Sony announced it will release a free prequel comic in preparation for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 during Free Comic Book Day on May 6, 2023. This comic will be set after the events in Spider-Man: Miles Morales and will introduce a new villain to the game’s universe. In addition, Sony also announced Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered will become available as a standalone purchase.
Here is a closer look at its official cover, which features both Peter Parker and Miles Morales. Both of them are wearing suits they appeared in during the events of the previous Insomniac games.
This new comic will be titled “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 #1,” and it will explore what has happened with Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and Mary Jane Watson since the last game. Moreover, the comic will explore what the heroes will do to confront a magic-user villain under the name of The Hood.
It is worth remembering that Sony did something similar for the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man back in 2018 with a tie-in novel by the name of “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover.” This book followed the events leading to the first game, such as the conflict between Wilson Fisk and Norman Osborn as the city mayor and Peter and MJ’s breakup.
Furthermore, Sony also announced that Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered for PS5 will be available as a separate purchase for $49.99 on late May 2023. You could only get this game as side content in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition until now. You can also get the remaster for PS5 as an upgrade for $10 if you have already previously bought the original game either physically or digitally. However, you must actually own the copy, as the upgrade path isn’t available if you got it via a PlayStation Plus subscription.
This news appears just a few days after a Sony financial report seemed to confirm the launch of the new Spider-Man game for this fiscal year with a possible release window for Fall 2023.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be arriving exclusively on the PS5 in Fall 2023. People can get the prequel comic in the US from a comic store participating in Free Comic Book Day on May 6, 2023. Thoseof us worldwide can get it digitally on the Marvel Unlimited app and the Marvel official site on May 6, 2023 as well.