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Prepare to face Mr Negative in Insomniac’s Spider-Man game

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Excelsior! I’m in a happy place right now. One with ice, penguins and a surly Helena Bonham Carter telling me to go for a slide thanks to the news of a new Spider-Man game on the way, developed this time by Sunset Overdrive’s Insomniac Games. And that’s a fantastic pairing, just like Sriracha sauce and everything else that’s edible. Insomniac is a studio which specialises in quirky games, titles with unique identities. A strength that I think will match Spider-Man perfectly.

But enough about that! Let’s talk villains! You think Spider-Man, you think of all-time great villains like the Green Goblin, Mysterio and Kirsten Dunst. But over the years, the wallcrawler has managed to piss off a whole new generation of super-criminals. Super-powered villains who haven’t yet had a chance to give Peter Parkour Parker a run for his money in digital form.

Well at least one of them will be seen in Insomniac’s Spider-Man game, if the teaser trailer is to be believed. Look closely. See these guys that Spidey tangles with in the trailer?

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That’s not just a criminal with poor taste in masks. That’s an Inner Demon, one of many foot-soldiers in New York under the command of Mr Negative. By day a philanthropist beloved by the people of New York for his numerous F.E.A.S.T soup kitchens that help the less fortunate, Martin Li becomes something else at night. Something much darker, a super-crime lord known as Mr Negative.

Mr Negative

Li’s got plenty of powers in this form. His body pretty much generates Darkforce energy and gives him undefined levels of superhuman strength and durability. His most devastating power however, is his ability to corrupt anyone by coming into contact with them. This Negative touch inverts the personality of the victim, with the corruption being stronger the more inherently good the person is. It’d pretty much turn Geoff into a YouTuber who shrieks false excitement then. Pure evil.

There’s plenty more to Mr Negative’s corruption powers, but I’ll leave it at that. He’s an interesting character, one who has made his presence known over the years since his introduction in Spider-Man comics. Should be interesting to see how Insomniac uses him, and which other villains they’ve tapped for this PS4 exclusive reboot of the web-slinger.

Last Updated: June 14, 2016

30 Comments

  1. …..what?

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  2. Captain JJ or is it I&J?

    June 14, 2016 at 09:36

    SUCK IT EXCLUSIVES

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    • Ottokie

      June 14, 2016 at 09:40

      That Xbox E3 block… “Xbox one and Windows 10 exclusive!” I am turning that into a drinking game next year for every time this is said

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      • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

        June 14, 2016 at 09:40

        Windows 10 exclusive means it’s probably going to be sold on the WIndows Store only. Then they can also suck it 😀

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 14, 2016 at 09:51

      Join me, @ottokie:disqus, @Admiral_Chief:disqus(as soon as I win one for him) and many others here. so many exclusives XD

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      • Ottokie

        June 14, 2016 at 09:54

        O.o
        xD

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      • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

        June 14, 2016 at 10:04

        I’ll join you if I win one or already own the best pc money can buy 😉

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  3. Captain JJ or is it I&J?

    June 14, 2016 at 09:38

    Hehe. Cool write-up. “Kirsten Dunst” indeed. 😀
    Green Goblin in the first Spider-Man movie was also laughable. They pick the actor with the perfectly expressive face for the character but then put a cheap Halloween mask on him, made from plastic so thin it wobbles.

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  4. The Order of the Banana

    June 14, 2016 at 09:39

    Agent Bonthuys… not everyone knows who Mr Negative is, I demand that you write a grand article about the man. Do it! DO IT FOR THE ORDER OF THE BANANA!!

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  5. Fox1 - Retro

    June 14, 2016 at 09:39

    Does his character “develop” into full “colour”?

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    • The Order of the Banana

      June 14, 2016 at 09:40

      Nah! Mr Colourful only appears in his nightmares… 🙁

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  6. Original Heretic

    June 14, 2016 at 09:41

    So….if he touches me, will I become good? KEEP HIM AWAY!!!!

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  7. VampyreSquirrel

    June 14, 2016 at 09:41

    Another reason to get a PS4.

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    • Ottokie

      June 14, 2016 at 09:42

      Is there really a reason to not get a PS4 😛

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      • HairyEwok

        June 14, 2016 at 09:45

        I would say N(E)O

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        • Ottokie

          June 14, 2016 at 09:46

          Well played

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 14, 2016 at 09:49

          LOL

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 14, 2016 at 09:49

        XD

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        June 14, 2016 at 09:53

        Yeah, cost.

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        • Ottokie

          June 14, 2016 at 09:55

          Can you really put a price on Crash Bandicoot games 😛

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            June 14, 2016 at 10:04

            Yes, R7000 + [insert game cost]

  8. HairyEwok

    June 14, 2016 at 09:42

    Imagining how this game will be….
    http://cdn.gifbay.com/2013/10/spoderman-89399.gif

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  9. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 14, 2016 at 09:51

    One with ice, penguins and a surly Helena Bonham Carter telling me to go for a slide
    http://i.imgur.com/nido04b.png

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