Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2 is releasing in September according to Venom’s voice actor
by Danny Craig ·
Tony Todd, the voice of Venom in the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, revealed on Twitter that the game will be arriving in September 2023, with promotions starting in August.
- Todd responded to an excited fan in a recent tweet, confirming that Insomniac Games is currently planning to release the title in September, roughly two years after the game's official announcement. Todd claimed in the tweet, "Looks like September! Massive publicity coming in August. Commercials start dropping in August so I'm told. Hold on to your ... and hold your breath! Gonna be necessary." As expected, it appears that Todd was not given permission to leak the game’s release schedule, as the tweet has since been deleted, and he has since posted a follow-up tweet informing everyone that there will be no more information coming directly from him.
- The news of marketing ramping up so close to the game's release date has caused some concern among fans who are eagerly awaiting the title's gameplay. Sony has yet to showcase the game outside of a handful of screenshots and a teaser trailer from its original announcement, but players can expect a jump in graphical quality from 2020's Spider-Man: Miles Morales since the game is a PlayStation 5 (PS5) exclusive and is not bound by the constraints of the PlayStation 4. Another PlayStation State of Play is planned to air before June's E3, according to insider Jeff Grubb, so we could see an official gameplay reveal during the show.
- Todd's Venom will serve as the main antagonist in the sequel, with the original Spider-Man game implying that the symbiote controls Peter Parker's childhood friend, Harry Osborn. The game's reveal trailer also implies that Kraven the Hunter may appear as a villain in the game after fans recognized the character's voice despite the character not appearing directly on screen. It appears that the August marketing window will include some vague plot information, so we'll likely learn more about who else will join the cast of villains.
Other Sony/PlayStation news:
- The PS5 was Japan’s best-selling console in February, beating out the Nintendo Switch for the first time since its launch. Its February sales increased by 457% year on year after only selling 65,772 in February 2022, for a total of 366,982 hardware unit sales.
- Sony is reportedly working on a PS5 Pro with an expected release date of 2024. The hardware improvements to the console are unknown, but Mark Cerny, a PS5 architect, has filed a patent for systems that allow for "accelerated ray tracing," which could be introduced with the Pro.