Showing posts with label Insomniac Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Insomniac Games. Show all posts

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Marvel’s Spider-Man Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Game Ever

Marvel’s Spider-Man breaks record and dethrones God of War by becoming fastest-selling PS4 title ever.

Today's pop culture generation is largely dominated by superheroes whether they appear in comics, movies or even on TV series but very rarely as video games. That is because, studios are afraid to fail in delivering an honest to source adaptation and therefore having a poor reception.

Except for the Batman: Arkham series in the past, very few have succeeded both commercially and critically in this genre, until the recent release of PlayStation 4-exclusive title Marvel’s Spider-Man that has sold over 3.3 million copies within the first three days after launch while winning the hearts of critics as well.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Game Ever

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The game has a retail price of $59.99 and 3.3 million copies literally translate to an estimated sum of $198 million, which clearly surpasses the opening weekend box office collection of $117 million by last year's Spider-Man: Homecoming movie.

The figure of game units sold also includes limited edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle sales but they didn't reveal how many units have they sold of this bundles. This definitely creates a history as it has even exceeded the sales of 2018's God of War.

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Previously, there was many other iteration of the wall-crawling hero from New York, released over the platforms like Gameboy, PlayStation, Wii U and Xbox over the years. However, none came any closer to what developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment brought to the table.

Even after their attempt to mildly reinvent the age-old legacy of Spidey to a modern day audience, gameplay, graphics and story of the game was heavily praised by all.

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The very concept of Spider-Man was created by writer Stan Lee (Thor, X-Men) and artist Steve Ditko (Hawk and Dove, Legion of Super-Heroes) in 1962 for Marvel Comics as he first appeared on the pages of in Amazing Fantasy, issue #15.

Then almost twenty years after, Spider-Man makes his first appearance in video game on 1982 for Atari 2600 system, which was simply titled after the name of the hero and also was the very first video game that featured a character from Marvel.

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Sony is heavily excited about this because, Marvel’s Spider-Man is a first-party video game title that has come out for weeks now and the overwhelmingly positive consumer feedback suggests that it will sell a ton more in the upcoming months.

Insomniac Games have finally did some justice to Spider-Man by putting him into a game that tells more than a story of superhero and shows it to the world why he is the amazing friendly neighborhood bug that everyone is so very fond of.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Marvel’s Spider-Man Comics Inspirations

Bill Rosemann of Marvel Games talks about most inspiring comic-book moments from Spider-Man history.

Only a week passed since developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment released action-adventure game Marvel’s Spider-Man as a PlayStation 4-exclusive, fans and true believers have jumped into it like moth to fire.

The engaging gameplay mechanics of the title was what everyone was excited about from the beginning but now after it is finally released, everyone is also praising its story pacing as well, meaning the script-writing went pretty well.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Comics Inspirations

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Talking about how well everyone's favorite Wall-Crawler is doing through the new release, the game’s creators and people who collaborated with them decided to share their source of inspiration for the project and we couldn't resist sharing that with you guys.

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Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15

AMAZING FANTASY (1962) #15
Starting at the very beginning point was the historical debut issue that encapsulates the origin of a hero created by writer Stan Lee (Thor, X-Men) and artist Steve Ditko (Hawk and Dove, Legion of Super-Heroes), even coming up with his famous motto of "With great power there must also come great responsibility".

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Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #1-#38
Eventually Web-Head finds his place on a brand-new monthly ongoing series for himself where Lee and Ditko had their legendary run for a while. The world of Peter Parker and Spider-Man colliding on a daily basis was the primary aspects of this run while an infamous rogue’s gallery slowly forms for him to tackle in his upcoming crime-fighting years.

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Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) #1

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN (2000) #1
A new era begin with the re-imagining of the hero writer Brian Michael Bendis (Age of Ultron, Avengers Disassembled) and artist Mark Bagley (Hulk – Banner DOA, Venom – Lethal Protector), playing with the idea of retelling the classics to a new generation of readers and offered alternate tweaks at the familiar characters from the lore in Ultimate Spider-Man series. A lot of insights were taken from the series during the development of Marvel’s Spider-Man.

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Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #546

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #546
The original series of Spidey gets a fresh new take with "Brand New Day" era, courtesy of writer Dan Slott (She-Hulk, Silver Surfer) and his iconic take on the life of the Web-Slinger. This talented creator was responsible for some serious changes and development the entire world of Spider-Man has gone through.

Luckily for fans, he was one of the heads that offered his valuable perspective to build a foundation for the game’s story alongside his then editor Stephen Wacker and current Spider-Man series editor, Nick Lowe.

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Dark Reign: Mister Negative (2009) #1

DARK REIGN: MISTER NEGATIVE (2009) #1
The character Martin Li, a.k.a. Mister Negative made his first appearance following the events of "One More Day", also created by Dan Slott. He grew as an ambitious antagonist, who in his villainous persona is dedicated to build his criminal empire and the other half is a generous person who runs a shelter at the F.E.A.S.T. center for less fortunate people.

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Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #659

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #659
Following the "Big Time" storyline by Slott, he came up with a brilliant idea of giving spider-powers to everyone of Manhattan including other super-heroes and villains as well. He takes on Sinister Six and teamed-up with Fantastic Four for an all-new adventure trip.

Thus, slowly culminating the concept of "Spider Island" saga and though not the same, New York comes under a threat from a deadly infection that Spidey should take care of.

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Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #661

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1991) #661
Another fresh take we saw during the period of Christos Gage (Thunderbolts – Secret Invasion, World War Hulk – X-Men) serving as a writer on the series and he also joined on board during the development stage of the game to offer his ideas on the character and his relationship to the ones closed to him as well. His style of significantly blending action and humor in the monthly run was quite noticeable.

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Spidergeddon, Issue #0

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So, you can already see how there are a tons of concept placed from the comics even without maintaining a correlation with any continuation. Of course, every other incarnation of any Marvel character is a version from another different reality and executive creative director of Marvel Games, Bill Rosemann believes it allows more creative freedom for experimenting.

Which is why, Marvel’s Spider-Man is taking part in the upcoming major crossover-event "Spider-Geddon" with a group of Spider-Men from other realities. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man Sequel May Feature Symbiote Suit & Venom

Insomniac's game director teases Venom and the Symbiote for a possible sequel of Marvel's Spider-Man.

Newly released action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man from developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment on PlayStation 4 has been doing exceptionally well. Not only fans love it but review-aggregation sites are also leaving very positive remarks as well.

Although the story premise created for the game is pretty self-contained for Spidey fans to enjoy over and over, seems like the development team have left more elements to explore in a possible sequel.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Sequel May Feature Symbiote Suit

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While announcing the release of the game, Insomniac notified the fans about including some extra suits and everyone is busy going through the story mode, collecting backpacks, complete the side-missions and unlock dozens of new suits.

Many different versions of his suits from both comics and movies are among the list but one fan-favorite particular one, Spider-Man's Symbiote suit is surprisingly missing from the game. Are they part of some larger plans by the developers?

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Insomniac Games' creative director Bryan Intihar recently came to an interview talking about the game and in a deep discussion with parts that contains spoiler, he revealed that they indeed have plans for a sequel.

When asked about the reason for not including the iconic symbiote suit, he stated that they really want to explore the story behind the suit and do proper justice to it, because it simply deserves to have a better status than just a mere unlockable suit.

I think something like that suit (symbiote suit) deserves its day in the spotlight. I think just making it an unlockable suit wouldn't be doing it justice. It's one of the best stories for Spider-Man. I think it's a complex story. And I think it's a story that needs to be told, and it needs to be told the way Insomniac would tell it.
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN.

In post-credits scene, we see that Norman Osborn has kept his terminally ill son Harry Osborn in a holding tank filled with green liquid and held by a black web-like substance as they try to cure him.

When he places his hand on the tank Osborn didn't notice that it eventually reacts by imitating his move. Now, this sticky black goop definitely is the Venom symbiote and the sequel may either have the villain making his debut or will take Peter as a host before it finally finds out Eddie Brock.

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During the "Secret Wars" crossover event in 1984, the black Symbiote suit was first worn by Spider-Man when his original red and blue one was damaged in a fight. Initially he noticed a presence of sentience within it but never paid much attention until it bonded with him further and starts affecting his behavior.

Once he realized that how much it is altering his personality, Peter managed to get rid of the suit and then it found Eddie Brock, with whom it bonded and became Venom.

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Venom (2018) Movie Poster

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Though Sony has yet to officially announce a sequel for this PS4-exclusive, we can connect the dots ourselves. With so many clues to progress the plot of the game to another installment and a successful commercial run, it is only a matter of time they start developing it already.

A live-action Venom movie starring actor Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) is releasing in less than a month, which will create some hype for the character in advance even though fans are well aware of him.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist DLC 1 Teaser

A teaser for Marvel’s Spider-Man post launch DLC content: The Heist introduces Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat.

Revealed only a week ahead of the release of upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure title Marvel’s Spider-Man, the first chapter The Heist, of the post-launch DLC, The City That Never Sleeps gets a teaser as well. The game features a wide array of characters from Spidey's friends and foes, many of whom have already made appearances in the promotional videos and arts. One of his old associate Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat makes her surprise debut for the first DLC.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist DLC 1 Teaser

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Witness the first encounter of Spider-Man with the notorious cat burglar of New York in the brand-new teaser for upcoming DLC.




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In our last scoop, we learned that throughout the entire game Spidey will receive various clues left behind by Black Cat. When she have had enough of her teasing, Hardy will present herself to Peter and obviously, what follows afterwards will be a city-wide chase as she plans out for some big-time heist. Our friendly neighborhood wall-crawler will be taking on new missions and facing challenges once her true motive is finally revealed. The Heist DLC will unlock three new suits for Spider-Man.

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Originally, the character Black Cat was introduced back in 1979 on the pages of issue 194 of The Amazing Spider-Man monthly ongoing series to become a frenemy to our beloved hero. Developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment is building a world where everything is revamped including Spidey himself. To keep par with that, Felicia received a new look and can be flexible on her allegiance from time to time, or even end up creating a spark with the Web-Head.

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Following the launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man on September 7 for PS4, The Heist comes out in October 23. All three chapters of the DLC will be available to purchase for only $9.99 and the entire bundle will cost $24.99 only. Placing a pre-order for the Digital Deluxe Edition spending $79.99 can also get you the DLC contents along with the full game. The second and final chapters, Turf Wars and Silver Lining will see release on November 2018 and December 2018 respectively.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Marvel’s Spider-Man Post Launch DLC Revealed

Marvel’s Spider-Man will keep you busy until the end of 2018 with three new chapters of post launch DLC content.

At this point we are really waiting for upcoming action-adventure title Marvel’s Spider-Man to release next week on September 7, while developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed something way ahead of their time. Aside from a fresh take at our friendly neighborhood webhead, the game offers a spectacular gameplay and ahead of release, they reveal details on post launch DLC titled Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Post Launch DLC Revealed

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This new DLC from Marvel’s Spider-Man game is parted into three different chapters and the first one being The Heist, which comes out in October 23. Within the main game, Peter Parker will find scattered clues left behind that leads to a certain cat burglar he knows, Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat. After teasing our hero for some time, she reveals herself with new missions and challenges for Spidey. A new band of enemy faction will appear and three new suits will be there to unlock.

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Second chapter of the DLC, Turf Wars will release on November 2018 and will conclude in December 2018 with the final chapter, Silver Lining. All of these part of post launch content will be available for only $9.99 when they release but you can also purchase the whole bundle in a price of $24.99 only. Or if you still haven't placed your pre-order yet, you can simply go for the Digital Deluxe Edition, which gets you the full game alongside the DLC content for the price of $79.99 only.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Pro Limited Edition Bundle

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This weekend in Seattle, the game will be playable to visitors at PAX Prime and you can show up for hands on experience before the PlayStation 4-exclusive finally comes out. There is a limited edition 1TB Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle that comes with a DualShock 4 wireless controller and features the iconic spider emblem on it, going up for $399.99 only. This fully customized console comes with the base game and digital content as well.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Delayed to November

Waiting to launch next month, Activision’s Spyro Reignited Trilogy is suddenly pushed back to November.

One of the upcoming platform classic remaster of Spyro series of games from PlayStation platform as Spyro Reignited Trilogy, which players had been looking for some time is suddenly delayed when it was previously scheduled for a September 21 release window, only a month away from now. Apparently, developer Toys for Bob needs more time to do the games justice before debuting on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which eventually pushes back the new release date to November 13.

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy Delayed to November

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Publisher Activision revealed it back in April that they are bringing three of the games from the franchise on Microsoft and Sony consoles. This collection include titles Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, all came out within 1998 to 2000. Aside from that, remastered soundtracks, fluid camera movement, upgraded modern graphics are part of the package. Voice actor Tom Kenny returns to play Spyro by re-recording his lines and everything else pretty much remains the same.

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Co-studio head of Toys for Bob, Paul Yan wrote the following for eagerly-waiting fans in a Blog post about the unexpected delay.

"Everyone here at Toys for Bob is so proud to be reigniting the original Spyro trilogy after all these years. We’re deeply committed to getting these games right, so we’ve decided to move the release date of Spyro Reignited Trilogy to November 13, 2018. I really hoped that you would be rescuing dragons and scorching Rhynocs sooner, but the Trilogy needs more love and care."

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Originally, Insomniac Games was involved in the development of these 3D platformers and back then, its popularity among fans gave it a status of being Sony's mascot for their gaming console. Spyro became a beloved character to spawn more installments of his own series and the last game from the line being The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon came out in 2008. He even appeared as playable character Skylanders action game series but for long, hasn't been in limelight on his own show.

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After the immense success Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, it became pretty evident to Activision that remaster edition of classic games are something that can give tough competition to even newly released AAA-titles, leading to a major comeback of everyone's favorite purple dragon. One thing you should note is that if you are going to purchase a retail copy of the game, you will only get the first of the trilogy in a disc and will have to download the other two.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Marvel’s Spider-Man Gameplay Launch Trailer

Another new trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man takes our favorite wall-crawler fighting villains and aiding friends.

Upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive game Marvel’s Spider-Man from developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive is definitely going to be one of the biggest hit of this year. By now, we have witnessed a few trailer featuring story elements, gameplay mechanics and an announcement for a limited edition PS4 Pro bundle themed on the game. As the schedule for release is nearing, a brand-new gameplay launch trailer is released to crank up the hype to fans even more.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Gameplay Launch Trailer

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Check out this new clip showcasing new and old footage of the game to sum up where all of it is going altogether.




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The trailer opens up with Peter talking to Miles Morales as Spider-Man about leaving the fight for the pros from next time, meaning whether Miles gets into some action story-wise or probably there are some scopes to play as him. We see Spidey kicking butt of Kingpin and leading to his arrest. He tangles with Minster Negative, Rhino, Scorpion and mercenary Silver Sable from past trailers. The video ends on the point where we previously saw Miles taking a photo of him back at E3 2017.

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Natural Combat Styles

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Aside from an improved combat system, swinging mechanics for the web-slinger is also top-notch and they make the playing experience a lot more enjoyable from any other game till date featuring our titular hero. While saving the world fighting off bad-guys, Peter takes time out talking to his Aunt May to maintain his dual life as she checks in on him. At the end of the day, we still are unclear about the identity of the mysterious entity from E3 2018 gameplay trailer he was so surprised to see.

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Intuitive Swinging Mechanics

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The game is not based on any comic-book lineup or even the newly established MCU setup. However, the Spider-Man from the game continuity is going to participate in an upcoming crossover event "Spidergeddon" from Marvel Comics. Our best guess is, Insomniac is probably going for a new start of a shared Marvel Games Universe, where our favorite web-head is a slightly old Peter Parker than usual and the character we knew all along are also a bit different than they used to be.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

A brand-new Limited Edition PS4 Pro Bundle in red and black is coming for Marvel’s Spider-Man.

Back in May 2018, we found a leaked promotional image of a stunning Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle in a matching red and black color scheme on Reddit for upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man from developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony. Since there was no strong evidence that it was authentic and not some fan making it up, we couldn't be absolutely sure. However, the PS4 Pro bundle is finally confirmed by Sony to be authentic after all.

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Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

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Behold the amazing Red PS4 Pro limited edition bundle with all the features a Spidey fan can dream about in the trailer below.




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When Insomniac Games' upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man releases on September 7, the console bundle is also launching alongside. This a fully customized 1TB PS4 Pro console marked with the iconic spider emblem of our titular hero from the game on a red surface. It comes with a DualShock 4 wireless controller in matching color, full game on a Blu-ray disc and exciting digital content. For $399.99 only, this exclusive bundle can be yours and you can reserve one by pre-ordering right now.

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If you happen to own a 4K TV, then you can enjoy this action-adventure title in 2160p dynamic 4K resolution. You will be amazed to see the complex details of New York developers have put through and attention to details for each Marvel characters in it. Built-in super-sampling of the game offers you enhanced clarity of image with incredible details. On the other hand, if your TV supports high-dynamic range then you are in for a ride to experience special effects and lighting in HDR throughout Manhattan.

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Matching DualShock 4 Wireless Controller

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Like Spider-Man’s super-agile persona and impressive combat moves, this special edition bundle is for giving you a unique ride into the world of Marvel Games. The game is looking noting but super-impressive ever since it was announced back in 2016 and currently one of the most anticipating titles of this year. So, it was only fitting that Sony offers a special edition PS4 Pro bundle for everyone's beloved Web-Head!