Spider-Man from Insomniac Games Getting a Tie-In Prequel Novel and Artbook

Titan Books announced today, that they will collaborate with Marvel and Insomniac Games to publish two tie-in books for Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man, the first of which will be Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover, a prequel to the events of 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.”

“Written by author David Liss (The Ethical Assassin, Black Panther: The Man Without Fear), the book will reveal “Kingpin’s plan to gain an iron grip on New York City,” and establish character relationships and details that will be continued in the game.

Insomniac’s Spider-Man will also join Titan’s long line of game-based art books with Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Art of the Game, written 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.

Check out the Book cover of Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover:

Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover will hit shelves on Aug. 21, 2018, just a few weeks before the release of the game itself on Playstation 4 on Sept. 7. Spider-Man: The Art of the Game will follow on Sept. 11.

Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN WHITE SPIDER ICON AVATAR

Pre-order Marvel’s Spider-Man Digital Deluxe Edition and receive the following:

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Physical Pin GWP* – A collectable, custom, one of a kind physical pin celebrating Marvel’s Spider-Man
    *Only available to US and Canada customers
  • Spidey Suit Pack – Gain instant in-game access to three suits that alter your appearance and unlock new suit abilities
  • 5 Extra Skill Points – Get a head start on your web slinging experience by having skill points to unlock abilities
  • Early Unlock of a Spider-Drone Gadget
  • Spider-Man PS4 Custom Theme – Customize your PS4 with artwork from legendary comic book artist Adi Granov

Purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition to jump-start your web slinging experience. 

Digital Deluxe Edition Includes: 

  • Full Game
  • Three chapters in Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City that Never Sleeps series* – Available post launch, each chapter contains:
  • Additional missions 
  • Additional characters from the Spider-Man universe 
  • Additional suits for Spider-Man
  • If pre-ordered before September 7, 2017, receive all Pre-Order Bonus Content + a custom, one of a kind physical pin** for Marvel’s Spider-Man

*Users will receive DLC by March 2019. 
**Only available to US and Canada customers”

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