Spider-Man 2 will be “darker” in tone than the original game, according to Marvel.
“If the first Spider-Man game was Star Wars, Spider-Man 2 is kind of our Empire,” he said. “It gets a little darker.”
Developed by Insomniac Games, Spider-Man 2 is coming exclusively to PS5 in 2023. Rosemann described it as “everything you love” about the first game and Spider-Man: Miles Morales “but more”.
“There are multiple foes. I can say the story very much continues and picks up from Marvel’s Spider-Man to Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales. I don’t want to reveal too much but it’s the next big chapter, there are a lot of threads, a lot of characters that were in the first two games that you’ll see here.”
Rosemann then touched briefly on Insomniac’s Wolverine game, which was also announced for PS5 earlier this month.
“If you go back and look at the trailer, the scene where you are behind Logan and he is at the bar, it is chock-full of Easter eggs,” he said. “The internet detectives have indeed found some of them, but they have not found all of the Easter eggs.”
He added: “We will eventually reveal when Wolverine is aimed to launch. I would say, for more, go back and study those trailers, they are packed with little details and Easter eggs.”
Sony has said the game will present “an emotional and suspenseful journey” through the world of Wolverine.
Directed by Brian Horton and Cameron Christian, who were the creative leads on Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the standalone title “is very early in development”, according to Insomniac.