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Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS5 release date, trailer and villains

Marvel's Spider-Man was the unexpected — and must-buy — open world superhero title of the PlayStation 4. Even though Sony previously had its own dedicated superhero franchise in the form of InFamous, Spider-Man swung into everyone's hearts and won numerous awards. Moreover, the game got audiences excited for future Marvel video titles, including Square Enix's upcoming Avengers game. However, the web-slinging train shows no sign of stopping.

Sony's PlayStation 5 reveal event on June 11 started off with an impressive bang by teasing Spider-Man: Miles Morales for the console. This short but sweet teaser got audiences hyped for the game, and not just because it will star the main attraction of the Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse movie. 

Though the trailer offered a taste of the action to come, you probably want to know more about the game. Here's everything we know about Spider-Man: Miles Morales so far.

When is the release date for Spider-Man: Miles Morales?

The PlayStation 4 Spider-Man was announced in 2016, and audiences had to wait two years for the game's eventual 2018 release. Two long agonizing years, but the wait was worth it, as demonstrated by the game's rave reviews and impressive sales numbers. Since Spider-Man: Miles Morales was just announced, you might assume you are in for a similarly long wait period, but that is not the case.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is scheduled to release during this holiday season — the same launch window as the PlayStation 5. The game can essentially be treated as a launch title for the console, so you can bet that anyone who buys the next-gen system will bundle it with Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which might be the must-buy game of this holiday season.

Is there a trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales?

There sure is a trailer for the game, one that demonstrates the marvelous graphics and action of Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

Marvel's Spider-Man was no slouch, but the Spider-Man: Miles Morales trailer runs circles around it. When Miles Morales takes off his mask, you can practically see every pore on his CG face, which demonstrates the graphical capabilities of the PlayStation 5 compared to even the PlayStation 4 Pro. However, the trailer isn't just about showing off how many polygons developers can cram into game models.

While the teaser is light on actual gameplay, it provides enough cutscenes — as well as what are probably snippets of edited gameplay and quick time events — to give audiences a decent taste of the action they can expect in Spider-Man: Miles Morales. More importantly, these clips provide hints at some new powers players can use in the game, including invisibility and an electroshock blast. 

Though light on content, the trailer shows the developers did their homework in making Miles feel like his own Spider-Man and not a Peter Parker clone.

Who are the villains in Spider-Man: Miles Morales?

Now, this is a difficult question since the trailer has several villains front and center, but who they are is a complete mystery.

Most of the villains look like cyberpunk, um, punks with purple neon swords and fists that wouldn't look out of place in InFamous: Second Son, These neon ne'er-do-wells appear to be the standard grunt enemies, but that's all fans know about them so far. They seem to carry shades of the Prowler suit from Into the Spider-Verse — which also features purple neon lights — as well as some of the stealth suits produced by Horizon Labs. Who knows if they are connected to the goons, though.

The trailer also shows Miles fighting what appears to be a person in discount Iron Man armor. The suit isn't so much armor as it is a powered exoskeleton that, thanks to its helmet, looks like Sektor from Mortal Kombat. As for the identity of this villain? No clue. It could be Batroc the Leaper, Crossbones, or even the obscure Marvel villain Kangaroo (no, seriously). Sony probably won't reveal the identities of any of Spider-Man: Miles Morales' villains until much later.