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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s New Game Plus Update Is Available Now

Along with new accessibility features!

Update: The newest update for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is now live, bringing with it the long-awaited New Game+ mode as well as Mission Replay, increased level cap, the ability to change the time of day and new accessibility features like Screen Reader, Audio Descriptions and more.

“We’re so excited to bring all of these accessibility features and improvements to you – thank you for your patience and support as we prepared for the 1.002 update. With our first-ever Screen Reader, we cover not only the settings but the FNSM App and all the Touch Pad menus including comprehensive map, skill tree, tech readouts and more,” says Sam Schaffel, accessibility design researcher at Insomniac Games in an official blog post.

“Robust cinematic caption and customization options cover off-screen sounds, emotional music cues and key gameplay sounds – written concisely so they can be easily read during calm scenes or intense set pieces. All these features, along with over 60 others, were crafted with love and care to add to player’s experiences. We hope you enjoy these accessibility features whether it’s your first-time playing Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, or if you’re returning to check out New Game+.”

You can see the full set of changes below:

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Version 1.002 Patch Notes

New Game+ (NG+) Features

  • Ultimate Levels: Go beyond the base game level cap in NG+
    • Note: Ultimate Levels are NOT tied to any difficulty
  • Symbiote Suit Styles: Unlock new story symbiote suit styles via Ultimate Level progression
  • Golden Gadget Styles: Upgrade your gadgets with exclusive Golden looks
  • Suit Tech Fusion: Unlock both perks in a shared Suit Tech slot
  • PlayStation Trophy Unlock a new trophy for completing the story in NG+

Additional Features

  • Mission Replay: Replay *that* mission (and many others) as much as you’d like now
  • Time of Day: Change the time of day in the post-game via ‘Gameplay’ settings
  • Tendril Colors: Swap symbiote tendril color in the post-game via ‘Gameplay’ settings
  • Photo Mode – Action Figure Mode: Scale down characters for photo opportunities
  • Photo Mode – Stickers: Decorate your photos with new stickers
  • Hellfire Gala Suits: Added two new suits inspired by the Hellfire Gala designs
  • Gameheads Fly N’ Fresh Suit Pack: Two new suits for Peter and Miles, plus Photo Mode content
    • Available via purchase, official details here

Accessibility

  • Audio Descriptions: A narrator will describe key visuals and actions during cinematics
    • Sub Option: Volume Slider
  • Screen Reader: Audio narration relaying text across menus, tutorials, and control hints
    • Sub Options: Volume Slider, Repeat Delay Time, Repeat Delay Scale
  • Mono Audio: Combine all audio into a singular output
  • Captions: Display captions for important in-game sounds during cinematics and some gameplay
    • Sub options: Size, Color, Background Color, Background Opacity
  • In-World Text Translations: Enable text boxes to show translated in-world text
  • High Contrast Outlines: Outline friendlies and enemies with specific High Contrast colors
    • High Contrast Outlines Friendly
    • High Contrast Outlines Enemy
  • High Contrast Presets: Access preset High Contrast settings for streamlined use
  • Center Dot Color: Adjust the color of the center dot on screen
  • Aim Arc Color: Adjust the color of the arc that displays during certain moments when aiming
  • Target Arc Color: Change the color of the arc indicator when throwing certain items on target
  • Motion Sensor Aiming: Aim using the DualSense Controller’s motion sensors
    • Sub Options include: Calibration & Sensitivity
  • UI Holds: Switch UI holds to toggle
  • Touch Pad in Combat: Disable the Touch Pad during combat to prevent accidental presses

General Fixes

  • General improvements to game stability
  • Addressed global crashing and freezing issues that may occur during cutscenes and/or gameplay
  • Addressed global visual issues that may occur during cutscenes and/or gameplay
  • Addressed issues where hiding HUD would prevent the next mission from spawning
  • Addressed issues where players wouldn’t be able to progress certain tutorials or sections
  • Addressed an issue where Web Wings would automatically deploy if tutorials are set to off
  • Addressed an issue where trick animations would reset during dives
  • Addressed issues relating to incorrect player spawns after failing or restarting checkpoint
  • Updated Webbed Suit textures
  • Addressed clipping and artifact issues with some suit lenses
  • Improved deformation across several suits
  • Various additional fixes across the game

Accessibility Fixes

  • Made several improvements and fixes to High Contrast settings
    • Addressed visibility issues across several enemy types, attacks, puzzles, and interactable objects
  • Added the pause menu option to skip Adaptive Trigger minigames, joining previously included features such as:
    • Turning off Adaptive Triggers via PS5 console settings to automatically skips these puzzles
    • QTE Autocomplete can automatically skip these puzzles
  • Made improvements and fixes to Toggles
    • Enabling Swing/Parkour toggle adds tap on/off functionality for Spider-Bot Jump Jets
    • Enabling Swing/Parkour toggle adds functionality for MJ to navigate squeeze-throughs automatically
    • Toggle icons display properly when restarting the game
    • Addressed an issue where tutorials would interfere with Swing/Parkour toggle functionality
    • Addressed an issue where Swing/Parkour wouldn’t enable fast enough when sprinting as MJ
    • Addressed issues with Aim Mode toggle with MJ’s lure
  • Addressed issues with Friendly Neighborhood Challenge Level
    • Symbiote nests and tanker crimes can no longer be failed
  • Made several improvements to Look at Waypoint across several missions in the game
  • Added Point of Interest (POI) Audio Indicator
    • This feature emits audio feedback ticking when Spider-Senses are used and there is a POI on the screen to aid in judging distance, height, and occlusion
  • Made several improvements to DualSense haptics
    • When the Haptics setting is set to Functional and the POI Audio Indicator is enabled, the system includes an additional haptic component for the waypoints.
    • Added distinct haptics for Abilities and Gadgets ready with Functional Haptics turned on
    • Added hot/cold haptics when doing object navigations with Functional Haptics turned on
    • Added haptic feedback when interact prompt is on screen
    • Adjusted haptics across different puzzles and combat scenarios in the game
    • Toned down damage received haptic a bit.
  • Selected Shortcuts now display in the first boot menu
  • Added the ability to enable Screen Reader in the first boot menu via Square button press
  • Fixed resolution and other oddities when setting Button Prompt Size to Largest
  • If enabled, Auto-Heal can save the player from fall damage death if the player has a full Focus bar

Original: After recently announcing a March 7th date for the upcoming patch bringing a New Game+ option to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Insomniac has now further detailed what fans can expect from the update including new content and options as well as a special DLC bundle for charity.

Over on the PlayStation Blog, Insomniac community director James Stevenson has shed a bit more light on what to expect from the Version 1.002 update for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

Obviously the big-ticket feature is a New Game+ option which will allow players to go back through the game (optionally on a harder difficulty) with all of their suits and abilities carrying over, or just replay their favourite missions. There will also be Ultimate Levels to achieve, Golden Gadget styles, added Photo Mode features, time-of-day customisation and other added bonuses.

New suit styles are on the way as well, which will be unlocked via Ultimate Level progression in the New Game+ mode, along with brand-new Hellfire Gala suits for both Peter and Miles.

On the accessibility front, previously-promised audio descriptions and screen reader features are coming in the patch along with settings for cinematic captions and high contrast outlines, adding to the already-exhaustive list of playability features in the game.

Finally, Insomniac and Marvel have partnered with California-based support group Gameheads to create a special charity DLC pack which will cost $5 USD (local price pending) and come with “Fly N’ Fresh” suits for Peter and Miles, plus new Photo Mode frames and stickers. 100% of the purchase price will go to Gameheads’ mission to support low-income youth and youth of colour in the US to get a start in the video game industry.

“Our creative collaboration with Insomniac values fostering a world of belonging via our characters in our video games. The Gameheads initiative is a real-world manifestation of this. Marvel has always been about reflecting the world outside one’s world authentically, especially in ways that make creative endeavors and Marvel storytelling more accessible, diverse, and inclusive,” said Eric Monacelli, Senior Director, Product and Franchise Development at Marvel Games.

You can read more about all of this on the PlayStation Blog here.