Insomniac explains Mary Jane’s role as a playable character in Spider-Man

Adam Mathew 2 November 2017 NEWS


At Paris Games Week, we quizzed Insomniac's community manager James Stevenson on MJ's involvement in the upcoming game.

Ever since Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 was first announced at last year's E3, we've been totally wrapped by the idea of an open world web-slinging adventure by the creative folks from Insomniac Games (Ratchet and Clank, Resistance). After this year's E3 teased Miles Morales, there was immediate speculation around exactly which Spider-Man would be donning the red and blue. It was soon confirmed that we would be webbing it with the OG Spidey himself, Peter Parker (albeit a few years into his career, foregoing the overspun origins story).

However, it turns out Petey won't be the only playable Daily Bugle employee as it was confirmed this week at Paris Games Week that Mary Jane Watson would also be a playable character when the game releases early next year.

We sat down with Insomniac's communications manager James Stevenson to find out a little more about her role as a playable character. Here's what he had to say.

I'm delighted to hear Mary Jane is a playable character now. Is that true?

Yes! You'll have moments where you'll play as just Peter Parker, sans suit. You'll also have moments where you'll play as Mary Jane, a reporter at The Daily Bugle.

She'll have moments where she's working with Spider-Man because she's got a nose for news, she knows the city, and she's just an all-around talented reporter. It's a cool wrinkle. Putting another playable character in the game is a big ask for the team. But it's something that we felt really passionate about.

Our full interview will be up soon. While you're waiting, why not check out the biggest trailers from PlayStation's Paris Games Week here.

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