- Fans hope that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will eventually bring back beloved costumes from the original game, as they were missing in the latest title.
- The second Scarlet Spider outfit is notably absent from Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which confused fans since the other two iterations are present. The four Spider Armors are also deeply missed.
- The Last Stand suit, despite not being iconic, has gained a lot of love due to its leather jacket, and fans would like to see it return in the future. The Dark and Vintage suits would also be nice to see again.
While Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was a terrific PlayStation exclusive that deserved its game of the year nomination, no game is perfect. Fans have had their share of criticism about the Insomniac Games title, and while some of it is unwarranted or overblown, other complaints make sense. One of the issues that many players have is with the game’s costume selection. The arguments range from a hatred for original designs like Miles Morales’ Evolved Suit to frustration over Peter Parker having too many movie suits, though the big problem players have is that some beloved outfits from the other Marvel’s Spider-Man games are nowhere to be seen.
Fortunately, DLC has leaked for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and players are hoping that it could still release in the near future. Unveiled as part of Insomniac Games’ devastating 2023 leak, it is likely that plans have shifted for this potential downloadable content, as one of the packs suggests that Carnage will face Spider-Man – a notion that seems unlikely given his presence in the Venom spin-off game. That said, the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 content focused on the villain Beetle could still end up becoming a reality, and if it does, it would be a perfect time to add some of the costumes that were left behind in the base game.
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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Has No Shortage of Great Suits to Bring Back
The Wildly Diverse Spider-Armors Could All Make a Comeback
Unfortunately, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 chose not to bring back the four Spider Armors that featured within the original game. Whether it be the original metallic armor with its hockey pad-like aesthetic, the yellow and black popped collar style design, the futuristic Ends of the Earth gear, or the Spider-Man Worldwide outfit, these costumes are nowhere to be found. Perhaps these designs were a casualty of what Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 director Bryan Intihar had described to IGN as suits needing to be “PS5-sized,” as the metallic textures could have looked dated in the new game. Still, with a DLC possibly on the way, it would be nice to see these four costumes make a comeback.
Scarlet Spider 2 Feels Like The Odd Costume Out
Considering that the other two Scarlet Spider outfits are present within Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, it is a bit of a headscratcher that the second of the three outfits has missed the cut. Possibly removed because it was used by Kaine Parker and not Ben Reilly, the less popular of the two clones, or because the Superior Spider-Man design ueses a similar color scheme, many would love to see this suit restored in the near future. Considering how Peter can still wear one of Miguel O’Hara’s costumes, it is odd that one of his clone’s signature attires cannot be equipped.
The Dark Suit is a Looker With Some Fun Inspirations
Seemingly inspired by the black and red stealth suit from the Spider-Man/Deadpool comic book series, fans of the wisecracking duo were happy to see the look featured within Insomniac’s first Marvel’s Spider-Man project. However, not only is it a fun nod to Peter’s time with the Merc With a Mouth, but this great-looking black and red design was gifted to Peter from Felicia Hardy. Black Cat’s level in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was a standout moment, but it would have been even more special if Miles was rewarded with a fresh take on the Dark Suit for helping Black Cat.
The Last Stand Suit Stands Out From The Crowd
Based on a dark reality where Peter Parker became a violent anti-hero instead of maintaining Spider-Man’s no-kill rule, the Last Stand costume has been the subject of many social media posts since Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 released, as many fans want to see it return. While it is hardly the most iconic costume for the webslinger, as it did not have a long stint in the comics, it looks great and stands out due to its leather jacket, appearing more casual than most of the costumes Marvel fans would expect to see the friendly neighborhood hero wearing.
The Vintage Comic Suit Would Make Spider-Man 2 Feel Even More Like Ultimate
Gamers have been quick to point out how much Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 resembles Ultimate Spider-Man due to the presence of Queens and a playable Venom, so going the extra mile to feature a cel-shaded costume would be a fun way to let nostalgic fans make the latest game feel more like the classic PS2 title. The Vintage Suit was perfect for photo mode and fans of the old school Spidey comics written by Stan Lee and drawn by Steve Ditko, as it looked like it was ripped straight from the page. Considering how good costumes with unique art styles such as the Spider-Verse Noir outfit look (the Spider-Verse Peter. B suit would be yet another design worth bringing back), it would be nice to see the Vintage attire again.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
The sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man and its Miles Morales spin-off, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is a PS5 console exclusive. Insomniac’s open-world game features Peter Parker and Miles Morales as dual protagonists, with the two heroes going up against the likes of Kraven, Venom, and Lizard.