In a free update released earlier this week, Marvel's Spider-Man has introduced two brand new suits, both of them inspired by the Fantastic Four.
One of the biggest hits of 2018 in the gaming world was Marvel's Spider-Man. With the success Marvel is currently having in the movie world, the game was under a lot of pressure to impress fans. Well, mission accomplished. Not only did it live up to the lofty expectations set by the Spider-Man games of 20 years ago, it may very well have exceeded them.
As with anything nowadays though, no sooner than the game had been released fans were asking "what's next?" A few promised DLC packs have since arrived, but fans want the bigger picture. Insomniac Games may have given us our first hint at that this week. In the game's latest update, which dropped earlier this week, Spidey got two new suits. Both are ones he has worn in the comics while working with the Fantastic Four.
For those of you not well-versed with the comics, Spider-Man and Fantastic Four's paths have crossed a number of times. When the web-slinger managed to detach himself from his symbiote during his awkward Venom phase, it was Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, that helped him out by loaning him the below suit. A Fantastic Four uniform with a paper bag since it didn't include a mask, and now you can wear it in the game.
While that suit is pretty entertaining, the second one that has been added may be our favorite to date. The sleek black and white suit that is the featured image for this article is a hat tip to Spider-Man's inclusion as a member of the Future Foundation. The superhero group has included other members such as Ant-Man and even Fantastic Four foe, Dr. Doom. Spidey replaced the Human Torch when he joined up with the group.
So what are you still doing here? Load up Spider-Man on your PS4 and get to swinging in your new suits. As cool as they are, what this hints toward is more evidence that Spider-Man will not be the one and only hero we see in this gaming series. It has already been suggested that Spider-Man could be to gaming what Ironman was to the movie industry. Perhaps the next heroes we see get their own title will be the Fantastic Four. Let's just hope the game is better than any of their movies.