Insomniac Games are on an absolute winning streak at the moment it seems, releasing the highly favoured Spider-Man in 2018, Spider-Man: Miles Morales in 2020, and recently Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart earlier this year. Three amazing games in such a short amount of time with no signs of slowing down, as during the PS5 showcase event Insomniac announced not one, but two new titles they are working on – Spider-Man 2 and Wolverine.
Firstly, Spider-Man 2’s teaser confirmed that both Miles and Peter will be present in the game, potentially offering a mechanic to switch between characters or maybe even a chance to include co-op play, but we will need to wait for more details to confirm this. During the teaser, we get a voiceover from what we think is Kraven The Hunter looking for someone to finally give him a challenge and worthy foe to hunt.
The most interesting part of this trailer comes at the end where we get a very brief glimpse of Spider-Man’s iconic villain, Venom. The inclusion of Venom was hinted at during the ending of the two previous games, so it will be pretty exciting to see how this classic villain is included in this title, and if this could also mean we will get the ability to wear Spidey’s black symbiote suit or some variation of.
The second trailer Insomniac released started off by showing the aftermath of a gritty bar fight, with one lone figure sitting at the bar whilst somebody approaches from behind with a knife. Cut to the bar patrons hands and we see Wolverine’s iconic three blades eject from his hands before cutting to the title screen. This really was just a teaser to inform fans of what else Insomniac is working on, but I am very keen to see more. There is a clear difference between Wolverine and Spider-Man that I hope is represented in this game, being that Spider-Man doesn’t kill anyone, it is one of his rules; but Wolverine on the other hand has no issues with killing his enemies and causing a mess of blood and bodies in his wake. So it would be interesting to see if this title leans more to the gory and violent side of Logan.
Spider-Man 2 is currently slated for release in 2023, whilst Wolverine is labelled as being “in development”, so I expect we will likely not see Wolverine until after Spider-Man 2 is released, but it would be nice to be wrong.