In case you missed perhaps one of the happiest day in a lot of web-heads’ lives, Insomniac Games unveiled the first trailer of a PS4-exclusive title, simply named (for now) Spider-Man. Not only is the game not another doomed, movie-based release, but IGN’s Joshua Yehl confirmed with some higher-ups behind the scenes that this will be Insomniac Games’s original interpretation of the arachnid humanoid.
To add to the already-great news, the trailer revealed at E3 is reportedly all in-game footage from a current-generation PS4, according to a report by IGN’s Joe Skrebels. Yes, you heard that correctly. You won’t need to buy the new PlayStation Neo to get all this wall-crawling goodness.
Fans have been looking forward to a Spider-Man game that could rival the likes of the Batman Arkham series. Not since Activision’s 2004 Spider-Man 2 installment (which, oddly enough, was a successful, movie-based video game) have fans had a game to rave about. No, please do not mention The Amazing Spider-Man video game. Apart from its mediocre-at-best free-roam (that had you attaching webs to imaginary points in the sky in classic N64 fashion), the film-based namesake lacked gameplay attractive enough to keep even the most die-hard fans engaged for more than an hour at a time.
While there hasn’t been an official release date announced, there hopefully won’t be too long of a wait before web-heads everywhere can starting swinging through the streets of New York again.