Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales isn’t a full sequel to 2018’s web-spinning adventure, but developer Insomniac Games is still approaching this standalone project with the goal of telling a complete coming of age story for the newest wallcrawler in New York City.
“This is a full arc for Miles Morales that started in Spider-Man,” creative director Brian Horton said in an Entertainment Weekly interview.
“We really are completing this hero’s coming of age in our game. It is a complete story. When we started crafting it, we realized that, with a little bit more of a compact storytelling style, we could tell a very emotionally impactful story that would fit really well as an experience that would take Spider-Man 1 and [Miles Morales] and do justice to this character.”
The article also dropped more details on how Morales will function in his first solo outing, as Horton described how the unique bio-electrical and invisibility powers that the original Spider-Man’s protégé possesses are also metaphors for the hero’s journey that he embarks on.
“What I think is really compelling about Miles as a character is he has friends that he could actually let into his world — his human world and his Spider world. He’s a little different in the way he approaches it,” Horton said.
EW also revealed a new screenshot for the game in which Morales is outfitted in a costume that blends his comic book costume with the more modern style of Marvel’s Spider-Man.
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