Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is coming to the PS5 soon with the purchase of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. A recent PlayStation Blog post touched on the remastered title, talking about graphical upgrades such as new textures, new models, and ray-tracing. However, beyond just a simple graphics overhaul, there’s a big change that fans will notice: Peter Parker’s face is different.
It turns out that Peter Parker has been recast. Yuri Lowenthal’s voice work and facial capture are still being used, but for MSMR the face will no longer be John Bubniak’s. Instead, fans will get to see Ben Jordan’s mug. In the blog, it states:
In order to bring the best performances to players with our next-generation Marvel’s Spider-Man games, we have recast the face of Peter Parker. We loved working with John Bubniak on the original game; however, to get a better match to Peter Parker/Spider-Man actor Yuri Lowenthal’s facial capture, we have cast Ben Jordan to be the face model for Peter Parker on the PS5 console. He looks incredible in-game, and Yuri’s moving performances take on a new life.
Interesting move. I’ll be honest and admit that for a moment I thought they had grabbed Tom Holland and given him a wig or something. You can watch Jordan’s face in action in the trailer below.
They also shared a first look at Performance Mode for the game, which you can watch below:
One final thing I wanted to bring up is the reveal of a new suit for the game. The Amazing Suit will be one of three new suits available in the game for fans to collect. Does this get you excited for playing through once again?