When it comes to unexpected but certainly not unwelcome video game announcements, Spider-Cat takes the cake. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is only a month away from release, coming to the PlayStation 5 when it is released in specific countries on November 12th and then becoming worldwide on November 19th. A rather unusual but adorable feature recently revealed was the enigmatic and super fluffy companion that is Spider-Cat.
Spider-Cat will be an optional, unlockable costume element for players. It isn’t clear how exactly the scenario will go but in the gameplay reveal from Game Informer, it would seem that whilst on a mission to look into a bodega robbery- it looks like an optional side quest- Miles comes across a cat hiding in a backpack that seems to be randomly attached to a circuit breaker. It seems that the cat has been kidnapped- or catnapped if you will. Hold your applause. Miles returns the cat to his owner, and ironically the cat itself is named Spider-Man. Can we just appreciate someone actually naming their cat Spider-Man for a moment? I also love the line of dialogue that comes from the owner to Miles after the rescue: “Good work, other Spider-Man”. Amazing stuff.
In the next scene, we see that Miles has a new outfit, including a backpack with the kitty cat who Miles newly dubs “Spider-Cat”. The owner seems nonplussed about Miles taking their cat, putting a little Spider-Man mask on him, and taking him to face violent criminals as he says “get out there and fight some crimes you two!” Yes, this is fine. There is nothing odd about this situation whatsoever. I’ll just be taking your cat to beat up bad guys now. There’s also a little snippet of Spider-Cat helping you out in a fight, performing a finishing move by scratching a bad guy in the face. Nice.
I have a feeling that Spider-Cat will be a pretty popular costume option when the game releases. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales launches with the PlayStation 5 on November 12th for the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea and November 19th for the rest of the world