Gameplay from a since-lost film tie-in for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 has seemingly resurfaced greater than a decade after it was created.
Between the trailer release for the MCU’s Spider-Man No Way Home and Insomniac Games announcing Spider-Man 2 at this month’s PlayStation Showcase, everybody’s favourite wall-crawler has taken middle stage in latest weeks. However, along with newer editions of Spider-Man circulating the online, Obscure Gamers has leaked footage from what appears to be the sport tie-in for Sam Raimi’s scrapped Spider-Man Four film.
The footage, which was posted on Obscure Gamers YouTube channel, allegedly reveals an early construct copy of what may have been for Radical Entertainment’s Spider-Man 4. Over eighteen minutes lengthy, many of the clip options Spider-Man swinging casually round a comparatively well-modeled construct of New York City.
The metropolis itself seems to be fairly full in comparison with different options within the footage. According to Obscure Gamers, that is seemingly as a result of the sport was utilizing a model of a map introduced over from Prototype. In 2019, Wayne Dalton, a earlier atmosphere artist for Radical Entertainment, shared a vary of screenshots and particulars from what he mentioned was the canceled Spider-Man 4 that ended up turning into Prototype 2, including to hypothesis that this could have been the case.
Spider-Man’s web-swinging mechanics and a few of his fight strategies are each proven off within the footage – each of which appear at first look to be similar to that of earlier Spider-Man video games within the Raimi tie-in collection. One of the extra surreal components of the footage, nevertheless, come within the type of the footage’s NPCs. Unfinished and untextured, residents of Manhattan could be seen strolling and driving across the streets as gray blob-like character fashions. In a few absurd clips all through the footage, Spider-Man could be seen interacting with the blobs as they flock towards him earlier than waving and cheering him by means of the town streets.
Despite few particulars being formally confirmed for Raimi’s canceled Spider-Man 4, speculation at the time advised that John Malkovich would have joined the solid to play Vulture. Earlier this yr, leaked footage from YouTuber CyberSonic appeared to point out off what might need been a last battle sequence between Spider-Man and Adrian Toomes within the film.
Whilst Activision’s earlier addition to the franchise, Spider-Man 3, released to mediocre reviews, many followers would seemingly nonetheless be intrigued to see what may have been for a last battle scene between Spidey and the Vulture in a fourth film tie-in title.
Jared Moore is a freelance author for Gamingskillz. You can observe him on Twitter.