Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be “massive,” according to the voice actor who plays web-wielding Peter Parker in Insomniac’s critically acclaimed superhero series.
In conversation with ComicBookMovie.com (opens in new tab)Voice actor Yuri Lowenthal revealed some tantalizing tidbits about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 ahead of its release on PS5 later this year, including what we can expect from the scope of the highly anticipated sequel.
“I still have a little [more work] to do,” said Löwenthal. “It’s a massive game, so I still have some work to do.”
Lowenthal’s emphasis on the size of the sequel is certainly interesting. The open world of 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man wasn’t anything special. In an excellent piece of investigative journalism, one author calculated that the game’s virtual Manhattan was about a quarter the size of the real game (about Twinfinite (opens in new tab)). This makes the original open world of Marvel’s Spider-Man approximately 14.8 square kilometers – an immense size for each person to explore alone.
Lowenthal complained that he “[couldn’t] really talk a lot about the game,” but described the size of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 as “amazing.” While details are sparse, Lowenthal’s comments suggest we could see an even bigger open world this time around, though Insomniac Games hasn’t confirmed that.
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Additionally, Lowenthal appeared to confirm that the sequel is on track to deliver end of 2023 (between September and November) release window. “I know [Insomniac are] confident about their release date, and [they’ve] was always good at it,” Lowenthal told the publication.
Also thanks to the pandemic, delays have been no stranger to the gaming industry in recent years. Starfield, Darktide, STALKER 2: Hearts of Chornobyl, and Forspoken all suffered setbacks in 2022. In this regard, 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.
Both Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales offered thrilling open-world adventures that offered new ways of looking at the web-slinger and lifted the iconic hero from the shadows of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The forthcoming entry aims to bring the two Spider-Men of the same name 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. The previous titles did a great job of authentically capturing the Spider-Man fantasy while delivering smooth, action-oriented gameplay, so I hope there’s more of that this time around.