Marvel’s New Spider-Man Playstation Game Drops an Easter-egg to Remember Legendary Steve Ditko

Spider-Man’s popularity is hardly a question because Sony’s latest PS4 exclusive has already beaten Far Cry 5 and God of War and has become the fastest selling Marvel game of all-time. It has also been the top choice among gamers instead of God of War because it has been sold almost twice the amount of the biggest exclusive of the year on any format and i.e., God of War. Marvel’s Spider-Man is also the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 game since Call of Duty: WWII.

Now, if we talk about the game then it’s beyond the level of perfection and there are still many fans who have already tasted the sweet blood of this game and the added X-factor about the game is that they’ve tried their best to embrace the true sanity of comic books and has also made friendly neighborhood – Spider-Man one of the most popular superheroes of all-time.

The American game developer, Insomniac Games pays homage to the creators and also with one amazing reference to Steve Ditko’s one of the most iconic stories of all-time. The story has been told in the game with perfect execution of graphics and movements.

In the opening scene of the game, Spider-man and NYPD are getting into the Kingpin’s base and have also shown that Wilson Fisk has planted explosives all over the building to prevent himself from the custody of our beloved wall-crawler. But, as one bomb goes off we see his business partner have trapped some of the employees.

After finding those employees under a heavy pile of debris, Spider-man utilizes his super strength in quick time to lift the weight and allow them to escape and we witness that the scene has been shown into life in the game from the comics, referencing The Amazing Spider-man #33.

50 years ago, at the beginning of 1966, the comic came out through the hands of two great minds Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The comic shows that an over-aggressive Spider-Man is up against for a fight with Doctor Octopus. As a result of that fight, the lab just fell all over the top of the Spidey. But, then came the moment when Spider-Man breaks the limit of human minds and lift that all up to escape from a crushing death. But, in the game, the way they’ve represented the whole segment is quite remarkable and extraordinary to see.

Also, the game shows that despite Spider-Man being in so much rage and anger he still knows his eternal priorities and that is saving the lives of people. The amazing game, has taken another reference from the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming and has shown a big reference of this scene, where Peter Parker and his enemy Vulture lock horns in an epic battle fight and Vulture uses his wings to break the support beams in an isolated warehouse, leave the roof to collapse on the top of Spider-Man.

But, our superhero responds again and with collecting his all powers in his fists and shoulders he just escapes another deadly moment. For Marvel fans and also for superheroes fans, it’s a really emotional moment with dips of happiness to see one of the most iconic scenes in the history of comic book run, and also to see Steve Ditko’s tremendous work accepting plaudits across the world after making its entrance on the big screen and in video games.

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Last but not the least is the news that Insomniac’s Spider-Man has nearly 30 costumes for a user to wear with all their special abilities. The suits have been a part of Spidey’s comic books in various different stages. Some of the most loved and talkative suits in the game are the Advanced Suit (First appearance in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2018), Classic Suit (First appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15 1962), Dark (First appearance in Spider-Man/Deadpool #8 2016), Electrically Insulated (First appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #425 1997), Fear Itself (First appearance in Fear Itself #7 2010) and the most talkative one Spirit Spider (First appearance in Spider-Man Annual #38 2011).

Thus, if you haven’t played it, experienced it or lived it. Then go out now and buy one. Also, tell us which is your favorite suit from the game?

Rishabh Naudiyal

"Writing is one of my strengths and all I can say is that I observe things and try my best in order to convert them into words without the pressure of satisfying people's demands."
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