The upcoming Spider-Man has already been making all the right waves, with its excellent gameplay showing at E3, not to mention a trailer that confirmed not one, but four new villains for the game- Scorpio, Rhino, Vulture, and Electro. That’s on top off the already confirmed Mister Negative, along with a sixth major villain who remains unnamed as of yet.
However, information released for the game may be hinting at yet another villain to be included in the game- more specifically, the supervillain Tombstone. Sony recently tweeted out a mock-up of the Daily Bugle, the popular newspaper from the Spider-Man universe, which contained newspaper articles that seemed to be hinting at several details in the game.
One of the articles (which you can view below) mentions a rage-inducing drug that’s been flooding the streets called Grave Dust- which sounds very Tombstone-y, if you ask me. On top of that, the person pictured in the image has a “T” emblazoned onto his shirt. Tombstone is a vampire-like supervillain from the Spider-Man comics- he has superhuman strength and speed, razor sharp teeth and nails (which he filed himself), and is highly sensitive to sunlight (though he doesn’t actually do any blood-sucking).
He is also highly resistant to physical damage and injuries, boasts incredibly heightened senses, and has also trained himself to become an expert at both, marksmanship and hand-to-hand combat. With all that in mind, he should definitely be an interesting addition to the rogues gallery of Insomniac’s Spider-Man.
We already know that other secondary antagonists will also be included in the game, such as the Shocker. However, it has also been confirmed that Venom will not be included in the game. Spider-Man launches exclusively for the PS4 on September 7.