Spider-Man PS4: Release date, bonuses — all you need to know


All the details from today's big reveals.

Update: PlayStation Australia has confirmed local edition availability and pricing, as below:

Original story: Spider-Man will head to PS4 in September, GameInformer has today revealed alongside a host of additional information. Let’s get your Spidey-sense tingling and share all we now know.

Spider-Man PS4 release date

It’s official: Spider-Man heads to PS4 on 7 September, exclusive to Sony’s console.

Considering E3 is between now and that release date, we’re sure to get some hands-on time with the title ahead of release. Stay tuned!

Spider-Man cover

The image used for the game’s cover is below. What do you think?

Frame rate is locked to 30fps on PS4, PS4 Pro

The title says it all, really: Spider-Man will be locked to 30 frames-per-second (fps) on both the PS4 Pro and the base PS4.

Yuri Lowenthal is Spider-Man

Yuri Lowenthal has been confirmed as the voice of Peter Parker and Spider-Man.

Lowenthal has voiced Yoskue Hanamura in Persona 4, Nikola Tesla in The Order: 1886 and has also featured in Sunset Overdrive, Persona 3 and many more titles.

Lowenthal took to Twitter to confirm the new gig.

Manhattan will be huge

Insomniac has said that Manhattan will be “several times larger” than Insomniac’s own Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One. Thankfully, the game will feature a fast travel system powered by New York’s subway system. Makes sense, eh?

There won’t be microtransactions

“Hell no,” was all that Insomniac’s Brian Intihar had to say when asked about in-game microtransactions.

While it’s great that we don’t have to worry about them, isn’t it sad that we have to ask?

You can play as Mary Jane

Insomniac confirmed that Peter Parker’s love, Mary Jane, will be playable in-game.

Spider-Man will have unlockable suits

In addition to the fancy new costume that Spidey will wear by default, a couple additional suits have also been confirmed:

  • Spider-Punk: Complete with a sleeveless denim jacket and mohawk, this rather weird suit will also give Spidey a sonic guitar that delivers a shockwave attack.
  • Wrestling Suit: Cause Spidey might have a rematch with Crusher Hogan, right?
  • Noir: Based on the popular comic series set in 1933, this black-and-white suit is theoretically suited for stealth.

There are apparently tons more suits to obtain and unlock, with at least two more suits offered as pre-order bonuses alongside the Spider-Punk getup.

Spider-Man special editions

Two editions have already been confirmed. First, and already confirmed for the US and Canada, is the Digital Deluxe Edition. It comes with the game, a pass for all DLC and special Spidey pin.

Next, the Collector’s Edition — confirmed for all regions — comes with all the contents of the Digital Deluxe Edition plus a Steelbook case, mini artbook and a statue of Spidey. It’s below.

We’re looking into Australian availability of the Digital Deluxe Edition now.

Spider-Man pre-order bonuses

Those who pre-order Spider-Man will get three extra suits — including Spider-Punk — alongside a Spider-Drone gadget, extra in-game Skill Points, a PSN avatar and a PS4 theme.

Post-launch DLC

Spider-Man post-launch DLC has already been confirmed. A three-part campaign called “Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps” will be offered.

While additional details are scarce, the DLC will come with “with new missions, new villains and characters, and additional suits for Spider-Man.”

Spider-Man will have a photo mode

As you can see in the image at the very top of this post, Spider-Man will feature a fabulous photo mode that will let you take selfies and play up for the camera.

This is all a lot to take in, eh?

Spider-Man is a PS4 exclusive available from 7 September.