Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is out in October

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It's official: Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is out on October 20.

Earlier today at the Summer Game Fest 2023, Insomniac finally unveiled the long-awaited release date. There's now just a few more months to wait until Marvel's Spider-Man 2 launches on October 20, and when it does, it'll be here entirely as a PS5 new-gen exclusive.

As the tweet just above from PlayStation reveals, we'll be able to pre-order Marvel's Spider-Man 2 beginning this month on June 16. If you just can't wait to spend your hard earned cash on Insomniac's sequel, then good news, because you really don't have long to wait at all.

This actually isn't the rumored release date that we've been hearing about for a while. Earlier this year, Venom actor Tony Todd teased that the sequel would be out later this year in September, in a comment that he probably shouldn't have made, and later tried to walk back as being nothing more than mere speculation.

Speaking of Venom, this is actually the first time we've seen the villain in action in Spider-Man 2. The big gameplay trailer from last month didn't actually show Venom at all, instead focusing on enemies like The Lizard and Kraven the Hunter, so this is the first time we've seen Venom since Marvel's Spider-Man 2 was actually revealed back in 2021. Venom certainly looks like a force of nature, which is just what you'd expect of the villain.

Check out our upcoming PS5 games guide for a look ahead at all the other new-gen exclusives coming to the console in the immediate future.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.