Crystal Dynamics releases first image of Spider-Man in Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers' latest promotional key art for the Great Power DLC shows an all-original design for the game's take on the popular web-slinger.


Depending on who you ask, Marvel's Avengers is either a great game that was miscast as a live-service title or a bad game that underwhelmed. Both praises are valid. After all, Marvel's Avengers has a solid single-player campaign and is good to play for the first dozen or so hours. The key issue with the game is that it tries to get you to stay once you're finished with the single-player campaign and fails to give you a reason to do so. At the same time, it's a game based on arguably the most popular superhero franchise right now - it should have sold more than it did.

Unfortunately, Spider-Man in Marvel's Avengers is still exclusive to the PS4 and PS5.

Square Enix views Marvel's Avengers as a disappointment. However, regardless of what your stand on the game is, Crystal Dynamics deserves a lot of props. The studio has continued to work hard on a game that continues to be the subject of heavy criticism. Case in point, Spider-Man is finally coming to Marvel's Avengers.

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Marvel's Avengers Spider-Man design draws praise

Spider-Man arrives in Marvel's Avengers a year after he was initially promised, but he remains more than welcome to join the crew.

Crystal Dynamics revealed last week that Spider-Man was joining Marvel's Avengers. Unfortunately, the studio did not reveal more details about the webhead's arrival. Instead, Crystal Dynamics merely teased that the wall-crawler is going to feature heavily in an upcoming live stream on November 12.

Ahead of the aforementioned showcase, Crystal Dynamics decided to delight fans with official marketing material for Marvel's Avengers' With Great Power DLC.

It's hard to miss Spider-Man in the key art for the upcoming DLC campaign when he's right there in the middle. It appears that Crystal Dynamics added its own touches to Spider-Man's design in Marvel's Avengers to make him look unique. In addition to the iconic red-and-blue color theme, Peter Parker's suit in Marvel's Avengers features a rather peculiar-looking spider as its chest insignia. Of course, because this is Marvel's Avengers, we can expect more suits to arrive for Spider-Man going forward. In particular, fans are excited if Crystal Dynamics will find a way to bring in suits inspired by the MCU designs and from Insomniac's Spider-Man games, along with other original concepts.

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Unfortunately, Spider-Man will be exclusive to PS4 and PS5 owners in Marvel's Avengers at launch. It remains to be seen if this is going to change in the next few months.

Ray Ampoloquio
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