Spider-Man 2 will receive a New Game+ mode later this year as part of a post-launch update. According to Insomniac Games community director James Stevenson, those looking to replay the title and complete all the side missions, just like 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man, may have to wait a while, but for now, simply beating it will grant access to an ‘Ultimate’ difficulty setting for a fresh playthrough. For the uninitiated, New Game+ mode generally allows players to dive back into a game’s campaign in an overpowered state, as the in-game character takes over any unlocked skills, tools and weapons, and equipment upgrades.
The ability to replay missions will also not be available at launch, but in response to a fan on Twitter, Stevenson assured that such features will be included in the later patch. This would also be beneficial for those looking to replay the biggest cinematic set pieces in Spider-Man 2 without having to complete an entire run first. Prior to launch, Insomniac Games strongly recommended that owners of the physical/disc version of the game download a version 1.001.002 patch before starting the game. Spider-Man 2 is fully playable from start to finish via the gold master version on disc, although the patch is poised to fine-tune the game overall – particularly the opening sections – in addition to introducing some new accessibility features, aimed at those who suffer from visual, auditory or motor challenges.
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No, we are working on an update for these features, but they will not appear on day 1
— James Stevenson (@JamesStevenson) October 17, 2023
An auto-healing feature is one such addition, fully replenishing Spider-Man’s health when the focus bar is maxed out. There’s also improved color contrast to help players perfect their dodges. Of course, those who bought it digitally won’t have to worry about that as they will automatically be treated to the day-one version. For now, it’s unclear what Insomniac has planned for Spider-Man 2, as the 2018 prequel introduced a chapter-based DLC collection called The City That Never Sleeps as a means of introducing Black Cat into the story. The sequel shamelessly leaves room to explore more stories, so this is entirely possible. Even God of War Ragnarök received some new content in the form of armor sets with the New Game+ in April.
Picking up 10 months after the events of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, this sequel reunites Peter Parker and Miles Morales to face a new threat involving the beastly Kraven the Hunter, who is on the hunt to wipe out all mutants living in New York. to change gear. City. The monstrous symbiote Venom is also in the picture, although Insomniac confirmed early on that his true identity is not Eddie Brock, as we learned from the comic books. The open-world city has almost doubled in size, with both Spider-Men – you can easily switch between the two – equipped with deployable Web Wings that allow them to glide around at high speeds. Fast travel has also been improved, as Spider-Man 2 uses the PS5’s SSD to ensure seamless in-game loading.
Spider-Man 2 is available now, exclusively for the PS5.