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|Spider-Man: New York|
|Genre(s)||Action-adventure, open world|
Spider-Man: New York is an upcoming action-adventure video game based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, and a follow-up to 2015's The Superior Spider-Man, developed by Square Enix and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch console. The game features an original storyline that takes inspiration from the 1970s and 1980s comic books.
Spider-Man: New York features a vast open world, confirmed to be several times larger than its predecessor's, with almost all of New York City free to explore. As with Superior, the game is mainly an action-adventure game with various stealth sections, as well as numerous side-missions in addition to the lengthy main game. Cel-shaded graphics return to mimic the look of a comic book. The game is played almost entirely from the point of view of Spider-Man, though some sections shift to Black Cat's perspective.
The main villains of the game are Hobgoblin, Scorpion, and Vulture, though various other villains appear including Jackal, Doctor Octopus, Fifth Avenue Phantom, Mysterio, and the Lizard. Upon completion of the main storyline, the Hobgoblin, Scorpion, and Vulture become playable in the open world, much like the Green Goblin in Superior; other unlockable free-roam characters include Venom and Spider-Woman, giving the game a total of 7 playable characters, each with their own powers and abilities.
Spider-Man: New York began development as a Wii U remake of the 1994 Sega Genesis/Super NES game Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage entitled Spider-Man: Symbiosis, but this idea was scrapped early in development in favor of an original storyline with Hobgoblin and Scorpion as the antagonists due to the game's writers' desire to utilize "underrated villains" for the game, and the game's development was moved over to the Switch platform.