Upcoming PS5 game Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is getting a prequel in the form of a comic, which will be available as part of Free Comic Book Day on May 6.

Insomniac Games announced the comic in a PlayStation Blog post today, with narrative director Jon Paquette sharing details of the story’s plot. The story is said to give fans an idea of what Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and Mary Jane (MJ) have been doing since the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

“When we initially sat down with the team at Marvel, we explored a few different ideas about what kinds of stories we could tell in a prequel comic,” Paquette said. “But we kept coming back to the same core premise—What if Peter, Miles, and MJ had to team up against a new Super Villain whose powers they didn’t understand? Additionally, we wanted to make sure that we could get a peek into what this heroic trio has been doing since the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. What is Pete up to now that there are two Spider-Men in the city? How is Miles doing in school? And how is MJ’s journalism career going?”

The result is a story in which Peter, Miles, and MJ balance their responsibilities to New York City and each other while coming face to face with The Hood, a supervillain who possesses supernatural abilities that rival those of both Spider-Men. The comic is written by Christos Gage, who wrote the story for Marvel’s Spider-Man, and drawn by Ig Guara.

Starting on May 6, fans in the US can get the Spider-Man 2 prequel comic at any comic book store participating in Free Comic Book Day or download the comic digitally from the Marvel Unlimited App or Marvel.com. International fans will get the comic at a later date.

Insomniac also announced that Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered will receive a standalone release on the PS5, which will become available on the PlayStation Store later this month. If you own a physical or digital copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4, you’ll be able to upgrade to the remastered version on PS5 for $10. Otherwise, you can get it for $50.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 releases on PS5 Fall 2023. Tony Todd, the voice actor for Venom in the game, has suggested it may drop in September.

Cristina Alexander is a freelance writer for IGN. She has contributed her work to various publications, including Digital Trends, TheGamer, Twinfinite, Mega Visions, and The Escapist. To paraphrase Calvin Harris, she wears her love for Sonic the Hedgehog on her sleeve like a big deal. Follow her on Twitter @SonicPrincess15.

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