Marvel's Midnight Suns Game Confirms Spider-Man and Venom, Out Oct. 7

A cinematic trailer showed the wallcrawler and his allies facing off demonified versions of Venom and Hulk.

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Spider-Man in his Midnight Suns, leaping into the air with four magical legs coming out of his back

Spider-Man has an awesome magical costume in Marvel's Midnight Suns.

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Marvel's Midnight Suns got an Oct. 7 release date during Thursday's Summer Game Fest 2022 showcase livestream. A new cinematic trailer for the gothic superhero strategy RPG also revealed that Spider-Man will be among the playable heroes, facing off against a group that includes demonified versions of Venom and Hulk, all to the tune of Metallica's 1986 classic Master of Puppets.

Spidey and his fellow heroes also get intense new costumes in the game, which will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

It's developed by Firaxis Games, the studio behind the excellent XCOM 2, and it's inspired by the popular '90s comic series of the same name. While you control a team of heroes, the game focuses on an original character -- The Hunter -- that you create to face off against mother of demons Lilith (who also happens to be your character's mom).