Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is finally getting a standalone release
A free Spider-Man 2 prequel comic will also be released this weekend in the United States
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is finally getting a standalone release for PS5.
Currently only included as part of the Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition, later this month it will be made available standalone via the PlayStation Store priced at $49.99.
Players who own a physical or digital copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4 will be able to upgrade to Spider-Man Remastered on PS5 for $10.
PlayStation Plus members who claimed any edition of Spider-Man via Sony’s subscription service won’t be eligible for the PS5 upgrade offer.
Players who own the standard edition of Miles Morales can also still pay an upgrade fee to get the Ultimate version, which includes the remaster.
In a PlayStation Blog post, Insomniac Games narrative director Jon Paquette also announced that a Spider-Man 2 prequel comic will be released for free in the United States on May 6, ahead of the game’s release this autumn.
It will offer a look at what Peter Parker, Miles Morales and MJ Watson have been up to since the events of Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
“In this story, their lives collide as Peter, Miles, and MJ attempt to balance their responsibilities to the city, and each other,” Paquette said. “They keep coming back to one of the main themes of the comic: is magic real?
“Because in this action-packed issue, a beloved Super Villain makes their first appearance in our universe and appears to have supernatural abilities that defy mere webs and fists: none other than The Hood.”
The comic is being released to coincide with Free Comic Book Day, an annual promotional effort by the comic book industry which sees participating specialty stores give away comics free of charge.
US-based readers will be able to visit a participating comic store to pick up a copy, or download one via the Marvel Unlimited app or Marvel’s website. The comic will be available digitally worldwide through Marvel Unlimited at a later date.
Tony Todd, who plays Venom in Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man 2, recently claimed that Sony is targeting a September release date for the game.
This is the same release window publishing sources previously told VGC to expect the highly anticipated title.