It’s finally done. I completed Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered twice and got all achievements (or “platinum”, as console players would say). I just have to kill some time in between and move on to Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales that’s just around the corner.
While we don’t have a set PC release date, we’ve been told that the release window will be in Fall 2022 so that could be anytime from September to November. In any case, it will be released by the end of the year for sure and I have no doubt in my mind that Nixxes Software will do an amazing job when it comes to porting it. Waiting is hard, so recently I’ve been spending some time watching random gameplay clips of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales on YouTube and I have to tell you – I like what I’ve seen so far. Here are some things that really got my attention.
A new protagonist
While we get to swing and zip around the same map of New York, we don’t get to play as Peter Parker anymore. If you played Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered you will remember the moment when Miles also gets bitten by a spider that gives him powers and in the post-credits scene, he finally reveals his powers to Peter. So with a new protagonist, we shall also get new swinging animations, combat moves, and skills. Can’t wait.
Let it snow, let it snow ♪
Remember when I mentioned the same map of New York? Well, that’s only….partially true. While we might zip around the familiar buildings and landmarks, the whole city of New York will be covered by a fresh coat of paint. And by that I mean snow. Just look at this image above and try to tell me that doesn’t look amazing. It sure does!
Zap & hide
I also mentioned new skills but what’s even more interesting are some abilities that are exclusive to this Spider-Man, notably venom blast and camouflage. Remember that Electric Punch suit power from here? It was a great way to stun and control enemies while dishing out the damage. Look forward to the flashier and improved version of it here. And camouflage does exactly what it implies – turn you invisible. In Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered the closest you would get to being invisible was during the stealth takedowns. Once you have been seen, it was full combat mode until you take down every single enemy. But Miles Morales solves that easily.
Suits and more suits
After I finished the campaign in Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, my main motivation for 100% completing the game was the incentive for unlocking more suits. Some of them were tied to crime tokens, some to side missions and so on…..you get the idea. Based on what I’ve seen, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will have a lot of swaggy outfits, but I especially want to single out his futuristic 2020 suit. Simply amazing!
A cat companion
Ok, this should technically also go into the suits section, but also…….should it really? I mean, cmon, you get a cat as a part of your suit that occasionally assists you during takedowns and cheers on you during fights. Also, look at that cute Spider-Man mask on its face. Anyway, the actual name is “Bodega Cat Suit” and it is awarded by finishing the story and also something called a “Cat’s Pyjamas: mission. No clue what that might be but we shall all find out about it eventually. Around or after September, I suppose. In any case, if anyone from Sony is reading this by any case, we won’t hold it against you if you move up the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales by a week or two.