San Diego Comic-Con 2023 witnessed an electrifying moment for gaming enthusiasts and Marvel fans alike as a dazzling new Spider-Man-themed PS5 and DualSense controller were unveiled to accompany the highly anticipated release of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Amidst the palpable excitement, attendees at the event had a tantalizing glimpse of the console and controller in person, while the rest of the world soon caught up through a captivating PlayStation blog post that showcased these marvels in all their glory.
As the curtains were drawn back, the PS5 showcased an exquisitely sleek design, predominantly dressed in black, elegantly adorned with a splash of vibrant red emanating from the bottom corner, and featuring a prominent white Spider-Man logo. Complementing this extraordinary console was the awe-inspiring DualSense controller, its facade almost entirely “taken over” by the iconic Spider-Man logo in the center, with the resplendent red extending gracefully along the right side. A perfect harmony of aesthetics, undoubtedly, leaving fans in awe of this marvel of design and engineering.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed action-adventure game, will be an enthralling journey, and what better way to embark on this thrilling adventure than with the exclusive PS5 and DualSense bundle. The package will include a digital copy of the game, which can be redeemed upon its release on October 20, making it an irresistible proposition for ardent fans eager to immerse themselves in the Spider-Man universe.
For those yearning to embrace the webslinger spirit but already own a PS5, fret not, as the Spider-Man-themed console covers are set to hit the shelves separately, catering to both the regular PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition. Similarly, the DualSense controller will also be available for individual purchase, allowing enthusiasts to bask in the Spider-Man aura without investing in an entirely new gaming system.
Excitement is bound to reach fever pitch as the pre-orders for this extraordinary bundle open next Friday, July 28th. Marking its official release on September 1 of this year, fans will have the opportunity to revel in the Spider-Man universe even before the game’s much-awaited launch, adding a whole new dimension of anticipation and exhilaration.
This stunning collaboration between Sony Interactive Entertainment and Marvel promises to set new standards for immersive gaming experiences and collector’s delights. Not only does it accentuate the superhero legacy of Spider-Man but also emphasizes the remarkable innovations and design prowess that the gaming industry continues to embrace.
As we count down the days until pre-orders commence, the excitement continues to swell, and fans worldwide eagerly await the day they can embark on their extraordinary gaming journey with Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, swinging through the vibrant metropolis of New York City, and saving the day as the iconic webslinger.
“The design was inspired by the in-game symbiote that’s taking over the console and controller, but you can still see some of the underlying red under the tendrils. This represents the various ways players will experience the symbiote takeover in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. It’s a constant push and pull for dominance whether it’s internal or external and the outcome is not certain.”Jacinda Chew, Senior Art Director, Insomniac Games
Disclaimer: All product specifications, release dates, and availability are based on information provided during SDCC 2023.
(Images courtesy of Marvel and Sony Interactive Entertainment)