Spider-Man PS4 is finally out around the world right now, after months of anticipation and speculation. In this Spider-Man PS4 everything we know guide, we'll be detailing everything you need to know going into Insomniac's latest game, including a Spider-Man PS4 review roundup, all the Spider-Man PS4 characters you need to know about, as well as a look at some further Spider-Man PS4 DLC - Silver Lining DLC, and more.
Spider-Man on PS4 might be the hot new game right now, but don't forget about the golden days of Spider-Man 2. We recently published a full retrospective on the game, featuring interviews with developers who worked on the game at Treyarch. For all that and more, head over to our Spider-Man 2 retrospective.
Spider-Man PS4 Silver Lining DLC Release Date
Thanks to an update on the PS Blog, we know the release date for the Silver Lining DLC. It will release on December 21, and will round out the City That Never Sleeps DLC. There are three new suits: an Into the Spiderverse suit, a Cyborg Spider suit, and the Aaron Aikman Armor Suit. You can check them out in the teaser below.
Spider-Man PS4 Turf Wars DLC Release Date
Thanks to a sneaky in-game notification, we now know some new details regarding Spider-Man PS4's second DLC. Turf Wars looks to focus on Hammerhead, who was teased in the first DLC pack. It will release on November 20.
Spider-Man PS4 The Heist DLC
As of right now, we know that three DLC packs are coming for Spider-Man PS4 after launch. The first of these, called 'The Heist', features Black Cat, releases on October 23, and you can see the debut trailer for it just below.
Spider Man PS4 The Heist adds a bunch of new story missions, challenges, and three new suits. It follows a museum heist gone wrong that gets MJ and Peter wrapped up with Black Cat. You'll be able to play through from new game plus, and get two new trophies.
Outside of this first DLC pack, there will be two additional expansions arriving in November and December. The November expansion is called 'Turf War', while the latter in December is titled 'Silver Lining.' As of right now, we have all of the info on all three expansions.
Spider-Man PS4 Release Date
As was revealed by Game Informer in July, the final release date for Spider-Man PS4 is September 7. Thankfully this is a Friday, so we can get kitted out in our Spider-suits and roam around Manhattan for a full weekend, before we have to return to adult life on Monday. Sigh.
Spider-Man PS4 Review Roundup
As of Tuesday, September 4, some Spider-Man PS4 reviews have been published online, ahead of the final game releasing later in the week. We've rounded up a sample of reviews from around the web just below:
- USgamer: 4.5/5 - "This is an absolutely beautiful game, with solid combat and a great story. Most of all, it really sells the feeling of being Spider-Man."
- Eurogamer: Recommended - "Spider-Man's combat can be button-mashed, but it's actually at its best when there's a sense of fairness to it, and when it encourages precision. A precision manhole cover, say."
- IGN: 8.7/10 - "Insomniac has delivered a Spider-Man story that both surprised and delighted me, coupled with gameplay that made me feel like Spider-Man nearly every step of the way."
- Gamespot: 9/10 - "Insomniac has created a superior Spider-Man experience that leaves a lasting impression, one that has you longing for just one more swing around New York City, even after the credits roll."
Spider-Man PS4 Story Trailer
Just below, you can check out the story trailer for Spider-Man that was released at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. The trailer shows off Mary Jane (now a reporter for the Daily Bugle) as a second playable character, Silver Sable, as well as a brief glimpse at Spidey's classic suit.
Playing as M.J. is a pretty exciting thought, as it brings a whole new aspect to the overall game. Sure, slinging around New York City via webs is fun, but it'd also be great to duck out of this, and get a more grounded take on the events of Spider-Man on PS4 from Mary Jane's perspective.
Spider-Man PS4 Miles Morales Teaser
Just below, you can check out the 'launch trailer' for Spider-Man, released on August 13 by Sony. The most interesting detail in this trailer is how big a role Miles Morales has. There's definitely some teasing by Insomniac that the character could have a big role to play in the game. Could Miles be donning his very own Spider-suit? We'll have to wait and see to find out.
A Superhero's suit is everything, and it turns out there are 27 in total for Spider-Man on the PS4,. Head over to our Spider Man PS4 Suits Guide for more info.
Spider-Man PS4 Gameplay
Sony took to the stage during their E3 2018 press conference in June and showed off a brand new gameplay trailer for Spider-Man. It showed our titular hero intervening in a breakout at The Raft prison. There were a ton of villains involved, including Electro, Scorpion, Rhino, Vulture, Mister Negative and another mystery character teased at the end.
It looks as though the Sinister Six will be the main team of villains going up against Spider-Man in the game. But who could the mystery sixth member of the team be? If you listen very closely to the noise they make at the conclusion of the video, our money is on Venom, villain from the infamous Spider-Man 3.
After going hands on with Spider-Man at E3 2018, Polygon had some interesting analysis of the game map. "Spider-Man’s world captures the idea of New York rather than the actual place", Chris Plante writes. The city basically functions as a clean version of 1970's New York, with realistic recreations of inconic buildings like the Empire State Building, Chinatown, and Manhattan Bridge.
In an interview with PlayStation Trophies, Spider-Man community director James Stevenson revealed that Miles Morales will have a "much bigger role than just a cameo", after the character was briefly glimpsed at the end of the E3 2017 gameplay demo at Sony's presentation.
More story details have emerged from the interview, including the fact that the Peter Parker in Spider-Man is 23 years old, and has been saving the people of New York City for almost 10 years. Norman Osborn (aka. the Green Goblin) is running for mayor of NYC, while Martin Li, the enemy of the E3 2017 demo, is the boss at Aunt May's workplace.
Spider-Man PS4 was announced in a trailer during Sony’s E3 2016 conference. Insomniac, developers of Ratchet & Clank, Resistance, and Sunset Overdrive, was revealed as the developer of the game, while New York City was also shown in all its glory during the minute-long trailer.
Spider-Man got the Digital Foundry analysis in the video just below, where John and Dave spoke at length about how the game impressed on the PS4 Pro at E3 2017. Spider-Man will be using the same technology at Ratchet & Clank to simulate true 4K, and although the game supports full HDR, it won't be running at native 4K on the PS4 Pro.
The game generally has a very "soft and smooth" image, and uses motion blur seamlessly, giving Spider-Man a general pre-rendered CGI look to it. New York City itself is also very impressive, as shadows are clear and defined, while there's very little pop-in from distant buildings around the city skyline.
This is a complete roundup of the latest information surrounding Spider-Man PS4 at this point in time. As we mentioned previously, we'll be keeping this up to date with all the latest information from both Sony and Insomniac.