Marvel's Spider-Man will be exclusively available on the PlayStation 4 this 7 September, and at E3 2018, we get yet another extended look at how it will play like.
For the last two years, Sony has used E3 as a showcase for its upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive Spider-Man title from Insomniac Games. Spider-Man is one of the most popular super heroes in the world, and his web-slinging abilities have always translated well to the world of video games.
The studio behind Max Payne, Alan Wake, and Quantum Break is now hard at work on Control, a third-person shooter with some excellently psychadelic visuals. The Last of Us Part II's lengthy demo was exceptional, blending an exquisitely rendered cutscene that showed a moment of beauty in Ellie's life with a desperate, soul destroying fight for survival that takes the first game's brutality and dials it up several notches.
That doesn't mean that these games don't look excellent, though.
"When we hit upon the Mongol invasion of Tsushima of 1274, it all clicked", explains Nate Fox, Game Director at Sucker Punch.
Ghost of Tsushima, at least, was the beneficiary of a lengthy gameplay trailer, showing a gorgeous game-world and bloody samurai-style combat. Whoever they are, they've clearly got access to money and technology which narrows it down to several classic Spider-Man villains, some of which have already been subtly revealed in early trailers. It's taking an older Spidey's confidence and adding it to the action of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, while maintaining much of Homecoming's quippy tone. "You must move beyond your samurai traditions to forge a new way of fighting - the way of the Ghost - as you wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Japan".