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Spider-Man: Miles Morales Includes Tribute To Black Lives Matter

Rebecca Shepherd

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales Includes Tribute To Black Lives Matter

Gaming fans have noticed a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement in Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

The game, which will be released on 12 November, has a significant tribute in there which has been picked up on - a huge in-game mural which is unlocked after you complete a line of sidequests.

Credit: Sony/Insomniac
Credit: Sony/Insomniac

Spider-Man has to help out various people in New York and, more specifically, in his neighbourhood of Harlem.

After the missions are complete, the character will receive the 'Uptown Pride' suit which is black and yellow - the colours associated with the BLM movement.

The game will be released to coincide with the launch of the PlayStation 5. It is a continuation of Marvel's Spider-Man from 2018.

Credit: Sony/Insomniac
Credit: Sony/Insomniac

Last month, another of Miles' side missions was teased and it involves a cat suit that contains an actual cat who helps the character take down his enemies.

He has to retrieve the stolen possessions of a bodega owner. If you don't know what a bodega is, it's like a corner shop or general convenience shop, and the word 'bodega' is Spanish for 'storeroom' or 'wine cellar'.

They often are home to cats who scare rodents away from the shop's stockroom, and the burglars have heinously taken the owner's cat as well as the other goods. Also, the cat is called Spider-Man.

When Miles' rescues the cat and completes this mission, it seems that the feline friend has had a taste of adventure, and their watch is over at the bodega.

The cat will accompany our hero on his escapades, as part of a special skin that comes with a backpack for the cat to cosy up in. This isn't just an adorable addition though. During finishing moves in combat, Spider-Man (the tabby cat) will leap out, wearing a mask to protect their identity, and give enemies what for.

With this feature, it shows that Insomniac Games knows what the people want and it's prepared to go the extra mile.

The game is going to be not only a love letter to the iconic locations of the city, but also a chance for the character to take centre stage on the next generation of PlayStation.

Earlier this year, the studio said: "Miles's multicultural background reflects a more modern, diverse world and we wanted to give players a new story, with new set-pieces, fresh villains, and unique quests across Marvel's New York City."

Featured Image Credit: Sony/Insomniac

Topics: Entertainment, Spider-Man

Rebecca Shepherd
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