Everything in the world might be bad, but if nothing else, the last couple years have made it official: Spider-Man is good again.
Today during Sony's E3 press conference, Insomniac showed off a demo of its upcoming Spider-Man game. It centred on a conflict between Spidey and Electro in a prison.
After downing the helicopter Spider-Man rode in on, Electro freed a bunch of prisoners, super villains Rhino and Scorpion among them. Spider-Man proclaimed that was "trapped in a prison with every villain he's put away in the last eight years".
Spider-Man proceeded to beat up some random goons - demonstrating more of the acrobatic combat that looked so impressively in-character last year - then chased Electro outside, leading to a high-flying sequence in which he had to dodge storms of Electro's bolts.
Eventually, they made it up to a helicopter landing pad, where Rhino, Vulture and Scorpion joined them. Mister Negative then showed up in a helicopter. This led to a wild brawl, albeit one that took the form of a cut-scene.
Ultimately, Spidey got the shit beaten out of him and found himself at death's door - only for someone to show up and get everybody's attention.
"Wait," Spider-Man weakly mumbled. "You?"
Then the demo ended. Spider-Man will be out on September 7.