Despite a bunch of information coming out of Insomniac regarding Spider-Man lately, it still feels like the developer is keeping some details close to its chest. For example, we know that you'll be spending some of the game playing as Mary Jane, but quite how her missions will play is yet to be revealed.
Still, Game Informer does have some fresh info on the game's leading lady. According to the creative director on Spider-Man, Bryan Intihar: "Mary Jane is going to surprise a lot of people in this game. A lot of people. She is one of my favorite characters in the game”.
Insomniac's version of the character works as an investigative journalist for the Daily Bugle, and is well aware of Peter Parker's red and blue alter ego. When the game starts, the pair won't have seen each other for six months, though their relationship has been on again, off again for some years. Insomniac wanted Mary Jane to be more than just a damsel in distress for this adventure. "When she was introduced in the ‘60s, it was not unusual for a character like that to be the love interest or the damsel in distress or other outdated roles. So, we thought, ‘What can we do to give her more agency?'" Says Christos Gage, the game's co-writer.
It's certainly an interesting spin, and we're definitely curious t see how she plays in the final game.
Peter Parker, meanwhile, is working as a scientist, but Insomniac is keeping quiet on exactly where. The dynamic between him and Spider-Man is that, while the superhero side of his life is going well, his regular life is tough; he's struggling with money and getting his career off the ground. "He’s on the verge of becoming an adult, and he’s dealing with a lot of the things people at that age dealing with – student loans, trying to start a career, struggling with money – any number of things," Says Intihar.
We're looking forward to seeing the more human story threaded into Spider-Man, and how it plays out. Are you interested in playing as Mary Jane in Spider-Man? Swing by the comments and let us know.