This is a pivotal moment in the game, where the fragile peace in New York City has now been completely shattered, as Super Villains have now escaped the maximum-security facility, the RAFT, just off the coast of Manhattan.
The full seven-minute gameplay showcase can be seen above, featuring Electro, Rhino, Scorpion, Vulture, and even Mr.Negative from the previous trailers, which should give fans some strong vibes of the Sinister Six. One of my favorite mechanics is the ability to toss environmental objects at your foes, whether you're toppling the bad guys with debris or throwing their grenades right back at them for a big knockdown. Which, to be fair, looks impressive as hell. After spending time on games like Ghosts of Tsushima, Death Stranding, and The Last of Us Part II, the publisher ended up only having one playable demo for us to get our hands on: Spider-Man.
Besides the four long presentations, the Sony event hosted a few third party announcements for new games that will be coming to all platforms. But did our intrepid reporter spot the Avengers themselves in-game? The game cheats and fudges the physics to do whatever it can to keep Peter Parker gliding effortlessly through the air.
Taking the web-slinger to The Raft - an off-island NY penitentiary created to lock up Marvel's worst villains - it transpires that Electro is orchestrating a breakout attempt. Faced with overwhelming odds and higher stakes, Spider-Man must rise up and be greater.
Marvel's Spider-Man is due out worldwide for PlayStation 4 on September 7.