It appears that Insomniac Games just can’t get enough of Spider-Man. Following its critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales titles, Insomniac announced a third Spider-Man game today: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, a true sequel to the 2018 blockbuster that is being developed specifically for Sony’s next-gen PS5 consoles.
According to a reveal trailer shared by Insomniac during today’s PlayStation Showcase, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will see the iconic web crawler team up with Miles Morales against one of their biggest and most popular foes: Venom. The fan-favorite symbiote will be voiced by actor Tony Todd, who’s best known for his roles in films such as Candyman and The Rock.
[…] did you catch that final line at the end of the trailer? We’re so happy to announce that Tony Todd (of Candyman fame) will be voicing the symbiote-fueled Venom in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. We’re also delighted to welcome back Yuri Lowenthal and Nadji Jeter, who will reprise their roles as Peter and Miles respectively. We’ve been fortunate to work with so many incredibly talented actors in our Spider-Man games, and Tony has been such a wonderful addition to the cast.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be released exclusively for PlayStation 5 consoles in 2023.
What’s surprising is that Insomniac Games didn’t have just one, but two Marvel games to announce today. Insomniac is also developing a title based on one of the most popular X-Men and comic book characters of all time, Wolverine. Marvel’s Wolverine appears to be extremely early in development, but Insomniac has promised that it’ll follow on the heels of its Spider-Man titles as an honest adaption that’s true to the character.
In the vein of our Spider-Man games, our goal here is to not only respect the DNA of what makes the character so popular, but also look for opportunities to make it feel fresh and truly reflect the Insomniac spirit. Even though Marvel’s Wolverine is very early in development, from what I’ve seen of its emotional narrative and cutting-edge gameplay (see what I did there?), the team is already creating something truly special.
Marvel’s Wolverine is also being developed exclusively for PlayStation 5 consoles, although it’s unclear when it might release relative to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.