When does Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 story take place? Timeline explained

Udit Surve
Miles Morales flying with web wings in Spider-Man 2.

Spider-Man 2 is finally here with all-new features such as web wings, Fast Travel, powerful villains, and more. But if you are curious about when the game takes place, here’s what you need to know about Spider-Man 2’s timeline.

Announced back in 2021, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is here to continue the story of Peter and Miles saving New York City from a fresh array of menacing villains but this time, with new web-swings, suits, Fast Travel, and more.

While the campaign length is roughly the same as the first game, Insomniac have improved the map substantially and players worldwide have already dived headfirst into the action. But many of them are wondering where the game fits into the overall timeline, especially when compared to its predecessors.

So if you are one of those players, here’s a quick rundown of the Spider-Man 2 timeline.

When does Spider-Man 2 take place?

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is set ten months after the events of Spider-Man: Miles Morales. This was revealed by Bryan Intihar in an interview with Press Start back in June. To put this in perspective, the first Spider-Man game was set in 2018-2019, and with Miles’ story unfolding in late 2020, Spider-Man 2 should take place around mid to late 2021.

“It’s about 10 months after the events of Miles Morales, so Miles has kind of gone through his journey to understand what kind of Spider-Man he wants to be and him and Peter are a great team. And that’s kind of where we kick things off at the beginning of this game” said Brian.

Spider-Men fighting Venom in Marvel's Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2 takes place ten months after Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

Marvel’s Spider-Man complete timeline details

Here’s the complete Marvel’s Spider-Man timeline covering every piece of media that contributes to the game’s canon:

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover: Prequel to the first game, and written by Davis Less, Hostile Takeover is a book about young Peter Parker’s thrilling adventure as a scientist and Spider-Man that leads directly into the game narrative itself.
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Set in 2018-19, the game shortly takes place after the events of Hostile Takeover and shows a much experienced Peter dealing with not only Kingpin but also other villains such as Otto Octavius, Martin Li, and more.
    • The City That Never Sleeps (DLC): Containing three episodes that begin a few months after the main game, this DLC brings characters such as Black Cat, Yuri Watanabe, Silver Sablinova, Hammerhead, and more. It comes included in the Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of The Year Edition.
  • Gameverse Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity: This is a five-part tie-in comic series by Dennis Hopeless that shows how and why Peter built the Velocity Suit along with his attempts to protect New York City against supervillains like Swarm.
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Wings of Fury: Taking place right before the game, this prequel novel is all about Miles Morales coming to terms with his new identity as a Spider-Man all while dealing with his own personal issues.
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Set in late 2020, in this game, Miles is put to the test as he has to protect the city of New York all by himself while helping his mother run for City Council. The mid-credits of this game tease Venom, one of the major antagonists in Spider-Man 2.
  • Gamerverse Spider-Man 2 #1: Also a prequel, this comic book, written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Ig Guara, set up the game’s story and stars both Peter Parker and Miles Morales. It also shows what Peter and MJ were up to during Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: The newest addition to the video game series, Spider-Man 2 is set somewhere during mid or late 2021. The game brings back both Peter and Miles with its tagline reading “Be Greater. Together.” hinting a lot at teaming up.

That was all about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 timeline. For more on the game, have a look at:

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