Some of the most popular superhero games of recent years have focused on Marvel properties, with much of the focus on the company’s most iconic hero Spider-Man. After the incredibly successful release of Marvel’s Spider-Man on the PS4, fans were eagerly awaiting a sequel. Insomniac Games announced last year that one is coming to the PS5, known as Marvel’s Spider Man 2which will see both Peter Parker and Miles Morales as Spider-Man, pitting the pair against the villainous Venom Symbiont.
Not much information is known about this highly anticipated sequel, other than the teaser trailer that was shown during Sony’s PlayStation Showcase in September. It showed both Spider-Men going up against New York City’s villains before revealing Venom, who will be played by horror icon Tony Todd. To maintain the same cinematic flair of other Marvel projects like the MCU, Insomniac Games brought on board an artist with previous experience in the movie franchise.
Davison Carvalho was hired by Insomniac Games in February of this year, where he was a freelance concept artist for a number of MCU films. This includes dr. Strange† Captain America: Civil War† Thor Ragnarokand Shand-Chi and the Legend of the Seven Rings, where he was responsible for helping create the look and feel of the movie environments. He worked with other outside companies and other concept artists before working with Insomniac. He has a similar role in video games, working on various video game user interfaces and concepts for games such as Fortnite and New world†
According to his ArtStation profile and related social media accounts, he is the Art Director for Insomniac Games and PlayStation Studios, taking over from previous art directors of Spider Man and Spider-Man: Miles MoralesGrant Hollis and Gavin Goulden. The latter two art directors are currently working on another Marvel project from Insomniac Games, a solo game based on infamous X-Men member Wolverine. Based on Carvalho’s previous work, it’s likely he can help guide the project towards becoming like fans’ favorite MCU movies in terms of art direction.
Since the unveiling, most of the information has been on: Spider Man 2 has been kept close to the chest, with leaks and rumors also making it difficult to determine what kind of content will be included. Marvel Games Vice President Bill Rosemann described what content fans can expect from the sequel, saying it will be similar to what both have created. Spider Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales so good, “but more”.
Marvel’s Spider Man 2 is slated for release in 2023 for PS5.
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