Insomniac ‘Spider-Man 2’ Suits
Insomniac‘s Spider-Man video game is one of the best video games I’ve ever played. There I said it! I’ve replayed it at least ten times at this point and I’m still not over it. The gameplay is like butter, the story perfectly embodies everything that makes Spider-Man great, New York is a wonderful sprawling sandbox, and it still finds ways to build off the character in refreshingly new ways. I’ve loved Spider-Man since I was a kid, I’ll dig up those photos of me someday in my pajamas with the underarm webs. My point is, that I’ve loved the character for a while.
With a character that’s been kicking since the 60s, there are a lot of different takes on the webhead. Different takes in comic books also translate to different looks! Insomniac’s Spider-Man rewards players with a variety of Spider-Man skins inspired by different comic interpretations and appearances. Each one is a glorious easter egg with a little bit of history. For me, it’s great being able to relive some of my favorite moments of the character whenever I want. I’ve talked before with close friends about what suits I’d like to see make it in the next game, so today, I’m boiling that ten-hour discussion into a 7-minute article (you’re welcome).
Since Miles Morales will likely be a playable character in the next game, I’m going to include variations of his suits along with Peter Parker’s. Enough chit-chat, here are 20 suits we’d like to see in Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2!
Japanese Spider-Man Suit
Beware Supaidāman, the emissary from Hell! This Japanese Spider-Man live-action tokusatsu series was born out of a short-lived licensing agreement between Marvel Comics and Toei. The series only lasted a year but forty-one episodes were produced within that time. The series follows motorcycle racer Takuya Yamashiro who witnesses a UFO falling to Earth. Takuya’s father Dr. Hiroshi Yamashiro investigates the case but is killed upon finding the spaceship. The incident also attracts the attention of Professor Monster and his evil Iron Cross Army, an alien group that plans to rule the universe.
After being injected with the blood of someone from Planet Spider Takuya develops spider-like powers. Takuya also receives a bracelet that can activate his spider protector costume, shoot webs, and controls a spaceship which also transforms into a giant robot. Japanese Spider-Man is fucking insane but it’s rooted in such amazing nerd culture, which makes it one of our main picks for being included in the upcoming video game sequel.
Spider-Man Unlimited Suit
I’ll be honest, I’ve never read the Spider-Man Unlimited comic books but I absolutely watched the television show. The show was if Spider-Man 2099 decided to fight furries… or some shit like that. Just kidding, this version of Spider-Man fights to free an alternate Earth from an evil ruler known as the High Evolutionary. Regardless it was pretty cool and featured an iconic suit for the webhead. The yellow lenses, the incredible suit contrast, and the web cape made me an instant fan of this suit when I was a kid. Seeing how Insomniac could add their spin on this already killer suit would be an experience.
Miles Morales 10th Anniversary Suit
I haven’t seen a ton of different suits for Miles Morales but this one was love at first sight. It’s a change of pace since most Spider-Man suits are skin-tight, having something baggy is genuinely a visual spectacle. This blend of athletic wear meets superhero suit works perfectly for a modern rendition of Spider-Man. Plus the red just pops on this suit! Within the context of the story, his former costume was shredded during The Clone Saga, when Miles fought against his deranged clone. Needing a replacement, Miles visits a friend who offers to redesign his costume.
Miles Morales Absolute Carnage Suit
As the teaser trailer showed us, Venom will play an integral role in the sequel. Who’s to say we won’t get Carnage? Maybe a stretch but if we do, we have to get this killer suit for Miles. It’s a little edgy and over the top but who cares? It looks sick!
Superior Spider-Man Suit
Insomniac didn’t want to include the Superior suit in the previous game because of the inclusion of Doctor Octopus. They thought it would be strange to be wearing the Superior Suit while fighting Doc Ock himself. While visiting a dying Doc Ock, Peter suddenly had his mind swapped with Otto’s, allowing Otto to live in Peter’s body. Since they skipped it the first time around they’ve got to include it in the sequel. Since the mechanical arms for Peter seem to be a new feature in the upcoming game, why not incorporate the mechanic within some of the skins?
Identity Crisis Suits
Maybe it’s the fanboy in me but I love the Identity Crisis suits. Framed for murder and with a bounty on his head, Peter Parker adopts four other costumes with different crime-fighting personas in order to remain aloof. They’re weird, silly, edgy, and super 90s! What’s not to love? Though they’ve already appeared as skins in previous Spider-Man games, having all four be playable options for Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2 would be incredible.
Miles Morales Homemade Suit
I think like most comic book fans I’m a sucker for origin stories. Within a lot of retellings of classic heroes, we get to see alternate renditions of their homemade prototype superhero suits. Sometimes it can be as silly as pajamas or maybe even a blanket tied around their neck like a cape. I dig this version of Miles’ homemade suit. It’s slightly tactical in a way while still giving off a scrappy kind of vibe.
Last Remains Miles Morales Suit
Seeing Miles as an all-out literal monster is pretty sick! Similar to the Spirit Spider suit from the first game, this could be a chance to match that same type of ghastly aesthetic. It could be especially fun to see how this suit interacts during the cinematic cut scenes as well.
Unused PS4 Suit
This was concept art for Insomniac’s original Spider-Man suit. It’s definitely more elaborate as it features separate red markings along the waist and thighs. It also features a black spider emblem rather than the striking white emblem used in-game.
Spider-Man Threats and Menaces Suit
The Threats and Menaces suit came out well after the first game and it’s one of the more radically different suits included on this list. The name “Threats and Menaces” is a reference to J. Jonah Jameson’s former strapline, “Spider-Man: Threat or Menace?” We’ve already seen a lot of variations of the classic red and blue, so to have a Spidey design that contrasts against the others is why it should be in the sequel.
Earth-9500 Spider-Man Suit
Dr. Max Borne is from the year 2211 and just so happens to be the Spider-Man of that era. His costume features four mentally controlled mechanized arms, is bulletproof, includes guided webbing, electro-webbing, visual sensors, rocket boots, and a time-traveling engine. He is part of an organization that tries to prevent disruptions in the time field. It’s a campy take on the classic suit and would be fun for it to be brought to life.
Zombie Spider-Man Suit
Marvel Zombies was a major event for the publishing company. The story is set in an alternate universe where the world’s superhero population has been infected with a virus that turned them into zombies. The story was recently referenced in Disney+’s What If…? series in the episode titled “What If… Zombies?!” Who wouldn’t want to play as a gnarly Peter Parker in a rotting Spidey costume?
Spider-Man: No Way Home Final Suit
Featured at the end of Spider-Man: No Way Home, this is perhaps one of the most gorgeous Spider-Man suits put to film. Though not entirely different from a lot of his other suits, this one is just especially vibrant and detailed.
Spider-Man Space Suits
These space suits are for both Peter and Miles, seeing their varying details though they’re from the same book could be interesting. Especially when you consider that some missions for the sequel could be co-op! These suits both originate from the book Spider-Man: Life Story.
Bullet Points Suit
In this story, Dr. Bruce Banner felt responsible for the transformation of Peter Parker. In an attempt to dissect a spider that survived the same blast that Peter did. The spider bit Bruce, altering his DNA. After years of being in SHIELD’s custody, along with gene therapy and heavy medication, Doctor Banner became the newest Spider-Man. The eyes, especially on this suit, remind me of the Sam Raimi costume, just with purple and black instead of red and blue.
Savage Spider-Man Suit
The Savage Spider-Man was created when Peter Parker was mutated by various villains. Acting as a giant literal spider man, he must partner with Baron Zemo to stop the Immaculatum. Again, seeing Spider-Man as this grotesque creature of the night is right up my twisted alley.
After the release of Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, the internet blew up with its own “spider-sonas”. It was incredible to see all the different styles on Spider-Man and everyone’s personal take on the iconic Marvel hero. So in the spirit of this, I think it could a brilliant idea if Insomniac created a custom Spider-Man suit creator that could be unlocked at the end of the game. Everyone could bring their own spider-sonas to life!
What Suit Do You Want To See In Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2?
There is a whole multiverse of Spider-Man designs just waiting to be used in the sequel. Did any of the suits you want to see make it on our list? Or maybe we forgot a few exceptional ones? Let us know on social media today what alternate Spider-Man skins you want to see in the sequel.