The recent PlayStation Showcase featured a gameplay video of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which revealed the iconic Symbiote suit being worn by Peter Parker. According to Insomniac Games’ creative director Bryan Intihar and game director Ryan Smith, the suit is not only a cool new look for Spider-Man but also comes with powerful new abilities for defeating the new villain, Kraven the Hunter.
Impact on Gameplay Balancing
Intihar and Smith revealed that the Symbiote suit’s raw power is most noticeable in Peter’s new finishers, which are described as “much more aggressive and borderline brutal.” However, the developers were concerned that the suit might be too strong and worked on balancing the game so that players can feel powerful without making the action too easy.
Impact on Character Personality
The Symbiote suit not only has an impact on gameplay, but it also affects Peter’s personality. The trailer shows a cold exchange between Peter and Miles, indicating a change in Peter’s character. Actor Yuri Lowenthal, who plays Peter, researched addiction behaviors to prepare for the character’s stint in the suit.
Assurance of More Surprises to Come
For those concerned that the PlayStation Showcase revealed too much of Peter and Miles’ next adventure, Lowenthal assures fans that they have seen nothing yet. Fans can expect more surprises and excitement from the upcoming Spider-Man 2 game.
Peter Parker’s Symbiote suit in Spider-Man 2 comes with powerful finishers and an impact on both gameplay and character personality. The developers balanced the game to ensure players feel powerful without making the action too easy. Actor Yuri Lowenthal researched addiction behaviors to prepare for Peter’s character in the suit, and fans can expect more surprises in the game.