A Spider-Man 2 prequel comic is on the way, too
[Update: Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered for PS5 is now available as a standalone title from the PlayStation Store, priced at $49.99.]
There’s more on the way for Insomniac’s take on Spider-Man, and now, the remastered version of the original is getting its own release. Insomniac Games is releasing a standalone version of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on PlayStation 5 sometime later this month.
Originally, the remastered version of 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man was only available as a part of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition. Now, there will be an option to get Peter’s adventure all by itself for PlayStation 5 owners.
For those who already own either a disc or digital copy of the original PlayStation 4 game, they will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 Remastered edition for a $10 fee. Miles Morales owners, meanwhile, will also be able to get the remaster through the Ultimate Edition upgrade. And if neither is your option, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered will run you $49.99 on the PlayStation Store.
As an important note, if you have a physical copy of the PS4 Spidey and want the digital PS5 remaster, you’ll need to put the disc in every time you want to play the digital version.
Free comic book day
If you want a peek at what is new in the world of Spider-Man, and what’s in store for the future, then this coming Saturday would be a good time to head to your local comic shop. Saturday, May 6 is Free Comic Book Day, a pretty rad event where lots of publishers put out free issues of various comics.
Part of this year’s comic roll-out is a new prequel comic for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Here’s an excerpt from today’s PlayStation blog, talking about what to expect:
“When we initially sat down with the team at Marvel, we explored a few different ideas about what kinds of stories we could tell in a prequel comic. But we kept coming back to the same core premise—What if Peter, Miles, and MJ had to team up against a new Super Villain whose powers they didn’t understand? Additionally, we wanted to make sure that we could get a peek into what this heroic trio has been doing since the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. What is Pete up to now that there are two Spider-Men in the city? How is Miles doing in school? And how is MJ’s journalism career going?”
Sounds like there will be a lot to contend with leading up to Insomniac’s new Spider-venture. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is still slated for sometime this fall.