In the newest gameplay trailer for the upcoming title, you get a hint at just how friggin' rad it feels to swing across the gorgeous cityscape, only to seamlessly drop to the ground and get to know its character. This isn't the Spider-Man you've met or ever seen before.
The new Spider-Man trailer, set to the tune of Campfire's 2017 song "Superhuman", intercuts between Peter Parker in costume meeting Miles Morales, and the web-slinger performing a variety of stunts including catching a auto and catching an enemy - in this case, Wilson Fisk - in mid-air before handing him over to the police. The first one is clear: it's Spider-Man. The emergence of Mister Negative and the Sinister Six throws a wrench into the works, and he's called back into action, but it's already been established that Peter - now eight years into his career as the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man - could perhaps look to ease away from his responsibilities as a vigilante.
The worlds of Peter Parker and Spider-Man collide in an original, action-packed tale. If there was a ideal time for a new Spider-Man game, this is it. Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games has been tantalizingly cagey when asked whether or not Miles might become playable by the end of the game, saying in a San Diego Comic-Con live-stream that players will "find out on September 7th".
Peter Parker and Miles Morales in the "Spider-Man" video game for PlayStation 4. The fact it is a Spider-Man game from Insomniac is the other reason. It's an amalgam of different gameplay styles melded together, even offering Mary Jane a playable role later on in the game.