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Spider-Man is no stranger to the video game world. While the character is known for his television and movie appearances, the wall crawler has also had many video games to his name; from titles Spider-Man 2 and recently Lego Avengers. Despite being featured in a variety of games, it feels like it has been quite some time since Spider-Man has had a title that brought a new meaning to playing as the iconic superhero. However that may no longer the case thanks to latest entry in the Spider-Man game franchise. Announced last evening at the Sony Press Conference at E3 was a new Spider-Man game for the Playstation 4. Developed by Insomniac this new game will be an open world game as Spider-Man swings through the streets of New York fighting crime. While details on the game are still minimal, there is no denying that the game has made an impression with its smooth graphics and fitting action. There is much to take in from the game's footage, but there was one interesting note that many will see in the Wall Crawler's spider suit.

Along with the outlandish design in Spider-Man's costume is the addition of movable eyes in the suit. As many will likely know this costume detail was used in Spider-Man's latest film appearance-Captain America: Civil War. While this detail may be minor, the fact that the game is using this idea in the costume may suggest that this game could be center on the next Spider-Man movie: Spider-Man: Homecoming; but I do not believe that is the case. Rather than having a new game based on the upcoming movie this move suggest that the creators were merely inspired by Spider-Man's latest cinematic incarnation. This is nothing new to the likes of Superheroes and their mediums. When an adaption on a hero is popular, creators tend to bring certain elements into their own work to help give viewers a sense familiarity. Some times a character's look in the comics can shape a design for a movie, or vice versa. It is my understanding that because of popularity to MCU's Spider-Man, Insomniac wishes to honor the new Spider-Man by using certain details in their interpretation.

There are big things ahead for Spider-Man for both the movies and video games. Just by looking at the game's footage it looks like Insomniac are hoping to bring the best elements of Spider-Man to this new game. Much like what Marvel Studios is doing with the character, perhaps this game will be a new beginning for Spider-Man in this medium. If that is the case then it seems to be a great time to be a Spider-Man fan.


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