Swinging into action next year.
There’s good news for Spider-Man fans hoping to see their favourite web-slinger in Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Avengers game – or rather, good news for some Spider-Man fans, at least. He’ll be joining the post-launch hero line-up for free next year, but as a PlayStation exclusive.
Confirmation of Spider-Man’s arrival comes via the PlayStation blog, where Crystal Dynamics says it’s “hard at work making [him] just as great on the sticks as he is on the page”.
The developer explains its ultimate goal is to make the transition between Spider-Man’s acrobatic combat and sticky fingered environmental movement as seamless as possible. “When he’s arcing through the air on his web line, we want you to feel graceful and light, and be able to utilise a variety of web configurations and gadgets to enhance your traversal”, it says.
Iconic abilities are promised, and – as is the case for all heroes in-game – these can be upgraded alongside various gadgets and tools, which, in Spider-Man’s case, include “custom web shooter-based technology from Hank Pym, SHIELD, Stark Industries, and more”.
Crystal Dynamics notes it will be celebrating Spider-Man’s arrival in the PlayStation versions of Marvel’s Avengers next year with a special in-game event featuring unique challenges.
Marvel’s Avengers comes to Xbox One, PS4, and PC on 4th September (with Xbox Series X and PS5 releases to follow), and Crystal Dynamics recently confirmed the game’s first free post-launch hero addition will be Hawkeye, available on all platforms.