Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be “huge,” according to the voice actor who plays Peter Parker in Insomniac’s critically acclaimed superhero series.
In an interview with ComicBookMovie.com (Opens in a new tab)In advance of its release on PS5 later this year, voice actor Yuri Lowenthal revealed some exciting insights into Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, including what we can expect from how big the highly anticipated sequel is.
“I still have a few [more work] Lowenthal said. “It’s a huge game, so I’m still putting in a little bit of work.”
Lowenthal’s focus on the size of the sequel is certainly interesting. The original 2018 Marvel’s Spider-Man open world was nothing to sniff at. In an excellent investigative journalism article, one writer calculated that the game’s virtual Manhattan was roughly a quarter the size of the real thing (Via Twinfinite (Opens in a new tab)). This puts the original Marvel’s Spider-Man open world at about 14.8 square kilometers – an enormous size for anyone to explore on their own.
Lowenthal lamented that “[couldn’t] He talked a lot about the game”, but called the scale of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 “amazing”. Despite being light on specific details, Lowenthal’s comments suggest we could see a larger open world this time around, though this has not been confirmed by Insomniac Games.
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Plus, Lowenthal seemed to confirm that the sequel is on track to make it happen Late 2023 (between September and November) release window. “I know [Insomniac are] Confident of their release date, and [they’ve] He’s always good at it,” Lowenthal told the publication.
Thanks to the pandemic, the gaming industry has been no stranger to delays in recent years. Starfield, Darktide, STALKER 2: Hearts of Chornobyl, and Forspoken all suffered pushbacks in 2022. In that vein, 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 offered thrilling open-world adventures that provided new glimpses into the web-slinging dart, bringing the iconic hero out from under the shadow of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The upcoming entry looks to bring the two eponymous Spider-Men together while offering 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 have done a great job of authentically capturing the Spider-Man fantasy, while offering smooth, action-oriented gameplay, so I’m hoping for more of the same this time around.