Spider-Man News

Spider-Man Silver Lining DLC launches next week

Silver Lining, the third and final DLC for Marvel's Spider-Man, will arrive in time for Christmas - on 21st December.

Insomniac's PlayStation 4 exclusive concludes its The City That Never Sleeps three-part DLC arc with a look at mercenary and sometimes Spidey ally Silver Sable, AKA Silver Sablinova.

"Silver Sable has stormed back to reclaim her stolen Sable International tech," Insomniac's blurb states. "With New York Police Chief Yuri Watanabe on administrative leave following her exploits against Hammerhead, Spider-Man will have to rely on unlikely allies to keep Marvel's New York safe."

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Next Week's Spider-Man DLC has a new trailer

Next Week's Spider-Man DLC has a new trailer

Daddy Shark do-do-do-do-do-do...

Cor, Marvel's Spider-Man is a lovely game. So many classic villains! And here comes Hammerhead in the new trailer for Turf Wars, the latest DLC mini-campaign that arrives on the 20th of November. Hammerhead has a metal skull! Sadly, I don't know if he has those prongs around the back for pulling out nails.

Following up from The Heist, which featured Black Cat, Turf Wars sees Spider-Man's cop pal Yuri kidnapped by Hammerhead. Either that or they're all having dinner together in a very strange Concept Restaurant.

Alongside new story missions, Turf Wars promises a new enemy type in the form of a heavy with a mini-gun, and three new suits, one of which has an Iron Man theme going on.

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Remember Spider-Man PS4's "puddlegate"? Ahead of the game's release, people got hot under the collar about an adjustment in puddle placement in a scene which sees far less water coverage. There was a kerfuffle but, inevitably, when the game came out and people started playing and enjoying it, the kerfuffle evaporated (Digital Foundry debunked the whole thing, too).

Shadow of the Tomb Raider physical sales down on Tomb Raider reboot

Shadow of the Tomb Raider's launch week physical sales were down 70 per cent on those of the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot. Lara Croft's latest adventure failed to top the UK chart, too - held off by another amazing week of sales for PS4 exclusive Marvel's Spider-Man.

Of course, Shadow will likely have sold more digital downloads now than 2013's game did (as ever, UK numbers company Chart-Track does not count these). But Shadow also only posted a meagre gain in sales on the more recent Rise of the Tomb Raider, which unlike Shadow was initially released only for Xbox One.

On the topic of console exclusives, Spider-Man continues to sell phenomenally well. It is top of the chart again this week, and in its two weeks of release has already almost matched the lifetime sales of this year's God of War - which didn't do shabbily either.

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Spider-Man PS4 is a great game (check out Christian Donlan's Spider-Man review to find out why), but there's more to it than web-slinging and punching up bad guys. It's also a game packed with Easter eggs, many of which revolve around characters and events from the Marvel universe. And there are even hints at the future.

Spider-Man is getting a New Game Plus update

Spider-Man has been out for a mere five days, but many enthusiasts have already speedily completed the game and are hungry for more. These fans will soon be able to swing back into the action with some new challenges, as Insomniac has announced a New Game Plus update is in the pipelines.

The news spread across the web after Insomniac replied to a fan question on Twitter. There isn't a solid release date, but it sounds like it's currently in the final stages of production.

New Game Plus modes typically provide extra challenges to give games added replayability. God of War's recent New Game Plus update, for instance, made end-game weapons available from the start, but enemies more challenging to deal with from the get-go. We don't yet know exactly what Insomniac has in store for Spider-Man's new game update, but it's likely to be along these lines. One thing is certain: if you found your first playthrough to be a walk in the park(er), the New Game Plus mode will provide something different for your second playthrough.

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Insomniac offers to patch out the ill-fated marriage proposal in Spider-Man

Insomniac offers to patch out the ill-fated marriage proposal in Spider-Man

"The Easter egg is probably the saddest Easter egg in a game."

Insomniac Games has offered to patch out an in-game marriage proposal after discovering the relationship concerned broke down just a few weeks before Spider-Man's highly-anticipated release.

Tyler Schultz approached Insomniac back in May, asking if the developer could help him propose to his girlfriend "in a big way". Amazingly, Marvel agreed, and the words "Maddie, will you marry me?" are indeed included on a movie theatre marquee in the final game.

Sadly, it seems the proposal did not quite go to plan, though. According to a video blog by Schultz - which also gives instructions on where to find the sign - Schultz's girlfriend allegedly left him just a few weeks before the game was released.

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Insomniac details Spider-Man's post-launch story DLC The City That Never Sleeps

UPDATE 3/9/18: Ahead of Spider-Man's PlayStation 4 release this Friday, September 7th, Insomniac has unveiled a brand-new teaser trailer for the game's upcoming story DLC, The City That Never Sleeps.

The teaser's notable for the fact that it offers a first look at Insomniac's interpretation of fan favourite character Felicia Hardy, otherwise known as Black Cat. As the developer revealed last week, Hardy's presence will be felt during the base game, but players won't encounter her directly without playing through the The City That Never Sleeps' first episode, The Heist.

That's due to arrive on October 23rd, with later instalments Spider-Man: Turf Wars and Spider-Man: Silver Lining launching in November and December.

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Upcoming PS4 exclusives God of War, Detroit and Spider-Man currently unavailable to pre-order from Amazon

UPDATE 20/4/18: God of War launches today and is now available to buy from Amazon, despite the retailer closing pre-orders for the game earlier this week.

Other upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusives like Detroit and Spider-Man remain unavailable to pre-order, with no explanation given.

Whatever the beef is with PlayStation and Amazon, it appears to relate to the pre-ordering of games only. Happily, we haven't heard any reports that pre-orders sent in before Amazon shut them down were not received as expected.

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Here's the cool new trailer for Insomniac's Spider-Man game

Sony's released a new trailer for Insomniac's Spider-Man game and it looks awesome.

In the video we see more of Peter Parker. With Kingpin behind bars, Parker dares to wonder whether it's safe for him to relax. We also see Peter's "very close friend" Mary Jane Watson and Aunt May.

Of course it's not long before we see Spider-Man do his thing, fighting against a raft of enemies and sorting out a bank robbery. We also see what looks like a playable Mary Jane section.

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Insomniac's Spider-Man debuts gameplay footage

Insomniac's Spider-Man debuts gameplay footage

Miles Morales confirmed, but is he playable?

Ratchet and Clank and Sunset Overdrive developer Insomniac Games' upcoming Spider-Man title finally debuted gameplay footage at Sony's E3 press conference.

As you can see in the sizzle reel below, this upcoming Spider-Man title, which so far just seems to be called Spider-Man, looks like a mix of quite a few recent superhero games.

It's got the sneaky stealth bits of Batman's Arkham series, the superpowered parkour of inFamous, and the pleasant swinging sensation of Bionic Commando. All the while Spidey quips in his adorably obnoxious way.

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Watch Sony's fancy pants PS4 advert

And hunt for video game references.

John Lewis and M&S eat your hearts out. Sony's released a fancy new PlayStation 4 advert just in time for Christmas - and it's packed with video game references.