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

Sony Playstation shows the Spider-Man game as they demonstrate upcoming game releases during a news conference at E3 2017 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 12, 2017.

The company focused on blockbuster games and intriguing new titles for PS4 at a press event on the eve of the opening of the major Electronic Entertainment Expo here. Below, you can check out the gameplay featured at this Sony's E3 presser.

The post-apocalyptic game is being made by Sony Bend, which, side note, I took a vacation out in Bend lately and it's a really lovely place.

And, 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.

Insomniac's Spider-Man game is looking hot, and strongly influenced by Rocksteady's Arkham games.

After all this time, what did you think of the reveal? From traversing with parkour and utilizing the environment, to new combat and blockbuster set pieces, it's Spider-Man unlike any you've played before. Most importantly however, we got to see really great footage of upcoming games, which is probably more important than watching an endless ream of teasers and trailers devoid of actual gameplay content! The current versions of Playstation 4 and Xbox One are four years old. Once combat does open up, the animations are incredibly fluid, nearly appearing to resemble the combat mechanics in the Batman Arkham games. The game will be available in 2018. We got to see actual gameplay footage of Spider-Man beating up a bunch of thugs at the top of a building. Sony announced that the company has sold 60.4 million PlayStation 4 games consoles since it launched just over three years ago. Nor price was announced at Sony's E3 press briefing. Inpatient takes the player into a Mental Hospital, where we will most likely have to run away from people with big knives a lot. The question is: how exciting will Spider-Man be when he's left to his own devices?

For fans hoping to see a release date sometime this year, the trailer unfortunately ends with a simple 2018 release window.

  • Arturo Norris