SPOILER WARNING: While some of these Easter Eggs we detail below aren’t particularly big spoilers, some are, and others will spoil part of the Spider Man PS4 story due to context. If you want to experience the story in Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 completely fresh, we advise you don’t read this Easter Egg guide until you’re done with the game. If you don’t care about spoilers, read on with relish.
Inhumans Easter Egg
One of the coolest Easter Eggs we’ve found in Spider Man PS4 is the giant, gold Lockjaw statue located in the Financial District. It’s an awesome sight to behold, and really helps build out the world that Insomniac has created. In Spider Man PS4, the Inhumans exist, and have visited Earth. Pretty awesome if you ask me.
Avengers Tower Easter Egg
Next we have what is, without a doubt, the most obvious Easter Egg in Spider Man PS4 (it’s literally one of the tallest buildings in the game): Avengers Tower. Spider Man openly references The Avengers multiple times, and the inclusion of The Avengers Tower is another nice piece of world building. You’re not going to see Thor hanging around New York in your adventures, but it’s neat to know that the team does exist in the world.
Black Panther Easter Egg
while swinging around Manhattan, Spider Man will often have little conversations with himself. In one of these little chats, Peter namedrops King T’Challa himself. The Wakandan Embassy can also be spotted while swinging around.
Stan Lee Cameo Easter Egg
Stan Lee is famous for starring in many Marvel projects, usually offering bitesized cameos. Well, Spider Man PS4 is no exception, as Stan Lee stars as Mick, the owner of the restaurant that Peter and MJ go to at the start of the game.
Twitter Feed Easter Egg
Head into your main menu and you’ll find Spider Man’s own personal Twitter feed. It is updated regularly, and references activities that you’ve done recently in the game. Jonah Jameson also pops in sometimes to hassle you, as does his son JJ Jr.
Batman Easter Egg
While I’m sure you won’t be too surprised to hear that Batman doesn’t show up in the game, Spider Man does make a passing comment regarding the Bat Signal. One of his trademark quips sees Spider Man remarking how useful a Spidey-signal, shone into the sky would be. He quickly interjects with “nah, we don’t want to get sued” – a clear nod to Batman. You can chalk this up to a silly bit of fourth-wall breaking by the developer, rather than a confirmation that Spider Man is aware of Batman’s existence.
Spider Man Clone Saga Easter Egg
One of the most iconic comic book runs in Spider Man history is the Clone Saga. It ran between 1994 and 1996, and saw Peter Parker being cloned, and as you’d expect, all manner of chaos ensued. In Spider Man PS4, Peter makes a clear reference to the Clone Saga, saying “I’ve got crime up the wazoo, wish I could clone myself”.
Daredevil in Spider Man PS4 Easter Egg
Daredevil also exists in the Spider Man PS4 universe. You can visit the Nelson and Murdock law office (though it’s closed down), and Spider Man actually has a business card in one of his backpacks. If you select the business card in the Backpack menu, Peter will tell a story about being given the card by a blind man, “in case Spider Man ever needed a lawyer”. The cool part is when Peter realises that a regular blind man wouldn’t know he was Spider Man…spooky.
Fogwell’s Gym Easter Egg
Speaking of daredevil, you can visit Fogwell’s Gym in the game, the one that Matt Murdock’s Dad trained.
Spider Man 2 Train Scene Easter Egg
During one of the main story missions, Spider Man must stop a train. He shouts out “not again!”, a reference to the iconic train-stopping scene in Spider Man 2.
Alias Investigations Easter Egg
One of the landmarks you can find in Hell’s Kitchen is Alias investigations, which is the office of Jessica Jones.
Damage Control Building Easter Egg
Damage Control are basically the clean-up guys in the Marvel universe. They move in after big superhero battles to salvage the area, so I’m sure they have their hands full with Spider Man crashing helicopters into the streets of Manhattan.
Spider Man Rogues Gallery Easter Egg
We join Peter Parker eight years into his time as Spider Man in Spider Man PS4. As such, he’s already gone up against a bunch of his iconic rogues gallery. This includes Mysterio, The Lizard, Sandman and more. Most of the references to these fights can be found by collecting the backpacks found in the city.
Under-arm Webbing Easter Egg
Some of the most iconic Spider Man designs feature under-arm webbing. It’s even used briefly in Spider Man Homecoming, where Peter can glide using the makeshift wings. You can find some of the “arm webs” in the collectibles menu. Peter remarks that he “never could quite get them to work”.
Iron Fist Easter Egg
It seems that two parts of the Defenders exist in Spider Man PS4’s rendition of Manhattan. You can find the Rand Corporation building while swinging around, a nod to Iron Fist, the martial arts expert/superhero.
Morbius Easter Egg
While fighting to contain the Devils Breath attack, you’ll run into a man named Dr. Morgan Michaels. This is the alias of Morbius the Living Vampire in the comics, spooky.
That’s all of the Spider Man PS4 Easter Eggs we’ve got for you right now. We’ll be adding more in as we find them, and including some of the more spoiler-heavy ones once people have been given the chance to spend some time with the game. For more on Spider Man PS4, why not check our article on the time we managed to get to the Statue of Liberty in Spider Man PS4, albeit in a very glitchy manner.
Spider Man 2 Balloon Boy
There’s an awesome nod to the infamous Balloon Missions in Spider Man 2 to be found in one of Peter’s backpack collectibles. There’s a child’ drawing that Spider Man got for saving his balloon.
Yup, Eddie Brock is in Spider Man Ps4, and can be found by collecting one of Peter’s missing backpacks. You’ll want to look for a leaving card that the Daily Bugle gave to Peter, signed by many of the people he worked with. One signature that stands out is Eddie Brock.