastic yarn about Spider-Man hunting down a robber in the suburbs.
Watching Spider-Man adapt to new surroundings was such a great contrast to his status quo. That tone is exactly what we want to capture for him in Marvel’s Avengers. A familiar but fresh Spider-Man who needs to evolve to take on global threats alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.”
Focusing on how the character fights, the blog explains “When he’s arcing through the air on his web line, we want you to feel graceful and light, and be able to utilize a variety of web configurations and gadgets to enhance your traversal. Spider-Man’s impressive acrobatic abilities will complement the experience, allowing you to seamlessly transition from navigation to combat.”
The character’s design will be inspired by the art of Steve Ditko and Romita Sr.; both famous for the “web-wings” under Spider-Man’s armpits in his early appearances in comics.
As with the other superheroes, players can customize Spider-Man by unlocking skills from skill trees. This also include technology from fellow Avengers and the Marvel universe. These include custom web shooters with technology from Hank Pym, SHIELD, Stark Industries, and more.
Finally, it was revealed that Spider-Man would be coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in early 2021.
Marvel’s Avengers is launches September 4th for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia; and Holiday 2020 for PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.