ESRB Reveals the Official Age Rating for ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’

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Even though it’s been almost two years since we watched the latest live-action Spider-Man movie on the big screen, this year has certainly become very important for all Spider-Man fans and anyone who considers themselves as such. Last June, we all witnessed an epic animated cinematic event in ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ one of the most acclaimed movies of the year, which continued the story of Miles Morales and set up the stage for an epic showdown in a threequel ‘Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.’

Still, Spider-Man fans, those who own PS5 at least, can look forward to another anticipated Spider-project. ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’ is the third game in the franchise developed by Insomniac Games. The original game was released in 2018, and it became the best-selling first-party game on PS4. The second game, ‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales,’ served as the follow-up and spin-off to the original game, and it was one of the cross-gen games. The third game, which is the full sequel to both of those previous games, is set to arrive this October, and fans are surely expecting another Game of the Year contender.

Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) reveals official age rating for ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’

Just like movies and TV shows, video games also have their way of telling which game is suited for which audience, and it’s ESRB’s job to determine it. On their official website, ESRB recently revealed that ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’ is officially rated T, which means the game is suitable for gamers who are in their teen years or above. This means that the PEGI (Pan-European Game Information) rating for the game will most likely be 16, which was the case with both previous games in this franchise.

ESRB also revealed that the game features blood, drug references, mild language, and violence. The detailed explanation you can read here:

“This is an action game in which players assume the roles of Peter Parker and Miles Morales/Spider-Men as they attempt to save New York City from a new threat. From a third-person perspective, players fight crime, swing around buildings, and engage in melee-style combat with enemies. Characters mostly punch, kick, and throw each other during fights; central characters can use special symbiote-based and electricity-based attacks on enemies.

Some enemies use pistols and/or machine guns during combat; gunshots sometimes result in small splashes of blood. Cutscenes depict further instances of violence/blood: a character choked to death; a dead body turned over; blood drops on a leaf. In some crime missions, characters can be seen trading unnamed drugs for weapons; drug packages can be seen in a car trunk. The words “prck” and “as” appear in the game.”

Entertainment Software Rating Board

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The original ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ game followed Peter Parker, who already has many years of experience as Spider-Man, although he’s still a young fellow who deals with young men’s problems. As he encounters numerous enemies from his rogue gallery, he tries to fix his relationship with MJ and ultimately meets Miles Morales, who’s going to become his newest ally and superhero partner. The game was praised for its story, narrative, gameplay, graphics, and voice acting.

Two years after the original game, the follow-up/spin-off game with Miles Morales as the main character has been released. The game was praised, although it was deemed inferior to the original game, and it faced some criticism for its short length. Still, Insomniac has built a good reputation with their first two superhero games, so it’s no wonder that ‘Spider-Man 2,’ and the upcoming ‘Wolverine’ game that is also in development are highly anticipated.

‘Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’ is set to be released on October 20, 2023, exclusively on PS5.

What are your thoughts on this topic? Are you looking forward to ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’? Let us know in the comments.

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