Sony’s E3 2016 showcase proved to be full of wonder and amazement, even more so when Sony officially announced that they were working with Insomniac Games to bring a new PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-man title.
The trailer was everything one currently expects from a Marvel title – dramatic, heroic music, brilliant and beautifully contrasted sceneries, and light-hearted down-to-earth narration.
The Spider-man trailer starts off by showing the gorgeously animated and populated New York, Spider-man’s regular playground. Everything from lighting to contrast, to saturation makes the visuals look almost real.
Considering that for trailers of previous titles, Insomniac Games used their in-game graphics engine with slight alterations in the past, perhaps this title will also have almost trailer-like graphics. Exclusivity to just one port means that a lot more effort will be put into the title being stable and streamlined.
Antagonists in the trailer have one common feature – a scary metallic mask covering their face.
Well, that at least goes for the trailer. It is yet unknown how many enemies will be present in the new Spider-man. However, Insomniac Games have stated on the record that Marvel and Sony have tasked them to create “a brand-new, authentic Spider-Man story.”
Story aside, the discussion about the trailer would not be complete without addressing the elephant in the room (or trailer) – the Suit.
The suit’s design tries its best to stay hardcore classic, keeping the exact shades of red and blue that Spider-man fans have known and loved since the early days of the animated series.
The eyes are also classic, with a larger part of white, allowing for the black contours to mimic facial expressions and emotions.
Both the costume’s webbing and the actual launched webs stay true to their origins. It was unable to tell if this Spider-man is using a mechanical device for his web slingers or if it’s part of his mutation.
Nevertheless, the spider symbols are new. A stark color of white, identical to the eyes. White stripes stemming from the inner part of the elbow reach the gloves. Additionally, the outer sole of the shoes appears to have some white, metallic, elements. Their purpose is yet undefined, but they could be meant to aid in either jumping or wall-walking.
Spider-man is the first ever title that Insomniac Games will be working on which will not be an in-house concept. While their dedication as Marvel fans cannot be questioned, it is yet to be decided by the fans if their Spider-man will make history. “No pressure, right?”
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