'Spider-Man 2'
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'Spider-Man 2' Is Expected to Come to the PS5 in 2023 — Here's What We Know About the Release Date

Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga - Author

Feb. 2 2023, Updated 6:37 p.m. ET

With the record-breaking release of God of War: Ragnarök on the PS4 and 5, Sony has officially brought out the big guns for the newest generation of gaming. The highly-anticipated sequel quickly became one of the fastest-selling first-party PlayStation games in history and, as of this writing, has sold more than 11 million copies. The award-winning title will undoubtedly keep PlayStation fans happy for a good long while. That is until the other highly-anticipated sequel for the PS5 comes out.

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The PlayStation hype train is set to continue with the upcoming release of Spider-Man 2 for the PS5. The game follows the events of the critically-acclaimed 2018 Spider-Man game as well as the 2020 midquel, Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

The game was first announced during a 2021 State of Play livestream and was unveiled with a tentative release window of 2023. Though information on the game's development has been remarkably light since its initial reveal, could we expect to see a release date soon?

Venom as he appears in 'Spider-Man 2'
Source: Insomniac Games
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Here's what we know about the 'Spider-Man 2' PS5 release date.

Spoiler alert! This article contains major spoilers for Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

Very little is known about the story for the upcoming sequel, but the reveal trailer gives us plenty to work with. Peter Parker makes a return as the main playable character, armed with fancy new mechanical spider legs to level up his crimefighting game. He is accompanied by Miles, who acts as his partner in hero work. The trailer also introduces two new characters in the Spider-Man game canon.

The trailer itself features a voice-over from a new antagonist who is widely believed to be popular Spidey villain, Kraven the Hunter. The trailer also gives us the first look at fan-favorite anti-hero Venom, whose arrival was teased in secret endings for the previous two Spider-Man games. It is also implied (though not confirmed) that, like Peter and Miles, Venom will be a playable character.

The trailer ends with a look at the game's official logo as well as a release window for 2023.

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Since the initial reveal, news on the game's development has been remarkably light. Thankfully, we got an official update. In an official PlayStation Blog post uploaded on Feb. 2, it was confirmed that Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is still on track to release this year. What's more, the dev team at Insominac Games also confirmed that the game will launch on PS5 in Fall 2023. While that's not a specific release date just yet, fans can finally rest easy knowing that the game still on the horizon.

In the blog post, Insomniac creative director Bryan Intihar issued a statement confirming the long-awaited release window.

"Congrats to everyone on a successful 2022... and here's to next year being just as exciting as we continue to get Marvel's Spider-Man 2 ready for release next fall," Bryan said.

Now if only we could get a new trailer, that would be great! Marvel's Spider-Man 2 arrives on the PS5 during Fall 2023.

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