One of the most requested Spidey suits for the PlayStation 4 exclusive game, outside of the black symbiote, was the web suit worn by Tobey Maguire in Sam Raimi’s film trilogy. After two DLC drops showed no signs of it coming to Marvel’s Spider-Man, a vocal minority on Twitter cried foul and accused developer Insomniac Games of not caring what its fans wanted. In a case of just hold on a minute, along with today’s finale launch of the gripping add-on “The City That Never Sleeps” story, fans will be able to put their Spidey in Maguire’s suit minus the dancing.
It’s a bittersweet moment in gaming as once the announcement dropped and showed off the 2002 classic threads in all its glory, the internet that had been quick to condemn Insomniac, decided to claim the launch as a knee jerk reaction victory. But in all honesty, it’s far from the truth. For anyone who’s never worked on a video game; it’s more than just button presses on a computer. Artists need to conceptualize, render, and rig a Spider-Man suit based on the Rami design from scratch, code its functions, test animations to make sure it doesn’t crash the game, and with a licensed property shared by two entities come various levels of approvals necessary. What’s more likely than simply turning something around in a week is this was in the works for months intended as a surprise. The most important thing is we have a new Spider-Man suit in the game which players weren’t charged extra for. So take that as the real victory.
Along with this new suit comes the final chapter of the DLC for the game.
The City That Never Sleeps: Silver Linings
Silver Sable is back in the action-packed conclusion to Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps. The deadly mercenary is back to reclaim her stolen Sable International tech and gear from the city’s thugs. But with Police Department Captain Yuri Watanabe on administrative leave after her controversial efforts against crime boss Hammerhead, and bigger threats on the horizon, Spider-Man must rely on unlikely allies to keep the city safe from impending calamity.
The DLC is available now and it isn’t the only bit of Marvel’s Spider-Man News. Following up on its 3.3 million copies sold at launch; NPD the company that tracks sales figures for various industries posted that at the end of November in a 3 month period Marvel’s Spider-Man had become the fastest selling superhero game of all time. This accounts for games from past system generations and current champions such as the Batman Arkham franchise.
So thank yous and congratulations are definitely in order for Insomniac Games, Marvel Games, and Sony on creating the dream Spider-Man game that lays out the blueprint for gaming experiences comic book fans deserve.