Things are just getting better for Insomniac’s Spider-Man game. Not only is it arguably the most anticipated game of the year, but they have now teamed up with Titan Books to release a prequel novel set before the events of the game and an art book – packed with never before seen images!
The prequel novel is written by David Liss (The Ethical Assassin, Black Panther: The Man Without Fear) and will reveal Kingpin’s plans to gain an iron grip on New York City, along with establishing character relationships that can be continued in the game
“Leading directly into the beginning of the game, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover features some of Spidey’s most famous friends and foes,” says Titan’s announcement, exclusively shared with Polygon, “including the Shocker, Echo, the Blood Spider, J. Jonah Jameson, Mary Jane Watson, and Wilson Fisk – the Kingpin.”
The Artbook from Titan Books is written by by Paul Davies.
“Packed with never-before-seen images of Spider-Man, his costume and equipment, the Marvel version of his hometown New York, and the deadly villains he battles, fans will learn about every facet of the game, from the initial designs, blueprints, and the breathtaking final concepts,” says Titan’s announcement.
Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover hits shelves on Aug. 21, 2018, Spider-Man: The Art of the Game will follow on Sept. 11.