Published October 12, 2023

Everything You Need To Know Before Playing 'Marvel's Spider-Man 2'

From story guides to comics crossovers, we've got everything you need to know before playing 'Marvel's Spider-Man 2', out October 20 on PS5!

Everything You Need To Know Before Playing 'Marvel's Spider-Man 2'

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is almost here, and though we’re sure you’ve played Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales multiple times, you may be looking for ways to make sure you’re absolutely prepared for this epic sequel. Well, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled everything you need to know to have you up to speed on everything Marvel’s Spider-Man. Let’s take a look at the story so far...

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover

Peter Parker is caught in a complicated web. Working in a cutting-edge laboratory, he's a young scientist who's trying to make a difference. Yet he's constantly burdened by the responsibilities of his second career as the crime-fighting...SPIDER-MAN.

Wilson Fisk—the so-called Kingpin of Crime—has returned to New York, establishing himself publicly as an altruistic entrepreneur and philanthropist. Spider-Man knows better, but he can't uncover Fisk's scheme that, if executed, will make the crime lord "too big to fail."

When a new threat—a deadly doppelganger with Spider-Man's suit and abilities—wreaks havoc in the streets, can the real wall-crawler prove his innocence? With the clock ticking and lives on the line, can Spider-Man stop the brutal rampage of the Blood Spider? Will Spider-Man fall to his fears and foes, or will he rise and be greater?

Setting the stage for Marvel's Spider-Man, this story is not to be passed over! Pick up this exciting prequel in bookstores today!

Marvel’s Spider-Man

“Be Greater.”

This isn’t the Spider-Man you’ve met or ever seen before. This is an experienced Peter Parker who’s more masterful at fighting big crime in Marvel's New York. At the same time, he’s struggling to balance his chaotic personal life and career while the fate of millions of New Yorkers rest upon his shoulders.

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The City That Never Sleeps (DLC)

  • The Heist – While investigating the robbery of a New York art museum, Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson find themselves closing in on Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat. A new storyline featuring the master thief, new enemies and perilous danger takes Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson deep into the city’s shadowy world of crime families.
  • Turf Wars – After gaining control of equipment left in the wake of Sable International’s military occupation, Hammerhead and his gang have declared war against the other Dons of the Maggia crime family. Spider-Man and Captain of the Police Department of New York Yuri Watanabe must put an end to the violence before the entire city erupts in a turf war.
  • Silver LiningSilver Sable is back in the action-packed conclusion to Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps. The deadly mercenary is back to reclaim her stolen Sable International tech and gear from the city’s thugs. But with Police Department Captain Yuri Watanabe on administrative leave after her controversial efforts against crime boss Hammerhead, and bigger threats on the horizon, Spider-Man must rely on unlikely allies to keep the city safe from impending calamity.

Tie-In Comics

Marvel’s Spider-Man had the pleasure of being featured in 5 variant covers for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5, AVENGERS #7, SPIDERGEDDON #0 and WEST COAST AVENGERS #2.

If that’s not enough for you, Marvel’s Spider-Man has its own series of comics in the Gamerverse with MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN: VELOCITY (2019)!

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Wings of Fury

Are you itching for another prequel story before diving back into the Marvel’s Spider-Man games? Check out the Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales prequel novel, Wings of Fury!

Miles Morales has a lot going on, what with moving to a new neighborhood, dealing with the loss of his father, and the whole gaining super-powers thing. After a misunderstanding with the law, Miles questions what it means to be a hero when people are ready to believe the worst in you. Tempted by the power and freedom of his new abilities, Miles must decide what kind of Spider-Man he wants to be.

When Vulture starts wreaking havoc across the city with his new accomplice Starling, Miles can't just sit back and watch. Teamed up with Peter Parker, the two Spider-Men must stop the winged duo before they can unleash experimental tech across the whole city. With lives at risk, can Miles step up and be a hero?

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

“Be Greater. Be Yourself.”

In the latest adventure in the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe, teenager Miles Morales is adjusting to his new home while following in the footsteps of his mentor, Peter Parker, as a new Spider-Man.

But when a fierce power struggle threatens to destroy his new home, the aspiring hero realizes that with great power, there must also come great responsibility. To save all of Marvel’s New York, Miles must take up the mantle of Spider-Man and own it.

Available NOW on PlayStation 5, Steam, and the Epic Games Store!

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Prequel Comic

For Free Comic Book Day 2023, Marvel and insomniac Games released a prequel comic to give you a look at what Peter, Miles, and MJ have been up to after the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

When the story opens, MJ and Peter are back from Symkaria, and MJ has just finished her first book, “Perilous: A Journey Into War-Torn Symkaria.” But unfortunately, sales aren’t going well, and she’s been forced to go on J. Jonah Jameson’s “Just The Facts” podcast to try and drum up support for her book. As their ideologies clash and the interview starts to go south, the Spider-Men literally crash the interview while fighting The Tarantula (a familiar face from SPIDERGEDDON #0). Miles and Peter wrap up the Tarantula, which also wraps up MJ’s disastrous interview.

As the story continues, we see several worlds colliding in the lives of Miles, Peter, and MJ. Miles, a student at Brooklyn Visions Academy, sees all of his friends solidifying their plans for college—but he is feeling left out. He’s been so focused on other things; he hasn’t had time to think about the future. There are plenty of directions he could go but trying to pick the ‘right’ one is overwhelming and paralyzing.

Meanwhile, Peter is back in Queens, living in the house he grew up in. But he’s drowning in bills. May had mortgaged the house to keep F.E.A.S.T. running during the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man, and now Peter is left with the responsibility of finding a new job in order to make the payments. MJ would make a perfect housemate to help with the mortgage, but she needs to stay in the city for her job as an associate editor at the Daily Bugle. At least that’s what she tells Peter. There is unspoken tension between them, as both struggle to take the next step in their relationship.

On top of all that, there’s a new gang in town, and they appear to be using…magic? Our heroes work together to track down and confront members of this gang, using their super powers to uncover the gang’s leader: The Hood! This new Super Villain appears to have supernatural abilities that defy mere webs and fists. While Miles, Peter, and MJ attempt to balance their responsibilities to the city, and each other, they keep coming back to one of the main themes of this action-packed issue: is magic real?

Make sure to head to your local comic book shop and see if they’ve got a copy! Or, if you prefer to read digitally, head over to the Marvel Unlimited app and read it today!


Marvel’s Spider-Man Franchise Collectible Items and Merchandise

So you already know everything there is to know about the Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise story, but maybe you’re looking for a way to show your fandom physically? Lucky for you, we’ve got all you need to know regarding the Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise merchandise!

Marvel's Spider-Man – Original Video Game Soundtrack 2XLP

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Original Video Game Soundtrack 2XLP

While these are unfortunately sold out, if you still have an itch to listen to these amazing (pun intended) soundtracks, you can catch them on Spotify!

Marvel’s Spider-Man Franchise Pop Figures

How many of these do you have in your collection?

  • (334) Spider-Man (White Spider)
  • (395) Spider-Man
  • (396) Mary Jane
  • (397) Miles Morales
  • (398) Mister Negative
  • (399) Spider-Man Glow in the Dark -- GamesStop Exclusive!
  • (503) Spider-Punk – PX Previews
  • (765) Miles Morales (Classic Suit)
  • (766) Miles Morales (S.T.R.I.K.E. Suit)
  • (767) Miles Morales (Bodega Cat Suit)
  • (768) Miles Morales (T.R.A.C.K. Suit)
  • (769) Miles Morales (2020 Suit)
  • (770) Miles Morales (Crimson Cowl Suit)
  • (771) Miles Morales (Winter Suit)
  • (772) Miles Morales (Advanced Tech Suit)
  • (773) Miles Morales Programmable Matter Suit)
  • (774) Miles Morales (Winter Suit Hanging) – Hot Topic Exclusive!
  • (775) Miles Morales (Programmable Matter Suit) (Glow) – GameStop Exclusive!
  • (839) Miles Morales (Purple Reign Suit)
  • (840) Miles Morales (Programmable Matter Suit) (Levitating) (Glow) – GameStop Exclusive!

Marvel’s Spider-Man Franchise Hot Toys

Marvel and Insomniac partnered with Sideshow Collectibles to bring you some INSANE figures featuring your favorite Spider-Men! Which ones have you grabbed?

And coming soon for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2…


Art Books

Marvel’s Spider-Man - The Art of the Game

An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Marvel's Spider-Man! The worlds of Peter Parker and Spider-Man collide in the action-packed Marvel's Spider-Man video game exclusively on the PS4.

Marvel's Spider-Man - The Art of the Game is packed with hundreds of exclusive full-color images of Spider-Man, his suit and equipment, the allies he relies on like MJ Watson and Aunt May, and the deadly villains he battles. This wealth of material is accompanied by exclusive insight into the creative process from the talented developers, artists, and designers responsible for bringing Spider-Man's world to vivid life.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales - The Art of the Game

Official art book of the PS5 launch game Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, featuring concept art created during the development of the game.

Be greater, be yourself as Miles Morales swings onto the scene in his own video game for the first time. Learning the ropes as Spider-Man in Peter Parker's absence, Miles must find the balance between keeping his new home, Harlem, safe and rising up to take on new challenges and enemies that test his abilities and loyalties to the limit.

The creative process of this much-anticipated game is captured in Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - The Art of the Game. This lush, hardback book showcases the remarkable concept art and in-game renderings created by the talented development team creating the game in collaboration with Marvel. Characters, locations, tech, gadgets, Spider suits and much more are presented in all their incredible detail, accompanied by unique insights from the artists and developers behind the game.


So what have you checked off the list? Let us know how much of the Marvel's Spider-Man universe you've explored before the moment we've all been waiting for—playing Marvel's Spider-Man 2!

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 releases October 20th, 2023 only on PlayStation 5Pre-Order the title now on PlayStation StorePlayStation Direct or your friendly neighborhood retailer!

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