To close out their E3 presentation with that crucial “and one last thing” moment, as we predicted, Sony showed us an extended look at the gameplay from their upcoming exclusive, Spider-Man. Following the reveal, we also learned that the game is due to release sometime in 2018. You can pre-order the game right now, in fact.
Outside of the presentation, we also learned that Spider-Man would feature both Miles Morales and Peter Parker taking turns in the suit.
During the demo, we got to see Spider-Man cracking wise with Wilson Fisk, whom he actually ends up begrudgingly helping; ‘the enemy of my enemy’ and such. Fisk has tasked the web-slinger with stopping a gang calling themselves the Demons, who are led by Martin Li, AKA Mister Negative.
The combat in Spider-Man appears fast and fluid, interspersed with brief spurts of slow motion that aid in combat or emphasize cinematic moments. Spidey’s web-slingers appear to have all sorts of utilitarian functionality too. They’re used for everything from navigating terrain, to disorienting opponents, to laying proximity traps which can disable combatants.
Traveling through the city appears more spectacular than ever, with opportunities for cinematic web-swinging sequences. The entirety of New York is open for you to explore, and swinging appears to rely on physical contact with actual objects, as opposed to tethering to an invisible anchor point in the sky.
When the game was first revealed at Sony’s conference last year, they said that the game was running in-game on PS4 and nothing in this gameplay reveal seemed to indicate that wasn’t the case. If anything, it looked even better.
Don’t take our word for it, though. You can check out the gameplay in the video above to see for yourself.