Marvel unveil Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle and new trailer at Comic-Con | Gaming
Sony’s Spider-Man exclusive has debuted a new story trailer in San Diego, but there’s still no sign of Square Enix’s Avengers game.
It’s Comic-Con this week, the Comic-Con in San Diego, and while surprisingly Marvel aren’t there to tease any new movies they did have an hour-long video game presentation last night and… it was a bit of a let-down.
There was a new trailer for the PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-Man game, which still looks great, but despite what many had assumed there was still no mention of Square Enix’s Avengers game.
Announced last year, as a collaboration between Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics and Deus Ex maker Eidos Montreal, more info was promised for this year.
Many assumed that meant E3 but it was never mentioned, and since there’s still plenty of 2018 left it’s unclear whether it’s been delayed or not.
Rumours suggest that the game is an online-orientated games as a service title, and that the poor reception to Star Wars: Battlefront II may have caused a bit of a rethink, but that is just speculation and in terms of official information there’s really nothing to go on.
As for what was unveiled last night, the big news was the new special edition PS4 Pro, which does look pretty natty and has already been confirmed for a September 7 release in the UK.
It’s a 1TB console with matching DualShock 4 controller, a physical copy of the game and a code for the City That Never Sleeps DLC.
The trailer below is also brand new and features a first look at the villain Silver Sable. There was also a glimpse at the ‘Velocity Suit’ designed by comic artist Adi Granov and a line of game-specific Funko Pop! toys.
Everything else was just mobile games, including Marvel Powers United VR, Strike Force, and Battle Lines.
Disney has not been interested in console games for a very long time now, so apart from Spider-Man and the Lego titles mobile games are really the only representation Marvel has on traditional formats.
That said, Marvel Powers United VR does seem quite interesting, with X-Men Wolverine, Storm, and Iceman being added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe-orientated line-up of Captain America, Hulk, Black Panther, Spider-Man, and Captain Marvel.
If you missed the news, Comcast has this week backed out of their attempts to buy 20th Century Fox, who own the movie rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four, leaving Disney free to snap them up.
That’s almost certainly going to lead to Marvel relaxing the rules on which characters can appear in video games, especially once the acquisition becomes official early next year.
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