E3 2017: Insomniac's Spider-Man Gets Massive Gameplay Video

Spiderman's latest adventure appears to be his most ambitious yet.


Seems like Sony saved the best for last, as they've punctuated their E3 2017 press conference with a massive new gameplay video for Insomniac's upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive title Spider-Man.

The new footage shows everyone's favorite web crawler slinking and jumping his way through an abandoned warehouse taking out the minions of criminal overlord Fisk. Numerous gameplay features were on display, including Spidey's new ability to jumpkick and pin enemies against a wall with his web. The game looks to make liberal use of slow-motion fighting based around Spiderman's heightened senses as well, effectively meaning players will be able to execute combos that far outpace the abilities of basic human opponents.

As could be expected, there's a huge amount of web-based city traversal, which is useful for doing things like taking out helicopters and saving innocent bystanders from the resulting debris. Even better, Insomniac dropped a nice post-credit nod to fans of the Ultimate Spiderman series:

Like many of the games shown off at Sony's press conference, players can expect to get their hands on Insomniac's Spider-Man sometime in 2018.

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    June 12, 2017 7:15 PM

    Kevin Tucker posted a new article, E3 2017: Insomniac's Spider-Man Gets Massive Gameplay Video

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      June 12, 2017 7:30 PM

      That looks fucking awesome!

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        June 12, 2017 11:08 PM

        I agree, I thought it looked amazing! I can't wait to get it.

        Impressive for sure.

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      June 12, 2017 7:59 PM


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      June 12, 2017 8:11 PM

      That was a fun watch.

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      June 12, 2017 8:15 PM

      Good thing those office buildings were empty.

      I like the Ultimate Spidey reference at the end.

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      June 12, 2017 10:17 PM

      That looks pretty freaking awesome, but the web swinging still doesn't look as good as Spider-Man 2 :-(

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      June 12, 2017 10:34 PM

      That looks really good!

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      June 13, 2017 12:08 AM

      Looks great, but I hope they work on the animations before launch. Everything seemed a little too clinical, lacking impact. The combat in Batman / Mordor works well because they have a good amount of "ooomph" to their audiovisual delivery when fighting, and this seems to be missing that.

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      June 13, 2017 12:19 AM

      That looks incredibly good fun. They nailed the swing mechanics, let you boost by pulling towards the ground, and make great use of web shit in combat. Can't wait.

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      June 13, 2017 1:53 AM

      Quicktime Overload!!

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        June 13, 2017 6:45 AM

        Yeah the amount of quicktime events in that video scares me.

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          June 13, 2017 8:46 AM

          Yeah that did seem to be annoying.

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      June 13, 2017 4:59 AM

      Nice! Insomniac is a good match for Spider-man.

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      June 13, 2017 5:33 AM

      too bad it's PS4 exclusive :(

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        June 13, 2017 5:35 AM

        You could, I dunno, buy a PS4? ;)

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          June 13, 2017 7:00 AM

          already have an Xbone, absolutely no desire to get a PS4.

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            June 13, 2017 7:14 AM

            You actually just expressed desire ;)

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              June 13, 2017 7:58 AM

              i thought i did the exact opposite...

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                June 13, 2017 8:00 AM

                wait... right? like... i don't want a PS4, and knowing the Spider-man game is exclusive to the PS4 makes me lose interest in the game. right?

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                  June 13, 2017 8:01 AM

                  You're interested in a game, that's a good reason to get the thing that lets you play it.

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        June 13, 2017 7:48 AM

        Two things here:

        - Spider-Man Homecoming is a Sony license.
        - Insomniac's very good Sunset Overdrive did poorly on the Xbox One.

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        June 13, 2017 11:14 AM

        Stop being poor.

        Also PlayStation has better games oooohhhh

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          June 13, 2017 11:41 AM

          but it's also got a vastly inferior controller. WOT M8?!?!

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      June 13, 2017 7:07 AM

      That? That was awesome. Wow.

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      June 13, 2017 7:08 AM

      Too many QTEs.

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      June 13, 2017 7:18 AM

      AITOO who doesn't mind QTEs? I mean, I don't want an entire game of them, but I enjoy them from time to time. God Of War always did them well. There are certain "cinematic" type moments that just would be as cool if you tried to give the player full control.

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        June 13, 2017 10:35 AM

        I don't mind them at all. I don't get the hate.

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          June 13, 2017 11:17 AM

          I really enjoyed Dragon's Lair, Space Ace, and Cliff Hanger. But is that what I want from a superhero web slinging game?

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            June 13, 2017 11:28 AM

            in some games it works, even Tomb Raider at least the latest one it was sort of OK. But yeah fast paced twitch game play it feels wrong.

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      June 13, 2017 7:23 AM

      Looks amazing.

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      June 13, 2017 7:47 AM

      God of war and even the Batman games had qte boss fight set pieces. I'm not too concerned

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      June 13, 2017 7:49 AM

      MS really screwed the pooch by not getting them to make Sunset Overdrive 2.

      This looks awesome

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        June 13, 2017 8:03 AM

        They didn't grow a new franchise while giving their main competitor a tentpole game.

        SO was fun, ah well

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        June 13, 2017 8:14 AM

        It was weird though how people kinda slammed Sunset Overdrive until they actually played it.

        I think it suffered from the console wars when people weren't able to acknowledge a game on the XB1 might be good.

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        June 13, 2017 10:45 AM

        Sunset Overdrive is fucking great. Everyone should play it.

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      June 13, 2017 7:51 AM

      Can someone explain how spiderman has grip on his hands and feet when he is wearing boots and gloves?

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      June 13, 2017 7:52 AM

      It looked weirdly slow to me, the combat especially but also the movement through the city.

      The graphics are amazing obviously though and Sunset Overdrive was really good so this should be but I dunno looked odd.

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      June 13, 2017 8:20 AM

      I'm not sure I believe that was actual gameplay.

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        June 13, 2017 8:50 AM

        Looks very similar to previous Insomniac games. Not sure why you don't believe it.

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        June 13, 2017 11:31 AM

        Mix between real Arkham Asylum style actual gameplay and Uncharted style QTE fake news sequences. I believe it.

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        June 13, 2017 11:40 AM

        Looked like a QTE snoozefest.

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        June 13, 2017 11:44 AM

        It's Arkham Asylum combat + Spider-man 2 web slinging + Prototype parkour + cutscene QTEs. There's nothing really unbelievable in it.

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      June 13, 2017 10:46 AM

      ....and now I'm going to buy a PS4

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