In addition to Manhattan, players will have the opportunity to explore Queens.
In a recent feature on the game, Insomniac provided detailed screenshots.
Fans are now getting an exciting glimpse of Times Square and Brooklyn in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 through a series of new screenshots. Insomniac’s Spider-Man games have been praised for their detailed open-world representation of New York City, complete with iconic landmarks, side quests, and rooftops for Spider-Man to swing across using his remarkable navigation abilities.
The original Marvel Spider-Man game primarily focused on Manhattan Island, while Spider-Man: Miles Morales, released in 2020, expanded the game world to include Harlem. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, set to release soon, will take things even further by featuring a map twice the size of its predecessor. In addition to Manhattan, players will have the opportunity to explore Queens and Brooklyn, both significant locations in the Marvel Comics universe.
In a recent feature on the game, Insomniac provided detailed screenshots showcasing Times Square, Coney Island, and Brooklyn’s historic Grand Army Plaza arch. These landmarks have been meticulously recreated, showcasing the developer’s dedication to capturing the essence of New York City and the technical prowess of the PlayStation 5.
Insomniac’s creative director, Bryan Intihar, has mentioned in previous interviews that they aimed to make these new locations in Spider-Man 2 feel distinct from Manhattan. Queens, for example, has a more neighborhood-like vibe with shorter buildings that complement Spider-Man 2’s new Web Wings ability. However, it’s worth noting that not all real-life New York locations will be included in the game, as Insomniac couldn’t secure the rights to use the famous Chrysler Building.
Nonetheless, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 promises plenty of new territory for players to explore, whether they’re swinging through the city as Peter Parker or Miles Morales. There’s much anticipation about how the addition of Queens and Brooklyn will impact the game’s side content. Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait too long to dive into the virtual Big Apple, as Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is just over a month away from release as of now.