Marvel's Spider-Man 2 stole the show at the last week's PlayStation Showcase and — perhaps unsurprisingly — drew in massive numbers. The ability to switch between Miles Morales and Peter Parker, ala GTA 5, was given ample time in the spotlight, and we've learned some more details on how all this dual protagonist business will work.
Senior community manager Aaron Jason Espinoza at Insomniac took to the PlayStation Blog to describe how progression and upgrading either character will work, stating:
"Between Peter's new Symbiote abilities and Miles' newfound blue bioelectric powers, each Spider-Man has their own unique set of skills that can be upgraded via an all-new individual skills tree. Our heroes share technology and train together, too, so we also included a shared Skill Tree that offers parallel upgrades for both."
This sounds like the right balance between making each character unique without feeling like you are beginning again from square one. Additionally, Espinoza says: "You'll seamlessly switch between both Spider-Men across a variety of story moments." It doesn't make it seem like a one-to-one with GTA 5's implementation. "We want players to bask in iconic team-ups elevated by our signature set-piece moments and experience the story from the perspective of each Spider-Man."
What do you think of this combination of shared and unique skills for our two Spideys? Are you counting down the days until we get a release date? Let us know in the comments section below.