Stylish, acrobatic combat and gratifying open-world traversal are only two of the mechanics in Marvel's Spider-Man that make it so unique and fun to play. Embedded in its combat and traversal are also dynamic suit mods and suit powers that help players identify their unique play-styles and experiment with a ton of different abilities at their disposal.
It is anyone's guess what new suit powers will be introduced when Marvel's Spider-Man 2 launches, or if the sequel will dissociate suit powers from suits entirely. With a 2023 release window and only a cinematic trailer to go off of, fans are unsure what Marvel's Spider-Man 2's potential gameplay could look like apart from their experience with the first installment. However, that will not stop fans from sharing their ideas for iconic abilities or move-sets Spider-Man has demonstrated in the past that could make for fun adaptations in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.
Redditor u/Candlefire21 makes a hilarious and nostalgic suit power suggestion with a unique trick seen in the 60s animated Spider-Man television show. The quirky ability lets Spider-Man somehow tuck himself into a round ball held together by webbing and roll at speeds high enough to topple a mob of police officers down an alleyway. Spider-Man's established abilities are already fantastical and cartoonish in an ordinary sense, but fans would truly need to suspend their belief if this was added as a suit power in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.
Marvel's Spider-Man's suit powers included such abilities as the Web Blossom, which knocks back foes and sticks them to surfaces with rapid web shots, and Spider Bro, which temporarily summons automated drones. In tandem with Marvel's Spider-Man's diverse gadget wheel, these suit powers are used effectively to dispatch enemies and personalize each player's Spider-Man how they see fit. Marvel's Spider-Man 2's new and returning suits will likely feature these mechanics as well, so it is exciting to picture what new abilities could be added.
Spider-Man's human web-ball ability is not officially canonical to each iteration and is perhaps only achievable in an animated rendition of the character. That said, fans may appreciate its inclusion in a sequel to Marvel's Spider-Man as a funny nod to the seminal animated show.
Marvel's Spider-Man's suit powers may be more functional than ostentatious, but a ball-rolling ability that knocks foes down like bowling pins might not be fully out of the realm of possibility in Marvel's Spider-Man 2 if Insomniac branches out to more animated interpretations of the character. If Insomniac wants to be more creative when it comes to suit powers, this eccentric ability would certainly meet that quota, especially if it was tied to an authentic cosmetic adaptation of the 60s Spider-Man's suit as well.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is scheduled to release in 2023 on PS5.