But do not expect Square Enix’s Spidey to have many similarities with PlayStation and Insomniac’s version of the character. Marvel’s Avengers has finally revealed its bid for Spider-Man, with a costume design that does not differ much from the original cartoon costume created by Steve Ditko. It certainly does not require as many freedoms as Insomniac Games did in 2018. Check out the “With Great Power” promo with a first look at Spidey below:
The first thing to remember is that while Marvel’s Spider-Man dropped references hanging out on the west coast (as they do in Square Enix’s game), Insomniac’s Spidey exists in a different universe than the one in Marvel’s Avengers. So the fact that Avengers Spider-Man is wearing a different suit, is not so surprising. And there is big differences between the two costumes.
Gone is the white trim of Insomniac’s Spidey as well as the more sneaker-like boots. The suit also looks less fragmented than the Insomniac, where Square Enix floats as if it’s all in one piece. Avengers Spider-Man also has multicolored gloves as well as a symbol that looks blue as opposed to the usual black. The spider symbol is on Avengers Spidey’s chest as opposed to running down his entire torso as in the PlayStation game. Overall, the design is much less unique, but also quite faithful to Ditko. It is up to the players to decide which approach they like best (although there is room for both as the countless skins in Marvel’s Spider-Man prove).
“With Great Power” will not be the only addition to come in the game’s major November update. A new raid, earnings cosmetics and other activities and events will also hit Marvel’s Avengers November 30th. You can check a roadmap of all the new content below and read more about the update here.
Marvel’s Avengers is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Google Stadium.