Marvel’s Spider-Man by Insomniac is out now! The open world game launches us into an all new Marvel world where Spider-Man has had his powers for eight years, allowing the player to piece together a very detailed history for our new web-head.
While free roaming the game, the player is asked to take photographs of different landmarks in the city, including the high-tech Avengers Tower. Once you’ve snapped your shot, Spider-Man comments on the Avengers HQ quipping…
“Avengers Tower, so cool! Too bad that they’re never around. They’re on the west coast, maybe. Probably surfing.”
Okay so this little reference can explains two things… one, we know why we won’t be spotting Iron Man or Captain America in the game. And two, it also gives a nod to West Coast Avengers who (as their name suggests) defended the West Coast from numerous threats.
West Coast Avengers made their first appearance in comics in 1984 with West Coast Avengers #1. The group was led by Hawkeye and included the likes of Mockingbird, Iron Man (James Rhodes), Bill Foster, Wonder Man, Tigra, Moon Knight, Spider-Woman, Scarlet Witch and Hank Pym. However, the new features two Hawkeyes in the lead along with Fuse, Gwenpool, America Chavez and Kid Omega.
Although these characters will not be appearing in the game but a nod to them is still appreciated. FandomWire’s Vice-President/ Managing Editor Sean Steele live streamed his first experience with the game. Check it out below