At the PlayStation Showcase 2021, Insomniac Games announced both Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Wolverine, and Eidos-Montréal debuted the new story trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is a sequel to the celebrated game Marvel’s Spider-Man and will be releasing in 2023. The new action-adventure game brings a new cast of characters to the world of Spider-Man as well as an exciting new storyline full of twists and turns.
With much of the development team behind Marvel’s Spider-Man returning, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is sure to blow your mind, as the trailer release today has just a glimpse of what’s to come for our web-headed Super Heroes.
Fans can expect new abilities, new costumes and, of course, new villains. Tony Todd (Candyman) will provide the voice of the symbiote-fueled Venom! He’ll be joined by Yuri Lowenthal and Nadji Jeter, who return to their roles as Peter Parker and Miles Morales.
“While pushing the capabilities of the console will be very exciting, we’re equally pumped to craft all-new stories for Peter and Miles in this sequel,” said Ryan Schneider, Head of Franchise Strategy & Studio Relations at Insomniac. “Just as in our previous Spider-Man games, we not only want to tell a great Super Hero story, but also deliver a compelling human story, one full of heart and humor that dives deep into the people behind the mask.”
He added: “Today’s game footage trailer is merely just a glimpse at what’s in store in terms of the new abilities our heroes will acquire, suits they will wear (more on that some other time), and the villains that will try to hunt them down.”
Marvel’s Wolverine is also currently in development by Insomniac Games for PlayStation 5. The game is being created in collaboration with Marvel Games and PlayStation.
The adamantium-clawed mutant will lead the standalone game directed by Brian Horton (creative director) and Cameron Christian (game director), who recently led the creative efforts on Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
“So many of the Insomniac team are such huge fans of the character, and one of the key elements that drew us to him is surprisingly not that different from Spider-Man: Both heroes feel deeply compelled to defend people who are less able to do so,” said Schneider.
“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.”
Eidos-Montréal released a new trailer detailing the out-of-this-world narrative adventure that awaits in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Set in the wake of an epic conflict known as the Galactic War, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy invites players to walk a lightyear in Peter Quill’s jet boots and lead his band of misfit heroes-for-hire across the cosmos in search of glory, riches and a way out of whatever mess they’ve gotten themselves into this time.
In the new trailer, Grand Unifier Raker brings Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket and Groot to the Universal Church of Truth, where the Guardians bear witness to a cult-like ritual before the mysterious Matriarch. Grand Unifier Raker states that the Matriarch wishes to share with them a truth – one that can supposedly end all grief and suffering.
In true Guardians’ fashion, things go spectacularly sideways and they somehow manage to get half the galaxy on their back… The Guardians will have to step up and show what they are made of to save the Galaxy.
The video also features appearances by characters including the Xandarian Worldmind, as well as everyone’s favorite telepathic Russian space dog, Cosmo.
Moreover, the trailer’s action is amplified by the sounds of a new track from the Star-Lord Band, titled “Space Riders (With No Names).” In the Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy universe, Star-Lord is the name of Peter Quill’s favorite rock band, which eventually inspires his iconic moniker. The single is available now in digital music stores.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be available (pre-order at Amazon) for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, PC, and streaming via GeForce NOW on October 26, 2021. The Cloud Version for Nintendo Switch is also coming to select regions October 26.