This is who Venom actually is in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2


Millions of gamers the world over are awaiting the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, a sequel to the 2018 superhero game that definitely is one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the year.

As was the case with the original game, this sequel is also made by US studio Insomniac Games, and is slated to hit shelves on October 20 this year. Sadly, though, it will be a PS5 exclusive at launch. Although there’s a possibility it might hit the PC at some point like the original game did…

Nonetheless, and in order to whet player’s appetites for the game, Sony and Insomniac have released another trailer for the game, this one focusing on the game’s story.

We see Harry Osborn, one of the better-known characters in the Spider-Man universe, who early in the trailer tells Peter Parker that “we’re going to heal the world”. Harry, though, is afflicted with an incurable disease, bonding with the symbiote to become Venom at some point in the game.

So, instead of Venom being Eddie Brock as is usually the case in the Spider-Man universe, it’ll be Harry Osborn who turns into the supervillain in this sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man. We can see Venom using his massive strength to take down a helicopter , but he can also use his tendril attacks against enemies in the game.

And so will Peter Parker, who bonds with the symbiote to acquire such powers as was revealed in an earlier gameplay video… This means that his pal Miles Morales might find himself in a somewhat rough situation, especially after a guy named Kraven shows up in New York with his militia of hunters as seen in the story trailer. The game lets you play as both Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) and Miles Morales (the other Spider-Man).

This will be Insomniac Games third Spider-Man game, after Marvel’s Spider-Man and its 2020 Miles Morales spin-off. The sequel looks like it could be a bigger, and better game than the last two entries, and one which makes the most of Sony’s powerful PS5 console, so it’s not surprising that this is one of the most eagerly anticipated games hitting shelves in the second half of 2023.