Game Informer‘s continuing coverage on Marvel’s Spider-Man has turned its focus to the hero’s variety of gadgets and suits, and how he’ll use them to save the citizens.
Being the inventor that he is, Peter Parker uses his knowledge to create gadgets in the game, giving him additional versatility out in the field. These gadgets will be selectable from a gadget wheel, and while Game Informer learned about three during its recent hands-on with the game, there are plenty more where these came from.
- Trip Wire: This gadget is one of the few fans have already seen, when Spider-Man used it to string two enemies together at last year’s E3. In addition to playing Newton’s Cradle with two enemies, the Trip Wire can also be placed on walls to trap unsuspecting enemies walking past. The gadget will also activate automatically to prevent enemies falling off platforms to their death, but fortunately, this doesn’t take from your supply.
- Web Bomb: Serving as a prime crowd control gadget, the Web Bomb will pop up like a bouncing betty before tangling all surrounding enemies in its webbing. How long it holds these enemies depends on how upgraded the gadget is.
- Spider-Drone: This drone operates not unlike drones in other games, hovering above enemies, laying down fire, and diverting focus away from you, although the fire it’s raining down is web instead of bullets. This gadget will be included in the game’s collection of pre-order bonuses.
These gadgets will be stored in Spider-Man’s Spidey suit, of which there are many. Developer Insomniac is paying respect to the extensive comic history of Spider-Man with a huge selection of suits that offer more than just as cosmetic change. Each suit gives Spider-Man unique abilities that can be swapped between suits at will, and there are apparently more than 24 suits to choose from in total. There are currently four suits we know about, and Game Informer broke down some of their special functions:
- Classic Suit: Temporarily boosts the player’s damage fourfold.
- Advanced Suit: This is the game’s standard suit, seen on the box art. Presumably, this means the suit won’t offer anything special.
- Noir Suit: No special ability was detailed for this iconic suit.
- Spider-Punk Suit: Strangely, this suit allows players to pull out a guitar in the middle of battle and blast enemies away with the power of music.
Spider-Man will use these gadgets and suits to help every-day citizens, in between taking down the story’s major bad guys. As an open-world game, there will be tons and tons of side quests to complete, and Game Informer had the chance to check out a number of them. These can include stopping general crime, such as a store robbery, as well as taking part in speed trials, fortress assaults, and other popular side quest staples that each unravel their own stories.
The list of the different missions Game Informer saw can be found in its official breakdown, along with clips of the different gadgets and images of some of the suits. These new details on Spider-Man will be added to the pile of everything fans learned last week, such as the game’s lack of microtransactions and how web swinging will operate. Game Informer still have several weeks of coverage on the game coming up, so keep your Spidey sense at the ready.
Spider-Man is slated to launch September 7th, exclusively on PlayStation 4.
Source: Game Informer