It’s once again time for E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) – aka the season when we wildly speculate about the biggest upcoming video games and consoles. During Sony’s press conference, Insomniac Games – the developer behind Ratchet & Clank – Marvel, and Sony gave viewers a look into the spectacular Spider-Man video game. Reminiscent of Batman: Arkham series, the game follows an experienced Peter Parker fighting crime in New York City. “From traversing with parkour and unique environmental interactions, to new combat and cinematic blockbuster set pieces, it’s Spider-Man unlike any you’ve played before,” the game’s site reads.
And while there’s so much to love – from Spider-Man’s humor to the ability to see the world through the masked heroes eyes – for us, the showstopper was the very last scene. After Parker’s Spider-Man has saved the city from certain destruction once again, the camera pans to a young boy filming a web-covered helicopter. “Come on dude, let’s go,” the boy’s friend tells him. As he lingers, the friend yells, “Miles.” When we see him turn around, we know the boy is actually Miles Morales – the Afro-Latino Spider-Man – which means that the friend may actually be Ganke Lee.
As of now, we don’t know whether Miles will have a prominent role in the game. However, James Stevenson, community director at Insomniac Games, said the scene was added to mimic the after credit teasers that superhero movies so famously employ. But Peter Parker does mentor Miles, so here’s hoping Morales sticks around. Either way, people are incredibly hyped with Miles’s cameo – even if that eventually means bad news for Peter:
Watch the gameplay demo above.