Spider-Man is swinging onto PS4 this September, so we've created this comprehensive FAQ, containing answers to all your burning questions about Insomniac's PS4 exclusive. This is one of 2018's most hotly anticipated titles, but not everything has been made totally clear. Read on for all the information on Spidey's latest adventure.
When does Spider-Man PS4 release?
Spider-Man is coming exclusively to PS4 on 7th September 2018. This is a global release date -- the game comes out on the same day, no matter where you are.
Are there any pre-order bonuses for Spider-Man PS4?
As you might expect, Spider-Man does indeed have some pre-order bonuses. Participating retailers will provide you with early access to three alternative Spidey suits, extra skill points, the Spider Drone gadget, and a PS4 theme and avatar.
Is there a Spider-Man PS4 collector's edition?
There are a few alternate versions of Spider-Man you can purchase. The Digital Deluxe edition comes with the aforementioned pre-order bonuses, plus access to future downloadable content. The Special edition includes the pre-order bonuses, a steelbook, a Spider-Man sticker, and an artbook. Finally, the Collector's edition, pictured below, contains the same extra content as the Special edition, along with a Spider-Man statue.
When will Spider-Man PS4's pre-load begin?
If you pre-order Spider-Man digitally, you'll be able to download the game ahead of time to ensure you're able to start playing the moment it unlocks on launch day. Usually, pre-loads become available a couple of days prior to release, so expect to be able to download Spider-Man around 5th September 2018.
Do you need to play previous Spider-Man games to understand the story?
No. Insomniac's Spider-Man is a totally new take on the character and the universe he inhabits, and has nothing to do with any past versions or stories. Of course, in broad strokes, this game will bear some resemblance to previous titles, but the story is brand new, so prior knowledge of Spider-Man isn't necessary to enjoy this game.
What villains will Spider-Man be up against in this game?
From what has been released thus far, we know of a few villains that will feature in Insomniac's game in one way or another. The main antagonist appears to be Mr Negative, but we also know that Kingpin and Shocker are set to appear in the game. Taskmaster will also crop up in one of the game's side activities, in which you have to defuse a number of bombs. It's also possibly worth mentioning that Norman Osborne is running for mayor in this game, but whether his alter ego, Green Goblin, makes an appearance is unclear.
What suits will Spider-Man be able to wear?
The game's standard suit, which you'll have seen in almost all the available screenshots and footage of Spider-Man, bears a bold, white spider design on the character's chest and back. Insomniac has said that there's a narrative reason behind the suit's look. However, if you're not a fan, there will be numerous unlockable costumes. We know that you begin the game wearing Spidey's original black and red suit, but the Noir, Spider-Punk, and Iron Spider (as seen in Avengers: Infinity War) outfits will also be available in the game.
Will webs attach to buildings in Spider-Man PS4?
Yes. Insomniac has made it clear that the webs will attach to buildings. You won't be performing any impossible sky-swinging in this Spider-Man game.
Does Spider-Man PS4 have a photo mode?
Insomniac has confirmed that a photo mode will be included in Spider-Man. While we've yet to see it in action, one can assume it will feature the usual suite of basic image altering sliders, filters, frames, etc.
Is there a day one patch for Spider-Man PS4?
We'll be able to answer this question closer to launch.
Will Spider-Man PS4 have any DLC?
Insomniac has confirmed that it has a series of three DLC chapters planned, which will collectively be known as The City That Never Sleeps. Each chapter is set to include new missions, characters, villains, and costumes.
Will Spider-Man PS4 have microtransactions?
No. Insomniac has assured that the game will not feature in-game purchases.
Do you need a PS4 Pro to play Spider-Man PS4?
As is the case with any PS4 game, you don't need the premium hardware to play Spider-Man. You can play the game on either the standard PS4 or the PS4 Pro, and if you're playing on the latter, you'll be able to enjoy a higher resolution and other enhancements. Both consoles will run the game at 30 frames per second.
Is there a Spider-Man PS4 console bundle?
No such bundle has been announced yet, but we'll update this FAQ as soon as we hear any updates in this regard. With this being one of Sony's tent pole exclusives for 2018, we wouldn't be surprised to see an official bundle unveiled ahead of Spider-Man's release.
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