San Diego Comic-Con is going on right now, so you better believe Marvel's Spider-Man has made an appearance, boasting a new trailer featuring one of the web-crawlers best frenemies, Silver Sable. With the game set to launch exclusively on the PlayStation 4 in just a little over a month, this is likely one of the last times we'll see Spider-Man in action before his big debut.
There's a lot going on in that new Spider-Man story trailer, but, arguably, the biggest moment was the reveal of yet another noteworthy character from the Spiderverse, Silver Sable. In the comics, Silver is the leader of an international mercenary organization that is typically hired to hunt down and stop baddies. But, she's a mercenary, remember, so she and her goons are sometimes fighting for the wrong side due to their "work for the highest bidder" lifestyle.
That definitely appears to be the case here, as Silver Sable is seen giving Spidey a hard time on several occasions. While we still don't have a super clear picture of the upcoming game's narrative, additional pieces are certainly starting to fall into place.
We know that Spidey ends up caught in the middle of a prison break where several of his biggest foes -- including Rhino, Vulture and Scorpion -- earn an early release from incarceration. We also know that someone other than the first revealed in-game villain, Mister Negative, orchestrated that whole event.
With this latest trailer, we see that Spider-Man will be battling those same foes all over the city and that, somewhere along the way, said city starts to turn against him. That is, of course, where Silver Sable comes in, hired by Mayor Norman Osborn. People no longer like the way Spidey doles out justice and now he's become a wanted man himself. It's a pretty familiar story in comics, but it makes for good drama. And, again, that's all pieced together from several other trailers, so maybe things don't quite pan out exactly like that. Feel free to add your own take on the story so far in the comments below.
Another thing you likely noticed in this latest trailer is that Spider-Man looks damn good. The cinematics look super sharp and, having gone hands-on during E3 2018, we can confirm the in-game action is just as fast-paced and exciting.
It's been a big year for PlayStation, with game like God of War making the front half of 2018 especially noteworthy. Now we've got Spider-Man set to launch on Sept. 8 and, based on what we've seen so far, it aims to kick off the fall on a strong note. Here's hoping Insomniac Games can stick the landing.