While Sony’s E3 2017 is not as exciting as the previous year in terms of reveals and new titles, the conference had substantial follow ups to their upcoming games. During Sony’s conference, we got to see more of the upcoming Spider-Man PS4 game and everyone was stoked about it. In terms of total YouTube views, the new trailer even managed to top all other E3 2017 trailers regardless of platform.
NeoGAF user Nightengale shares his bit of research regarding the popularity of the trailers shown at E3 2017. Since multiple YouTube channels simply show mirror trailers from its origin, he has compiled the YouTube view count for each game.
Nightengale got the data for the top 50 most popular trailers at E3 and at the very top of the list is the new trailer for the Spider-Man PS4 title. The trailer for the title amassed over 10 million views and managed to beat the likes of Star Wars Battlefront 2, God of War, and even Super Mario Odyssey. Why is the trailer so popular though?
Before the critically acclaimed Arkham series for Batman, one of the best superhero titles was 2004’s Spider-Man 2. The game received generally positive reviews from many critics and since it was a video game adaptation of the film of the same name, many didn’t expect much from the title.
After seeing the trailer for the upcoming Spider-Man PS4 game, fans probably got all nostalgic as Spidey swung across the skyscrapers of New York city. Aside from Spidey’s web attaching to buildings instead of shooting into space, many things are different between 2004’s Spider-Man 2 and the upcoming title. Spidey’s web-slinging action was just very reminiscent of the early Spider-Man games.
The boom of Marvel movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe was probably a helping hand in the popularity of the upcoming title’s trailer. One of the next installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Spider-Man Homecoming, so it should be no surprise that Manhattan’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man would garner support from both the video game and movie fan base.
It’s Been A While
The latest Spider-Man game was The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from 2014. Its developers loosely based the game on the film. Unlike Spider-Man 2, the game loosely based on a movie didn’t do very well. On Metacritic, the PS4 version of the game got an overall rating of 49 across 44 critics.
The upcoming Spider-Man PS4 title is very promising to say the least. Since it’s been awhile since we’ve gotten a decent Spider-Man game, fans are likely to check what the fuss is about with the upcoming title.