Insomniac Games gave us another look at Spider-Man PS4 during Paris games Week with another spectacular trailer showcasing different characters that will be featured in the game including Mary Jane. Now, the developer has confirmed that Mary Jane will be a playable character in Spider-Man PS4.
Speaking with IGN, creative director Bryan Intihar confirmed that Mary Jane will be a playable character and also revealed that she will be a reported instead on an actor. He added that Mary Jane won’t be a damsel in distress but, will be a risk-taker.
You actually play, at various stages of the game, as Mary-Jane. It’s a very different experience to playing as Spider-Man. It stays true to her character, in terms of her background that she’s a reporter for the Daily Bugle. I really like her role in the game, and to put her in a role that maybe we haven’t seen as much. It’s less of a damsel in distress, she’s much more of a capable contributor, a risk-taker in this game.
As for the villains, Bryan Intihar explained why the studio chose Mr.Negative as the villain for the upcoming Spider-Man PS4, given that he is the lesser known villain that Spidey has ever faced and the game will feature villains that will force players to mix up their strategy.
One of the reasons we chose the Inner Demons is because they have the negative energy weapons that require the player to mix up the strategies they use. We want to find villains that force Spider-Man and the player to mix up how they play: really push and pull them as much as possible.
Also, Marvel as explained the influence Batman Arkham games had on the upcoming Spider-Man title. “The Arkham games…inspired us to lean into our characters and trust that nailing the uniqueness of each character experience is really what’s going to make the gameplay compelling”.
Spider-Man PS4 is an open-world action adventure game in development at Insomniac Games exclusively for PlayStation 4.