Insomniac's Spider-Man game confirms that the classic suit worn by Peter Parker will be part of the PlayStation-exclusive game when it debuts later this year. Hoping to reinvent the sometimes maligned world of Spider-Man games, Insomniac is pulling from all eras of Spider-Man's 56-year history in the ambitious title.
Casting its web further than before, Insomniac will debut the biggest Spider-Man game to date in the open-world adventure that once again puts Peter Parker at its core. With a redesign of some classic villains and a brand new suit already confirmed for the game, it looks like the iconic wall-crawler suit will appear at some point during Peter Parker's latest adventure.
Insomniac is upping its marketing campaign ahead of Spider-Man's September release and has just dropped The Daily Bugle Issue #2. Acting as a fictional news source for Spider-Man's New York City, the paper includes a story about the masked hero stopping Rhino. Shared by the official PlayStation twitter, the article shows the legendary red and blue suit in action:
As well as being a staple of the comics, the classic Spider-Man suit has been seen in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy and Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man movies. While the MCU included a different look for Tom Holland's Spider-Man, the classic suit clearly still has a place in Insomniac's world.
What the classic suit will do remains to be seen, but some on Twitter speculate that this is the outfit Insomniac will start the game with. With creative director Bryan Intihar confirming Spider-Man will have an original story that picks up with an already established version of Parker, it may come as a surprise that the first iteration of his suit has a part to play. Suggesting that different missions might require the use of different suits, gamers already know the Iron Spider suit that was recently seen in the Russo Brothers' Avengers: Infinity War will also come in handy.
Elsewhere, Peter Parker's homemade suit, the Spider-Man Noir suit, and Spider Punk are all confirmed for the game with their own unique abilities. Finally, with Miles Morales also tipped to have a background role in Spider-Man, developers and players have their hands full with a whole host of costume changes. There will be a variety of wardrobe choices as Spider-Man leaps across the New York skyline, but let's not forget that Insomniac is pushing the new "Advanced" Spider-Man suit with giant white emblem across most of its marketing material.
Putting the wheels in motion for a possible franchise of Spider-Man games, the various Easter eggs and nods to the decades of Spider-Man prove that developers at Insomniac have seriously put their work in. Even if Spider-Man is debuting a brand new version of Peter Parker, at least Web-Head isn't forgetting where he came from.
Find out more when Spider-Man swings into action on the PS4 on September 7.