With the PlayStation 5 coming out on Nov. 12, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales might be the closest thing we have to a must-have PS5 game at launch. And, as the PS5 showcase revealed the first gameplay Wednesday, we learned it's coming to PS4 as well.
Sony's next-gen console will cost $499 for the Blu-ray equipped version or $399 for the digital-only model. Both versions will ship on Nov. 12 in the US, while some regions will have to wait until Nov. 19.
The new gameplay footage shows Miles and his buddy -- best pal Ganke, Insomniac confirmed -- walking through a snowy Harlem, with Miles' mom Rio is running for office.
The Tinkerer is the one of the game's villains, and their goons make trouble on a bridge. A costumed Miles takes them on, and he displays some abilities Peter Parker doesn't have -- camouflage and bio-electricity. There's also an epic cutscene with some quick-time events; a staple of the previous game.
"We're also excited today to reveal that Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be arriving on both PS5 and PS4," the company revealed in a blog post.
The standalone game will be $50, but you can also get an Ultimate Edition that includes a remastered version of the previous Spider-Man for $70. That'll include the 2018 game, its expansion packs and Miles Morales. It's also a sweet Easter egg, since Miles made his 2011 comic book debut in the Ultimate universe.
If you opt for the PS4 version of Miles Morales, it'll have a next-gen upgrade path so you can play it on PS5 whenever you buy the next-gen console.
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There was confusion regarding the game during its initial announcement at the Future of Games stream in June: Was it a standalone game? DLC for the PS4 Marvel's Spider-Man game?
But yes, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a standalone game, "more akin to a game like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in terms of overall scope," said the game's creative director, Brian Horton. That means it won't necessarily be as large in scope as the first Spider-Man, but certainly more than a simple DLC pack.
Either way, considering how good the first Spider-Man game was, we can't wait to see more of Miles Morales.