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Spider-Man: Miles Morales trailer, release date and more

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales was one of the first games we saw during the PS5 games event on June 11. The title seems to be exactly what fans have been asking for: a brand-new Spider-Man game that will launch alongside the PS5. 

First, check out the trailer that Sony used to debut the game:

Spider-Man: Miles Morales trailer

First off, in case you didn’t see the trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales, it’s embedded below:

Right off the bat, we can say that the game will put Miles Morales front and center. In Spider-Man for PS4, Miles was a supporting character, who had just recently acquired his superpowers. You got to play as him a few times, but never in full possession of his Spider-Man abilities. This time around, Miles will be wall-crawling, web-slinging and diving from tall buildings with the best of them.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales release date

Importantly, we know that the game will debut during holiday 2020. Since that’s when the PS5 itself will come out, Spider-Man: Miles Morales will either be a launch title, or something close to it. Since Spider-Man was one of the most beloved games on the PS4, this could theoretically entice a lot of fence-sitters to invest in a PS5 as soon as it comes out.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales standalone expansion

Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be a standalone expansion, providing something akin to Infamous: First Light or Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. That means that Spider-Man: Miles Morales will tell a complete story in a shorter time frame than the original Spider-Man game on PS4. Check out a more detailed explanation for the game's trailer just below:

Otherwise, the game sounds pretty much like what its title promises. You’ll take control of Miles Morales as he begins his journey as Spider-Man in the world established by its PS4 predecessor. From the trailer, it seems like he’ll be able to do whatever a spider can. Comic book fans also know that Miles has a variety of abilities that Peter Parker doesn’t, including invisibility and a kind of electrical attack. No doubt, these will be integrated into the final game, along with multiple costumes and other options to customize your experience.

Sony has promised "a new story, with new set-pieces, fresh villains, and unique quests across Marvel’s New York City." The game will also be a technical showcase for the PS5, demonstrating the system's fast load times, ray tracing capabilities and DualSense controller capabilities.

Those who want to see Peter Parker's story need not worry, as his story will also continue in a future Spider-Man game. Odds are good that a full sequel will also be on PS5, although anything could happen between now and then.

Marshall Honorof

Marshall Honorof is an editor for Tom's Guide, covering gaming hardware, security and streaming video. After hours, you can find him practicing taekwondo or doing deep dives on classic sci-fi.