Marvel’s Spider-Man Special Edition
Platform: PlayStation 4
Released in September of 2018, Marvel’s Spider-Man by Insomniac Games is the highest rated game featuring the famous webslinger in nearly two decades, available exclusively on PlayStation 4. In Europe, three different physical versions were available: the regular version, the Collector’s Edition, and the Europe exclusive Special Edition, which comes with a steelbook and artbook, and is a lot cheaper than the CE that includes a statue.
The Special Edition comes in the kind of box that will be familiar to those with other PS4 Special Editions, though this one is larger than the usual ones. With its bright red color contrasting with the white Spider-Man logo on the front, it really stands out.
When opening the case, the first thing you’ll see is a ‘mini artbook’. It contains a foreword by creative director Bryan Intihar, and artwork of the game’s environments, characters and enemies.
Below the artbook is a steelbook with the same design as the outer case: the white logo on a red background.
The steelbook holds the disc and also comes with a sticker, again featuring the same design, and some instructions on how to control the game.
The inside of the case shows Spider-Man taking a selfie with the vast city below him.
All in all, a pretty generic special edition (is that an oxymoron?), but a nice option for those who don’t have the money or space for the Collector’s Edition, or who just aren’t interested in the statue, but still want something a little more collectible than the regular edition.