Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be “huge,” according to the voice actor who played web-slinging Peter Parker in Insomniac’s critically acclaimed superhero series.
in an interview with comicbookmovie.com (opens in new tab)Voice actor Yuri Lowenthal revealed some tantalizing titles about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 ahead of its release on PS5 later this year, including what we can expect from the highly anticipated sequel’s scale.
“I’ve still got a little [more work] to do”, said Lowenthal. “It’s a big game, so I’m still doing a little bit of work.”
Lowenthal’s emphasis on the size of the sequel is certainly interesting. The open world of the original 2018 Marvel’s Spider-Man was nothing to sniff at. In an excellent piece of investigative journalism, one writer calculated that the game’s virtual Manhattan was about a quarter the size of the real thing (via Twinfinite (opens in new tab), This puts the open world of the original Marvel’s Spider-Man at roughly 14.8 square kilometers – an enormous size for any one person to explore on their own.
Lowenthal lamented that he “[couldn’t] really talk a lot about the game”, but described the scale of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 as “stunning”. An even larger open world is expected, although this has not been confirmed by Insomniac Games.
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Furthermore, Lowenthal confirmed that the sequel is on track to meet its goal. late 2023 Release window (between September and November). “I know [Insomniac are] confident of their release date, and [they’ve] Always been cool about it,” Lowenthal told the publication.
Thanks to the pandemic, the games industry has been no stranger to delays in recent years. Starfield, Darktide, STALKER 2: Hearts of Chornobyl, and Forspoken all faced pushes into 2022. In this context, Lowenthal’s confidence in Insomniac’s Q4 2023 release window for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is refreshing and bodes well for the title’s launch.
Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales both offered thrilling open-world adventures that offered fresh takes on the web-slinger, bringing the iconic hero out from under the shadows of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The upcoming entry looks to bring the two eponymous Spider-Men together while providing a “darker” experience than the first game.
As a longtime Spider-Man fan, I can’t wait to see where Insomniac takes the next entry in the series. Previous titles did a great job of authentically capturing the Spider-Man fantasy, while providing fluid, action-oriented gameplay, so I’m looking forward to more this time around.