I recently got to go hands-on with the first few hours of Marvel’s Spider-Man and play through the game’s first few missions, which involves taking down Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin, and later investigating an Inner Demons break-in. If you missed our coverage, check out my impressions on the game’s combat system, character development, progression system, and open-world map of Manhattan.
Meanwhile, PlayStation Access recently revealed video footage of the opening mission where Spidey and the NYPD storm Fisk Tower to take Kingpin into custody.
The first few minutes of the video show off some of Spider-Man’s stealth abilities, which include elevated take-downs and web-based silent take-downs. This mission happens to come right after Mary Jane’s gameplay introduction, though that hasn’t made it into this most recent gameplay video.
After that, you’ll see some of the open-world activities the game offers, including finding backpacks that dig a little deeper into the history of developer Insomniac’s version of the web-head. You’ll also see one form of the crime-fighting mini-missions you can engage in, particularly the car-chase type that involves swinging to a getaway car, web-zipping over to it, and handily removing all of the bad guys from said car one by one.
Finally, the video shows an extended look at the opening mission and will give you a small taste of the Kingpin boss fight that bookends what creative director Bryan Intihar admits to be a tutorial, albeit one of the most exciting and fun tutorials I’ve ever played.
“I’m not going to lie and say it’s not a tutorial in some aspects,” Intihar said. “You got to learn somehow, and we tried to find that balance between making the opening epic and cool, but at the same time making sure you understand the ins and outs, the basics of our Spider-Man.”
Marvel’s Spider-Man launches September 7th for PlayStation 4.