We’re starting to get a good idea of how Insomniac’s Spider-Man‘s story plays out, thanks to the recent trailer that debuted at Paris Games Week 2017, in which the arrest of Kingpin leaves a power vacuum for villains like Mister Negative and the Shocker to fill. But besides a short demo at E3 2017, which showcased some of Spider-Man’s combative web-slinging, information about its gameplay has been pretty closely guarded by the developer.
However, one thing we now know is that, unlike some previous titles featuring Spider-Man, Insomniac’s Spider-Man will have access to all his abilities from the start.
This is according to a recent interview with creative director Bryan Intihar, who confirmed that Spider-Man will start with his powers, and he’ll keep those powers.
“It’s not like you load up the game and he doesn’t have any powers,” Intihar said. “It’s not about doing something cool, stripping your powers and starting again. You play Spider-Man to be Spider-Man, and we want you to feel like that right away.”
Intihar also revealed that Peter Parker’s Spider-Man won’t be the only playable character in the game. Mary-Jane Watson will also have her time to shine, although playing as M.J. is “a very different experience to playing as Spider-Man, and it stays true to her character, in terms of her background that she’s a reporter for the Daily Bugle.”
A brief moment in the Paris Games Week trailer shows a third-person, over-the-shoulder camera perspective behind Mary-Jane, possibly hinting that her gameplay moments will involve a mixture of investigation and stealth.
Spider-Man is scheduled to launch on PlayStation 4 sometime in 2018.