While the E3 footage for Insomniac’s Spider-Man gave us a sneak peek of five of the webhead’s classic villains, many fans wondered whether a sixth would be featured to round off the Sinister Six. Thanks to a clumsy slip-up from voice actor, Chris Jai Alex, we may be able to stop wondering. In an interview about Call of Duty: Black Ops III which Drift0r recorded at E3, the voice actor discussed the challenges of scaling characters in fight scenes in Spider-Man. It was then that he mentioned Doctor Octopus being very tall, seemingly confirming the multi-tentacled scientist’s inclusion in the game.
Suspiciously, the interview has been pulled down by Sony, which appears to further give credibility to Alex’s words.
Of course, since four of the villains shown in the E3 footage – Electro, Rhino, Scorpion, and Shocker – have been known members of the Sinister Six in either the comic books or other mediums, Doc Ock making an appearance was always a strong possibility. While Mister Negative has never been a prominent member of the villain ensemble in traditional Spider-Man media, various villains have filled the roles of the Six over the years. So, it wouldn’t be too surprising if Insomniac added him to the group to shake things up. They have said that the story they’re telling is original, after all.
This news follows a bombardment of recent Spider-revelations concerning the much-anticipated game, including the fact that The Avengers and Doctor Strange all exist in this universe. The web-slinger can find Avengers’ Tower and Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum amongst the urban jungle of New York.
The game promises physics-based web-slinging, parkour to traverse environments, the ability to create gadgets and use different suits. Players will also have the opportunity to play as Peter Parker without his costume and even Mary Jane Watson in key scenes of the game.
The game will be released on September 7th, 2018 for PlayStation 4.