A Spider-Man 2 update will add New Game Plus and mission replay post-launch

Insomniac Games has said Spider-Man 2 will get a New Game Plus mode after its release.

It’s expected to be added to the game alongside a mission replay feature in a post-launch update, according to James Stevenson, Insomniac’s director of community and marketing.

“We’re working on an update for those features but they won’t be in Day 1”, he said in response to a question on Twitter, later adding: “Should be before end of year.”

Spider-Man 2 will be released exclusively for PS5 this Friday, October 20.

Insomniac has advised players who buy a physical copy of the game to download its launch day update.

While the disc-based version will be playable out of the box without a patch or online requirement, the studio said the day one patch includes “notable enhancements” made to the game since it went gold last month.

“This update features polish to the gold master version of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 available on disc, which improves the opening sections of the game and includes other general refinements to your Spidey experience, including some additional Accessibility Options,” according to Insomniac.

The Spider-Man 2 review embargo lifted on Monday and critics have heaped praise on the title, making it one of Insomniac’s highest rated games to date.

A Spider-Man 2 update will add New Game Plus and mission replay post-launch

“Marvel Spider-Man 2 is an incredibly confident sequel and one of 2023’s best games,” according to VGC’s 5-star review.

The game will reportedly be bundled with the new PS5 Slim console when it launches next month in the US.