Spider-Man: Miles Morales gets a new gameplay trailer

On Wednesday, Sony and Insomniac revealed a new trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a spin-off game based on 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man.

The new trailer shows off NYC in the winter time, and some non-Spider-Man gameplay as Miles. We get to see Miles and his pal walking through Harlem. Harlem is a new location in Spider-Man: Miles Morales, as it wasn’t accessible in Marvel’s Spider-Man.

The Tinkerer and their Underground army start a war at one of Rio, Miles’ mother’s, campaign rallies. Miles, clad in his black and red Spidey costume, intervenes. In the gameplay section, we get to see Miles’ camouflage and his bio-electricity — unique powers compared to Peter Parker’s Spider-Man. There is also an interactive cutscene with heavy reliance on quick-time events, reminiscent of Insomniac’s first Spider-Man game.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales takes place a year after Marvel’s Spider-Man. Miles appeared in the original Spider-Man game as a supporting character, working alongside Peter Parker and Aunt May at a New York shelter for the less fortunate. Players briefly control Miles — as they do with Peter Parker’s long-time, on-again-off-again girlfriend, Mary-Jane Watson — at different points in the campaign.


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Spider-Man: Miles Morales isn’t a full Spider-Man sequel, although it is its own game that does not requiring ownership of the original. Instead, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is comparable to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted: Lost Legacy, a spin-off game starring supporting characters Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross from 2017. Lost Legacy can take players anywhere from 7-9 hours to beat, whereas Marvel’s Spider-Man is a full 16-20 hour open-world RPG.

Miles is the second most popular Spider-Man behind Peter Parker, the original. But interestingly, the two began in different dimensions, as seen in both comics and 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe, the two are friends, and Spider-Man: Miles Morales will explore Miles’ journey from New York student to Spider-Man — assisted by his teacher, Peter Parker.

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