If there was nonetheless any query about whether or not Insomniac Video games was executed with making Spider-Man video games, the tip of PlayStation 5-exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 makes it clear the studio nonetheless has a number of tales to inform in that universe. Between post-credits cutscenes and new interview teases, it’s clear Insomniac has massive plans for Spider-Man 3, and we have already got loads of clues about what it’ll deal with.
Spider-Man 2’s New Net Wings Make It Really feel Like A Correct Sequel
In a latest interview with the Associates Per Second podcast, Spider-Man 2 inventive director Bryan Intihar likened the newest recreation to 2016’s Captain America: Civil Conflict, the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s box-office-topping third section. “I believe, if Spider-Man and Miles have been our Iron Man, and Spider-Man 2 was like Civil Conflict, the place logically will we go from there?” Intihar stated. “I believe it’d be fairly epic.”
Insomniac is at the moment engaged on a Wolverine recreation, and whereas Spider-Man’s in-game universe options an Avengers Tower and different nods to extra Marvel superheroes, there’s nonetheless no affirmation on whether or not the 2 will probably be set in the identical world. We additionally don’t know if the studio has plans for one more Spider-Man spin-off. In a latest interview with Insider, narrative director Jon Paquette didn’t rule out doing one other recreation with Venom if followers present they need that.
However we do have some concept of what Spider-Man Three is prone to deal with based mostly purely on the most important crimson flags on the finish of Spider-Man 2. They’re large spoilers clearly, so for those who haven’t already crushed the sport and don’t wish to know what occurs, flip again now. In any other case, let’s briefly dig in.
So Spider-Man 2 ends with Peter Parker and Miles Morales defeating Venom and sending the symbiote’s host, Harry Osborne, right into a coma. His dad, Norman Osborne, loses it at this level. Unable to fathom that the alien lifeform he pressured onto his son in an effort to treatment his Oshtoran Syndrome wanted to be defeated in any respect prices earlier than it took over the world, Osborne senior blames the Spider-Males for his son’s new situation.
At this level you could have been questioning if Osborne was lastly going to go full Inexperienced Goblin and attempt to actual his (misguided) revenge on the web-crawlers. No want to invest, nonetheless! Sitting in Harry’s room earlier than the credit begin to roll, Osborne makes a name to his lab and tells his workers to, “prepared the G-Serum.” I think about that is his method of claiming, “inject the goblin juice instantly into my veins.”
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That’s the primary massive clue of the place Spider-Man Three will go: a showdown between Peter, Miles, and the Inexperienced Goblin. The second comes proper after the primary batch of credit. Osborne is seen strolling down the hallway of a high-security jail to the cell of none aside from Otto Octavius, Peter’s mentor within the first recreation pushed to turn out to be the tremendous villain Dr. Octopus by Osborne’s greed, stubbornness, and ambition. Osborne needs to know Spider-Man’s actual id and Octavius is aware of it. The previous asks the latter what he’s writing in his pocket book. “The ultimate chapter,” the physician responds.
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Given Octavius’ function in forming the Sinister Six within the first Spider-Man recreation, it looks like guess that all the previous supervillains will probably be coming again out to play in Spider-Man 3. Maybe some new superheroes as effectively. Spider-Man 2’s closing stinger exhibits Miles and his mom greeting her new boyfriend at their residence for dinner. The brand new beau’s introduced alongside his daughter although, Cindy, who simply so occurs to be Silk, one other New Yorker with spider powers. We don’t know precisely how Insomniac will re-interpret her backstory, but it surely appears seemingly she’ll be combating alongside Peter and Miles in Spider-Man 3, or probably even earlier than that in some upcoming DLC, enlargement, or spin-off.
Spider-Man 2 additionally teases Carnage on the finish of the Flame side-missions, with Cletus Kasady escaping with a pattern of the symbiote, whereas frenemy Yuri Watanabe, now the vigilante Wraith, will most likely reappear sooner or later as effectively. Plus Black Cat continues to be on the market in Paris. With these new hero and villain rosters starting to take form all through Spider-Man 2, Intihar’s Avengers analogy begins to make a bit extra sense. Spider-Man Three may not finish in an enormous Infinity Conflict, however the decks are actually stacked on both aspect for a a lot greater confrontation than we’ve seen in any of the video games to this point. Hopefully we received’t have to attend till the PlayStation 6 arrives to see it.