The New Game Plus mode in Marvel’s Spider-Man isn’t out today after all

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Marvel’s Spider-Man is a lovely game. While I didn’t especially like some of the open-world fluff in the webhead’s adventures, or some of that forced stealth nonsense, the game more than ably told its story – while also being a delight to play. Swinging around Insomniac’s condensed, idealised version of Manhattan was an absolute delight – leading many to want to do it all again, even though they’ve played the game to completion, with the Platinum trophy to show for it.

The impending New Game Plus would be perfect for that – but unfortunately it’s been slightly delayed. The mode was originally scheduled for release today, but according to Insomniac’s Twitter it’s now “coming soon,” with no specifics on when it might be available.

The easy money, of course, would bet on it arriving in conjunction with the game’s first DLC, The Heist – which is out next week on October 23.

“As you play Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist, you’ll encounter the beginning of a new, interconnected story taking place over the three chapters of Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps. A robbery at an art museum entangles Spider-Man and MJ with an old flame from Peter Parker’s past, Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat.”

The DLC adds new enemies, new missions, new trophies – and yes, new collectible suits for you to use in your quest to cleanse Manhattan of wrongdoers. If you’ve yet to play the game and you have even the mildest interest in Spider-Man, you really should grab it. As we said in our review (giving it a 9/10!):

Marvel’s Spider-Man is charming and energetic, action-packed and surprisingly capable of tugging on your heart strings to deliver a one-two punch to the emotional gut. If you had to sum up Marvel’s Spider-Man in one word, nothing would be more apt than…amazing.

Last Updated: October 17, 2018

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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