Insomniac Games has released Marvel’s Spider-Man’s newest updates, which add the much-anticipated New Game Plus mode, as well as a new difficulty level.
Insomniac published the patch notes for updates 1.07 and 1.08 for Spider-Man, which are now available to download on PS4. The biggest update is the addition of New Game+, a Spider-Man PS4 feature Insomniac confirmed soon after the game’s initial launch.
Removed text from a PlayStation Blog post earlier this week indicated that New Game+ would give players “your unlocked suits, skills, gadgets, mods, and benchmarks from the beginning.”
The patch notes also confirm the arrival of “Ultimate Difficulty” for those looking for a challenge, as well as two new trophies added to the entire game, one for beating it in New Game+ and one for beating the game on Ultimate difficulty.
Additionally, for Photo Mode, players can now rotate layers, while new frames and stickers have also been added. A shortcut option for Photo Mode has also been added — just press the left directional button on your controller.
The additional fixes and updates have been made to the game, according to Insomniac:
- Tuned Friendly combat difficulty based on player feedback.
- Added a max health cap of 250 and normalized players.
- Added a potential solution for a crash related to graphical artifacting.
- Addressed an issue where players could respawn inside a building in the Financial District.
- Addressed an issue where animation during cinematics could break due to hard drive streaming.
- Addressed an issue where pedestrians would disappear for a frame in the distance.
- Addressed an issue where combat music would persist in the open world after completing a Sable Base.
- Addressed various additional issues.
New Game Plus’ awaited launch comes just a few days before the first DLC pack for Spider-Man, The Heist, is made available. The Heist will include three new suits, new story missions, and more. The trophies for the DLC have also been pushed live on PS4.
IGN’s weekly PlayStation show, Beyond, addressed our hopes for the DLC on this week’s latest episode, which you can watch below.
If you’ve already played through Marvel’s Spider-Man, read why we think Insomniac’s Spider-Man deserves his own comic, how Spider-Man kicks off a new era for Marvel Games, and read our rundown of Spider-Man PS4 Easter eggs and references.
And to relive the adventure if you can’t jump into New Game Plus while reading this article, check out our gallery below of Spider-Man PS4 comic book covers, made in the game’s Photo Mode, highlighting every story mission from the game.
If you’re just diving into the game, be sure to read IGN’s Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 review, and check out our Spider-Man PS4 guide for everything you need to know about the game.
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s News Editor and PlayStation Lead. Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.