Miles is ‘his own Spider-Man’
While we wait for an inevitable (and much-needed) deep dive into Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Insomniac has shared a clean-as-hell new screenshot of the spin-off game and let out a few more details.
Miles Morales is “a full arc for Miles Morales that started in Spider-Man,” creative director Brian Horton told EW. “We really are completing this hero’s coming of age in our game. It is a complete story.”
He added that once the developers got rolling, “we realized that, with a little bit more of a compact storytelling style, we could tell a very emotionally impactful story that would fit really well as an experience that would take Spider-Man and [Miles Morales] and do justice to this character.”
As we gleaned from the short reveal trailer, it’s set in winter – a year after Spider-Man‘s story – and “Miles’ Harlem home is on the verge of being torn apart by a war between an energy corporation and a criminal organization armed to the teeth with advanced tech,” according to the publication.
There’s talk of invisibility and bioshock capabilities, training sessions with Peter, and Insomniac’s characterization overall – one of the high points of the last game. “What I think is really compelling about Miles as a character is he has friends that he could actually let into his world – his human world and his Spider world,” said Horton. “He’s a little different in the way he approaches it.”
As for where Spider-Man fits in with the wider Marvel video game landscape, “Each game is in the Marvel universe, but they’re in their own reality, if you will,” according to Marvel Games VP & head of creative Bill Rosemann. “Currently, our plan is to keep each game set in its own Marvel universe.”
Thank goodness for that.