In a Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 interview with the outlet Gizmodo, Insomniac’s narrative director Ben Arfmann and advanced writer Brittney Morris discussed the newly launched game at length, primarily highlighting the vast cast and the multitude of ways they were approached.
One of the most significant tidbits from this interview is that it’s been confirmed that Miles will be the main Spider-Man of this universe moving forward. If you completed the game’s story, this scenario shouldn’t be all that surprising. Still, it is interesting they’re explicitly revealing this so soon after release, even if the point of the interview is for spoilers.
You can view Morris’ and Arfmann’s direct statements about this matter below:
Morris: It always felt very natural, and I think we all collectively thought it would happen. To me, it shows a great deal of evolution from Miles; at the beginning of the game, we see him struggling to figure out what he wants to do with his life. By the end, we had Miles carrying the burden of saving the city, and also carrying Pete when Pete wasn’t strong enough to carry himself at various points.
That’s what’s been so cool about writing a story about two Spider-Men: they’re both strong, and one of them can be strong when the other is not. By the end, Miles is more confident and he’s like, “Yeah, I got this. How much worse can things get after what we just went through?”
Arfmann: To echo what Brittney said: the idea of a two Spider-Man story was always really essential to this game. I think pretty early on, we knew that we wanted to have that moment of handing the reins over. And as we developed it, as we started to lay down more track leading up to that moment, it just felt more and more right.
I think it was Jon who wrote that scene in Aunt May’s garage, and it’s one of my favorite scenes. The way that Miles intuits exactly what Pete is thinking and stops him from stumbling through trying to hand over the mask. Miles going, “You know I got this, bro,” it’s such a great moment between the two of them. And it felt like such a natural conclusion; I’m not sure when specifically we decided to do that, but it always felt like the only way the game could end.
You can view the full Gizmodo interview for much more insight.
Marvel’s Spider–Man 2 focuses on Peter Parker and Miles Morales following the events of the latter’s latest title. Players can anticipate more acrobatic parkour with web swinging alongside several variations built upon that foundation. Further, Venom will play an integral role in this entry’s narrative, so fans have quite a bit to look forward to this time around.
For those unaware, a Marvel’s Spider–Man 2 prequel comic was launched for Free Comic Book Day. It highlights Peter Parker, Miles, and Mary Jane as they balance the multiple faces of their lives. Additionally, the well-known villain The Hood debuts in this specific universe.
Marvel’s Spider–Man 2 is available on PlayStation 5.
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