Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Sandra Brady

Insomniac's Spider-Man game will have different suit options available


Note: This Spider-Man is not an item specifically based on this summer's Spider-Man Homecoming but it's licensed and timed with it certainly, and absolutely is using Tom Holland's Stark-made Spidey costume as the inspiration for its visual design.

The toy is capable of remembering where the story left off, so kids can jump right back into them easily. The focus will be parallel and split between Peter and Spider-Man, but it is not known whether this applies only to the story or for complete gameplay.

Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 will be an open-world game with missions punctuated by quick-time events, all with the "momentum" and "fluidity" of games like Sunset Overdrive with the feel of the Batman Arkham games. Kids can also tell it to "set an alarm" so it can wake them up in the morning. The Spider-Man in this game will not be able to kill anyone. Picking him up and playing with him prompts reactions, and he has a "guard mode" that will spot trespassers with his built-in infrared sensor. You get the same two-word choice system for your super power.

To turn this toy into a talking and listening companion, just click the spider on his chest. The app also is needed to set up the toy.

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The toy is a nice little tie-in with the new Spider-Man movie that has been getting a lot of traction recently. If that logo isn't glowing, the toy's microphone isn't active, providing further reassurance to parents that Sphero isn't secretly trying to harvest demographic info about their kids.

This means nothing will be shared or stored online, unlike other smart assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, Gizmodo reported.

It has just announced its latest licensed property, and in case both the headline and picture didn't give it away, it's Marvel's troubled teenage hero, Spider-Man. Sphero's Spider-Man listens and responds to your voice commands.

While some might like it, it's understandable if other Spider-Man fans would want something more traditional when you swing around in NY.

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