Marvels Spider Man Miles Morales SwingSource: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales shocked everyone when it was announced for the PS5 at the June showcase. Miles has become a beloved and popular character as of late thanks to the acclaim tInto the Spider-Verse received, and now he's receiving his very own game this holiday.

It's your boy Miles

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

A different kind of Spider-Man

Insomniac Games captured the hearts of players everywhere with its foray into the Marvel universe with Spider-Man for the PS4. This sequel isn't a full-fledged game, but you'll get to play as Miles Morales, who gained his spider powers at the end of the first game, and save New York.

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What's the story so far?

Spider-Man: Miles Morales appears to pick up after the events of the first game and its DLC. With the Sinister Six defeated by Peter Parker, who managed to synthesize a cure for the virus plaguing Manhattan, he begins to train Miles after he reveals that he has acquired spider-like powers.

This game picks up one year after the events of the first, and is set during the winter. According to Insomniac, a war has broken out between an energy corporation and a high-tech criminal army, and Miles' home of Harlem is right in the middle of it.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Gameplay

This game plays similarly to the previous Spider-Man game that launched in 2018 for PS4. Fluid combat and traversal are to be expected, along with a wide array of gadgets at your disposal. Miles will be discovering new powers that set him apart from Peter, like Venom Blast.

Is Spider-Man Miles Morales an expansion or standalone game?

Marvels Spider Man Miles Morales InvisibleSource: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Despite a Sony exec's comments to the contrary, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a standalone game. After some confusion, Insomniac confirmed this on Twitter.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is similar in scope to that of Uncharted: Lost Legacy — a shorter game than normal but still a standalone experience. This was confirmed in a post on the PlayStation Blog.

Will it tie into Into the Spider-Verse?

Into The Spiderverse group shotSource: Sony

No. Though Insomniac and Sony haven't detailed too much in regards to its story, other than it being "all-new," there's no reason to assume it ties into Into the Spider-Verse in any way. Insomniac's Spider-Man for PS4 had its own original story that this one will follow, unrelated to Into the Spider-Verse.

That said, given Insomniac's penchant for Easter eggs and such, there could be references to Spider-Verse and it's possible that some of the outfits from the film could make their way into the game as well.

Will it come to PS4?

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Yes, despite Insomniac Games previously saying it was only coming to PS5, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is coming to PS4 as well. If you buy the PS4 version, you'll get a free upgrade to the PS5 version at no extra cost.

On PS5, the games uses the PS5's ultra-fast solid-state drive (SSD), which allows near-instantaneous fast travel across New York City.

In addition to near-instant loading, Spider-Man: Miles Morales will also support ray-tracing and 3D audio. Characters have been upgraded with 4D scans, improved skin shading, and spline-based hair to be as realistic and natural as possible.

Sony also confirmed that Spider-Man: Miles Morales will support 4K 60FPS on PS5 in an optional performance mode.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Release date and preorders

Marvels Spider Man Miles Morales HeroSource: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is set to release this holiday for PS5 and PS4 on November 12 and November 19 alongside the console launch.

It'll cost $50 on PS5, with a $70 edition that includes a remaster of Marvel's Spider-Man.

It's your boy Miles

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

A different kind of Spider-Man

Insomniac Games captured the hearts of players everywhere with its foray into the Marvel universe with Spider-Man for the PS4. This sequel isn't a full-fledged game, but you'll get to play as Miles Morales, who gained his spider powers at the end of the first game, and save New York.

Ultimate Spidey

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition

Ready for launch

The Ultimate Launch Edition of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales includes the base game and a remaster of Marvel's Spider-Man with full ray-tracing and 60 FPS performance mode.

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While you wait for the next adventure

Insomniac's Spider-Man for PS4 quickly became one of the greatest superhero games of all time. Not only is it a fantastic Spider-Man story, but it does Peter Parker justice, too.

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