Sony’s Shows Off Spider-Man Gameplay

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Sony’s 2017 E3 press conference was short and to the point, clocking in at just about 1 hour. To cap off their stage production, Shawn Layden pulled back the curtain to reveal a giant screen of New York City, which quickly transformed into a gameplay demo of the upcoming PS4 exclusive Spider-Man.

Developed by Sony’s frequent collaborator Insomniac games, Spider-Man was revealed last year (and was likely part of the deal Sony made with Disney that allowed this summer’s Spider-Man Homecoming to exist). Unlike the movie, the game won’t be available for play until next year, but the nearly-10-minute demo gives us a good taste of what is to come.

I definitely spy some Batman-style combat lifted from the Arkham games, although I’m worried at the high number of QTE sequences on play. Still, the game seems to be shaping up nicely, and the teenage superhero’s web-slinging antics look to finally live up to the Playstation 2’s superb Spiderman 2.

What do you think? Can Insomniac’s latest match Neversoft’s legacy? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sean is a gamer and video editor currently freezing his ass off in Chicago. He has a passion for technology, and a bigger one for Lego. Having graduated from Columbia College Chicago, he now lives in the suburbs of the Windy City with his girlfriend Amanda. If you want to get ahold of him, you can use his Twitter @sroslon, or just shout loudly in the middle of Michigan Ave. You'll also find him gaming on PSN and Steam under the alias bigwhiteyeti, and on XBL as thebigwhiteyeti. He also kindly suggests that someone make a new TimeSplitters. Seriously. Do it.