Tony Todd, the actor behind the voice of Venom in Insomniac Games’ newly announced Spider-Man 2 says that the game is massive.
Replying to a fan on Twitter, Todd reaffirmed that he would be voicing the character of Venom in the Sony-exclusive sequel before commenting on the size of the title and its future release date.
2 months or so. Game is massive. That’s why it won’t come out till. 2023
— Tony Todd (@TonyTodd54) September 10, 2021
Insomniac Games revealed the first look of Spider-Man 2 at this month’s PlayStation Showcase. While the announcement managed to add further hype around a busy period for everyone’s favourite web-slinger, perhaps the only disappointing part of the game’s reveal trailer is its 2023 release date. That being said, if Todd’s comments are true about the sheer size of the upcoming title, then maybe its lengthy wait time is to be completely justified.
The PlayStation Showcase proved to be a busy night for Insomniac Games as the studio also announced that it is working on a separate addition to its list of Marvel titles. Marvel’s Wolverine was announced alongside a short teaser trailer that showed off the game’s titular hero sitting at a bar as a large man advanced toward him. While little else was shown about the game, the PlayStation blog stated that Marvel’s Wolverine is a “standalone game” and is being directed by Brian Horton and Cameron Christian. Both Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Marvel’s Wolverine will be developed exclusively for the PlayStation 5.
It’s safe to say that the event proved successful for Insomniac Games with a number of fans, industry members, and developers showing their appreciation toward the studio on social media. As well as many other notable faces, even Sony Santa Monica Studio Creative Director Cory Balrog managed to step away from God of War: Ragnarok’s showcase long enough to show some love toward its fellow PlayStation developer.
— cory barlog 🖖 (@corybarlog) September 9, 2021
For more on the recent PlayStation Showcase, make sure to check out our full rundown of everything announced at the event. Alternatively, for more Spider-Man games news, you can check out this article about gameplay footage from a lost Spider-Man 4 movie tie-in that has seemingly resurfaced more than a decade after it was created.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.