Update – 5/4/23 – Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is now available for PlayStation 5 as a standalone release in the PlayStation Store.
Original – 5/3/23 – Sony Interactive Entertainment and Insomniac Games announced a standalone release of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is coming in May 2023 for PlayStation 5. An upgrade program for the original release of Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 was also revealed.
Arriving sometime in May 2023, the standalone PS5 release of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered will be available digitally for $49.99. An upgrade program will be available for owners of Marvel’s Spider-Man, allowing them to upgrade to the PS5 version for $10. The upgrade applies to physical and digital copies of Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4, including the Digital Deluxe and Game of the Year Editions. Physical owners of the game must insert their PS4 copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man to play Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, however.
Alongside news of the standalone PS5 release of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Insomniac Games teamed up with Marvel for a Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 prequel comic. The new comic will be available at participating comic stores in the U.S. and digitally via the Marvel Unlimited app and Marvel.com starting May 6.
The Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 prequel comic announcement may be read below, via PlayStation Blog:
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Prequel Comic Announced
Saturday, May 6, is Free Comic Book Day —and to celebrate, we teamed up with Marvel to release a comic that will serve as a prequel to the upcoming game Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
When we initially sat down with the team at Marvel, we explored a few different ideas about what kinds of stories we could tell in a prequel comic. But we kept coming back to the same core premise—What if Peter, Miles, and MJ had to team up against a new Super Villain whose powers they didn’t understand? Additionally, we wanted to make sure that we could get a peek into what this heroic trio has been doing since the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. What is Pete up to now that there are two Spider-Men in the city? How is Miles doing in school? And how is MJ’s journalism career going?
In this story, their lives collide as Peter, Miles, and MJ attempt to balance their responsibilities to the city, and each other. They keep coming back to one of the main themes of the comic: is magic real? Because in this action-packed issue, a beloved Super Villain makes their first appearance in our universe and appears to have supernatural abilities that defy mere webs and fists: none other than The Hood!
To find the answers to these questions we collaborated with the experts: Writer Christos Gage (who was also one of the writers on Marvel’s Spider-Man), and Artist Ig Guara. In celebration of Free Comic Book Day. Fans in the US can visit a participating comic book store or download the comic digitally on the Marvel Unlimited app* or Marvel.com starting on May 6. The comic will be available digitally worldwide through the Marvel Unlimited app at a later date!
Lastly, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 launches in fall 2023 for PlayStation 5.