SPIDER-MAN 2: One Iconic New York Landmark Has Been Removed From The Upcoming Sequel

SPIDER-MAN 2: One Iconic New York Landmark Has Been Removed From The Upcoming Sequel SPIDER-MAN 2: One Iconic New York Landmark Has Been Removed From The Upcoming Sequel

It's been confirmed that one iconic New York City landmark will be missing from Insomniac Games' Spider-Man 2, and the reason may surprise you! We also have some new screenshots from the video game sequel.

By JoshWilding - Sep 11, 2023 09:09 AM EST
Filed Under: Spider-Man
Source: New York Times

New screenshots from Spider-Man 2 have been revealed and, no, your eyes don't deceive you! Those aren't photos of New York City; that's actually how good the Big Apple will look in the video game sequel.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales looked spectacular when the PlayStation 5 launched, but this feels like a title that's going to fully take advantage of the current generation of consoles. Honestly, this has the potential to be the best-looking PS5 game to date. 

However, as accurate as New York will look, one iconic landmark is going to be missing.

This isn't overly surprising after playing Spider-Man: Miles Morales, but it's been confirmed the Chrysler Building is not going to be part of the city's breathtaking skyline. That's due to licensing issues and what we're assuming is the amount of money the building's owners wanted for it to be included here.  

Of course, the lack of one building is easy to get over given how much larger the map will now be. Spider-Man 2 creative director Brian Intihar previously said, "We've added Queens and Brooklyn to the map, which makes it roughly twice the size of our previous work."

"These two neighbourhoods are a bit smaller and more residential, so they have a different charm than Manhattan. We have prepared some unexpected situations that we have never seen before, such as battles using the river that runs between the neighbourhoods, so please look forward to them."

Check out the latest Spider-Man 2 screenshots below.

"Spider-Men Peter Parker and Miles Morales face the ultimate test of strength inside and outside the mask as they fight to save the city, each other, and the ones they love," reads the game's synopsis, "from the monstrous Venom and the dangerous new symbiote threat."

"Explore an expansive Marvel's New York with faster web-swinging and the all-new Web Wings, quickly switching between Peter and Miles to experience different stories, epic new abilities and high-tech gear."

"Wield Peter's symbiote abilities and Miles' explosive bio-electric powers in battle against new and iconic Marvel Super Villains," it continues, "including an original take on a symbiote-infused Venom, the ruthless Kraven the Hunter, the volatile Lizard, and more from the Marvel Rogues' Gallery."

Spider-Man 2 swings into stores on October 20.

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