Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 developers, Insomniac, are up to something, but they aren’t revealing their cards just yet. More specifically, it seems they are teasing something related to Daredevil, but whether it will be a new DLC for the game or an entire spin-off is anyone’s guess.

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When Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 launched, fans quickly noticed that the plague for the law offices of Nelson and Murdock in Hell’s Kitchen from the first game was missing, suggesting that the duo had moved out.

However, a recent patch for the game restores the plague, with Insomniac’s Senior Creative Designer, Bryan Intihar, tweeting, “Guess they paid their rent… ”

While the game has had many references to other Marvel superheroes, such as Doctor Strange, Black Panther, The Fantastic Four, and more, it seems the developers are oddly doubling down on Daredevil.

Other references to the blind superhero have also been spotted, such as a villain hideout filled with weapons, swords and skulls, which could be a reference to The Hand, a group of ninjas that have been a long-time adversary of Daredevil. Screenrant also found other references, including a Daily Bugle article with Ben Urich’s byline, a character who appears in both Spider-Man and Daredevil comics, as well as the Clinton Mission Shelter and Fogwell’s Gym landmarks which are references to Daredevil’s origin story.

It’s clear that Insomniac Games is brewing something hot and mysterious with all these references, but whether it will be a Spider-Man 2 DLC with Daredevil as a non-playable friendly character or an entire stand-alone game remains to be seen. The developers have already said they are not opposed to making a Venom spin-off if fans want it (and we indeed do!) while they are busy preparing Wolverine for the PS5 sometime next year.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was released on October 20, 2023, to high critical acclaim and has become the fastest-selling PlayStation game, beating the likes of God of War: Ragnarok.

Mufaddal Fakhruddin
Mufaddal Fakhruddin

Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.

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