We cannot explain to you how grateful we have been for everyone who has picked up Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 over the holiday season. Everyone here at Insomniac Games is proud of the game, and we’re very excited to share details with you about the major title update that will hit your PS5 console on March 7

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 version 1.002 will bring New Game+ to the game. We know many of you have been eager to replay the game on a harder difficulty, with all your suits and abilities carrying over. Or perhaps you want to just replay a favorite mission or two – you can do that, too! And there’s more to unlock – with Ultimate Levels, Golden Gadget styles, and more!

Speaking of styles: we’ve added suit styles for several of Peter’s symbiote story suits in the game, allowing you to further customize your look if you play and unlock them via New Game+ Ultimate Levels. And yes, you’ll be able to set which color your symbiote abilities are as well. But we couldn’t just stop at new styles – we know how much you all love when we add suits with no additional cost to the game. You’re in luck – we’ve brought Marvel’s Hellfire Gala suits to the game for both Peter and Miles. Peter sports the design created by Russell Dauterman, and Miles gets his iconic look from Bernard Chang’s gorgeous Hellfire Gala variant cover for Miles Morales: Spider-Man #8.

And you’ll want to show those looks off as much as possible with our updates to Photo Mode – including action figure mode and stickers. You’ll also be able to change the time of day once you complete the story, allowing you to get all those cool Photo Mode shots with just the right lighting. Make sure you share them with us on social by using the #InsomGamesCommunity hashtag!

This update also contains some major updates for Accessibility. We’ve added Audio Descriptions** and Screen Reader** to the game. We know that these features were highly anticipated, and we’re thankful to the community for giving us a little extra time to ensure they were polished and ready to be released. We also have additional features like Cinematic Captions and High Contrast Outlines, among several new features added to this update.


Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 update adds New Game Plus and new suits on March 7

We’re also excited to announce two new suits for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 that Insomniac Games, Marvel Games, and Gameheads have partnered to create. Early access to the Fly N’ Fresh suits will be available for $4.99. Starting March 7,2024 and continuing through April 5, 2024, PlayStation will donate $4.99 (100% of the purchase price) of each Fly N’ Fresh Suit Pack in the United States to Gameheads, up to $1 million*. We appreciate your help in supporting Gameheads’ mission of empowering low-income youth and youth of color to thrive in the video games industry. Don’t worry, we don’t plan to start charging for suits in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2; the Fly N’ Fresh Suit Pack will be available for at no additional cost to all players at a later date.

Fly N’ Fresh Suit Pack includes;

  • Fly Suit for Peter
  • Fresh Suit for Miles
  • 10 photo mode stickers
  • 2 photo mode frames

Working with Gameheads as part of our efforts to increase representation in the videogame industry is an important cause to us. Insomniac Games President Ted Price shares more in this video:


Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 update adds New Game Plus and new suits on March 7

To talk more about our collaboration with Gameheads, I sat down with Malia Atta, Insomniac’s Manager of Culture and Belonging, Damon Packwood, Director of Gameheads, and Eric Monacelli, Senior Director, Product and Franchise Development at Marvel Games for more insight.

What is Gameheads?

Damon Packwood: “We develop diverse talent and bold new voices in gaming, train students for the tech ecosystem and prepare them for college, career and civic life. We serve low-income students, and underrepresented students (ages 15-25) in 15 different states with expansions to Honolulu and Atlanta.  

What is the origin of the Gameheads and Insomniac partnership?

Malia Atta: “Gameheads has been a partner of SIE for many years; however, the partnership with Insomniac Games began when we brought on three apprentices in our Core Technology, People Experience, and Design departments. Each apprentice made meaningful contributions to the game, and we saw an awesome opportunity to support and elevate the Gameheads Mission by asking their artists to design suits for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.”

That sounds really great – what’s the goal?

Malia Atta: “The partnership benefits both Insomniac and Gameheads by providing our teams with opportunity to mentor, coach, and develop emerging talent who then infuse fresh ideas and energy into our games and culture. This partnership also makes way for more people from different backgrounds to gain access to the industry.

From a bigger picture, Insomniac Games is focused on creating a supportive, vibrant, and diverse environment that reflects our players and communities. We are currently focused on uplifting and amplifying the voices of our devs and allowing them to bring their unique voices and gifts to how we make games.”

Eric Monacelli: “Our creative collaboration with Insomniac values fostering a world of belonging via our characters in our video games. The Gameheads initiative is a real-world manifestation of this. Marvel has always been about reflecting the world outside one’s world authentically, especially in ways that make creative endeavors and Marvel storytelling more accessible, diverse, and inclusive.”

What was the process like collaborating and iterating on the suit designs?

Damon Packwood:  “We had a great time working with (Insomniac artists) Bobby Hernandez, Johnson Truong and Davison Carvalho. We had six of our students creating iterations for the suit and stickers over the summer. The process was pretty professional. Our students went through 1-2 week sprints, showcased their artwork to the Insomniac team, got feedback and after a few weeks we settled on a concept. Once the concept was approved, each of the students picked a different aspect of the suit (shoes, texture, mask, web shooters) and we finalized the suit and the stickers in August.”  

Tell us more about the final Fly N’ Fresh designs:

Damon Packwood: “The inspiration for Miles Morales’ Fresh Suit design was a 90’s b-boy. Peter Parker’s Fly Suit design was inspired by 90s television’. Marisa Diaz, who designed the suits, was just having fun. We never expected Insomniac to like it but it was definitely fun to design. Our designers had fun being silly and the older folks, me and the Insomniac crew, had fun reminiscing on our 90’s fashion choices.” 

That’s all for now! Thanks to everyone for all of your support, and we can’t wait to see you swinging back through Marvel’s New York in your Hellfire Gala and Fly N’ Fresh suits while checking out New Game+!

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is available now, only on the PS5 console.

*PlayStation will donate $4.99 per pack sold in the United States from March 7, 2024  through April 5, 2024  to Gameheads up to $1 million via its fiscal sponsor, Community Initiatives. This purchase is not tax deductible. Community Initiatives is tax exempt. https://communityinitiatives.org/.   Gameheads is not tax exempt. https://gameheadsoakland.org/

**Only available in English, Spanish (LATAM), Spanish (Spain), Italian, German, French and Japanese

We’re still swinging, soaring, and flying high after the recent release of the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

To keep the celebration going, PlayStation Studios Music is joining forces with Marvel Games, Insomniac Games, and Disney Music Group to present the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack Listening Party on Thursday, November 2 at 4:00pm PT. During this worldwide livestream event, we’re pulling back the curtain to reveal one of the main elements of the game – the music!

Join two of the heroes behind this blockbuster franchise – Composer John Paesano and Senior Creative Director at Insomniac Games, Bryan Intihar as they discuss the creation of the dynamic music score for this action-packed sequel and listen to a few of their favorite tracks from the Official Video Game Soundtrack.

Have a question for John and Bryan? Swing on over to Insomniac Games Twitch during the show for a chance to be part of the conversation. While the discussion will feature our special guests, you never know who else might stop by. 

John Paesano — Music Composer

John Paesano is a BAFTA-winning, Emmy nominated composer, producer, conductor, and arranger for film, television, video games and records. He is no stranger to the PlayStation / Marvel universe, having composed the music for Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018), Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (2020), and most recent, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. John has crafted iconic themes for this franchise that uniquely helps to transform the characters into larger-than-life Super Heroes. 

Bryan Intihar — Senior Creative Director, Insomniac Games

Bryan Intihar is a Senior Creative Director at Insomniac Games currently working on Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. As a 15-year veteran of the studio, Bryan has worked on franchises such as Ratchet & Clank, Sunset Overdrive, and most recently served as Creative Director on the Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise.

“Swing” – Out now

“Swing” made its debut on YouTube earlier this year and this hit song has been keeping our heads bouncing ever since. From Hollywood Records, the track is performed by Grammy and BET Award nominees, Earthgang, featuring Benji., and produced by Oscar and Grammy Award-winner D’Mile. 

Can’t wait? Check out Marvel’s Spider-Man: Official Game Series Playlist available on Spotify now.

There’s no telling where this musical adventure will take us!  Make sure to tune in to Twitch | YouTube on Thursday, November 2at 4:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM ET. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is available now, only on PS5.

We’re back again. PlayStation Studios is taking part in our annual Extra Life livestream event for the second year in a row. Join Bend Studio, Guerrilla, Insomniac Games, and San Diego Studio for a four-day event of games, fun, and amazing prizes to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 

Last year, PlayStation Studios surpassed our goal and raised over $12,000 during our inaugural Extra Life event. This year, we aim to go even bigger. Help us reach and smash our goal of $15,000 by joining in on the fun and watching your favorite studios livestream various games from Tuesday, October 31, to Friday, November 3. But that’s not all. By tuning into any of the PlayStation Studios livestreams on their official Twitch channels, you may have a chance to win* some incredible PlayStation merchandise, including (2) PlayStation®5 Consoles, The Last of Us Part I Firefly Edition, God of War Ragnarök Collector’s Editions, and so much more. (See official rules here) 

Plus, check out some of the auctions happening during the livestreams where the highest bidders have a chance at taking home a standard PS5 edition of The Last of Us Part II signed by Co-Studio Head at Naughty Dog Neil Druckmann, Gran Turismo the movie posters signed by Head of Product at PlayStation Studios Asad Qizilbash, God of War Ragnarök key art signed by Christopher Judge (Kratos), Sunny Suljic (Atreus), and Danielle Bisutti (Freya), and more. 

 

A huge shoutout to Naughty Dog, Santa Monica Studio, and PlayStation Productions for your generous contributions to our big event

Donate

Donate or learn more about the Tiltify Cause Page for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.** All donations go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to fund critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services, innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, and child life services across the U.S. and Canada. Donations do not increase the odds of winning the sweepstakes. 

How to watch

Check out the schedule below on when and where to watch the action. The Annual PlayStation Studios Extra Life event kicks off on Tuesday, October 31 at 10:00 AM PT and runs through Friday, November 3. You can also catch some of these livestreams on the official PlayStation Twitch channel throughout the week. We hope to see you there.

Studio Date/Time Location
San Diego Studio Tuesday, October 31
10 AM – 4 PM PT
Twitch.tv/sandiegostudio
Insomniac Games Wednesday, November 1
10 AM – 6 PM PT
Twitch.tv/insomniacgames
Guerrilla Thursday, November
25 AM – 9 AM PT
Twitch.tv/guerrilla
Bend Studio Friday, November 3
10 AM – 10 PM PT
Twitch.tv/bendstudio

About CMN hospitals 

Over 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital across North America annually. Children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support to provide the best care for kids, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.  

Learn more about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and your local children’s hospital: cmnhospitals.org.  

* Sweepstakes runs from 10/31/23 through 11/03/23. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years or older; US and Canada (excluding Quebec) only. Void were prohibited. Limit 1 entry per person.

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