Spider-Man 2’s Symbiote Suit Is ‘Borderline Brutal’

The newly released trailer of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 in PlayStation Showcase teased upcoming attacks and powers for Peter Parker. Insomniac Games revealed that the Spider-Man 2 Symbiote suit will deliver an intense gaming experience.

What does the Symbiote suit perform in Spider-Man 2?

According to Insomniac, the studio decided to include the iconic costume after some discussion about adding it to the first game. They ultimately wanted to go bigger with it and honor the significance of the suit in the Spider-Man story.

“For us, the Symbiote in-gameplay is about power and transformation,” said game director Ryan Smith in his interview with IGN. He posed the questions, “What really powerful moves can we imagine? How can we imagine them working with the Symbiote tentacles and really changing the gameplay?”

The Symbiote suit also impacts specific in-game abilities and Peter’s fighting techniques.

“The Symbiote punch will really impact a single target [and] stick them to walls, whereas the Symbiote strike launches a bunch of enemies up in the air,” Smith explained. “And so that’s something that lets you shift gears in Spider-Man combat… It’s something we didn’t have before that we could bring with the Symbiote.”

Creative director Bryan Intihar added that Intihar’s expectations for the Symbiote are really high and they wanted it to feel different from other depictions. “Peter and Miles, so much of their move set is based on fluidity, speed, acrobatic, and the Symbiote is power, is strength, aggression and I think we wanted to make sure that from a gameplay standpoint that was represented,” Intihar said.

Overall, the Spider-Man 2 Symbiote suit is set to bring a fresh take to the highly anticipated game. Fans can expect the suit to deliver the same intense power it is known for in comics and other mediums.