With the PlayStation 5 coming out on Nov. 12, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales might be the closest thing we have to a must-have PS5 game at launch. And, as the PS5 showcase revealed the first gameplay Wednesday, we learned it’s coming to PS4 as well.
Sony’s next-gen console will cost $499 for the Blu-ray equipped version or $399 for the digital-only model. Both versions will ship on Nov. 12 in the US, while some regions will have to wait until Nov. 19.
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The new gameplay footage shows Miles and his buddy — possibly Ganke, his best pal in the comics — walking through a snowy Harlem, with Miles’ mom Rio is running for office.
The Tinkerer is the one of the game’s villains, and their goons make trouble on a bridge. A costumed Miles takes them on and he displays some abilities Peter Parker doesn’t have — camouflage and bio-electricity. There’s also an epic cutscene with some quick-time events; a staple of the previous game.
Sony reveals PS5 price and release date
“We’re also excited today to reveal that Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be arriving on both PS5 and PS4,” the company revealed in a blog post.
The standalone game will be $50, but you can also get an Ultimate Edition that includes a remastered version of the previous Spider-Man for $70. That’ll include the 2018 game, its expansion packs and Miles Morales. It’s also a sweet Easter egg, since Miles made his 2011 comic book debut in the Ultimate universe.
If you opt for the PS4 version of Miles Morales, it’ll have a next-gen upgrade path so you can play it on PS5 whenever you buy the next-gen console.
There was confusion regarding the game during its initial announcement at the Future of Games stream in June: Was it a standalone game? DLC for the PS4 Marvel’s Spider-Man game?
But yes, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a standalone game, “more akin to a game like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in terms of overall scope,” said the game’s creative director, Brian Horton. That means it won’t necessarily be as large in scope as the first Spider-Man, but certainly more than a simple DLC pack.
Either way, considering how good the first Spider-Man game was, we can’t wait to see more of Miles Morales.