Modders took advantage of the opportunity presented by the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PC to modify one of their favorite characters, Spider-Gwen, instead of Peter Parker’s Spider-Man. If previously creating mods for Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 or PS5 would have been difficult and inaccessible, the release of the PC port opened up a new world of possibilities. And given the growing popularity of Spider-Gwen after the release of Into the Spider-Verse, it’s no surprise that she was chosen for the mod.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered modding scene has dramatically increased in popularity since the game’s release on August 12. Hundreds of new mods have been added in the last week alone, and their number seems to be growing day by day. Most of the early mods are simple model replacements giving Spider-Man new outfits, but a few other interesting mods have been added. One example is the animation from the movie “Spider-Man: Miles Morales”, replacing the basic animation of Peter Parker.
Spider-Gwen is a very recent addition to the library of new mods for Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered. The mod created by DrYongers was uploaded to NexusMods on Saturday and has already been downloaded almost 1000 times. The mod replaces the Spider-Man model with a model based on the Spider-Gwen, and the creator uses the design of the character Into the Spider-Verse as a source of inspiration. To use it, players also need to download the Modified SMPC Tool, which makes it easy to modify characters in Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Those who doubt whether replacing Peter Parker’s Spider-Man with Gwen the Spider makes sense are right. The mod does not change the animation of the character, does not change the voice of Peter Parker and does not change the name of Peter Parker in the story. It’s just a way to navigate the open world of Marvel Spider-Man as Spider-Gwen.
However, there are other mods that can help flesh out the Spider-Gwen experience in Marvel’s Spider-Man. There are mods for disabling Spider-Man dialogue, as well as mods that replace animation in the game. Theoretically, a more reliable mod can edit the story, models and animations of the game so that the game looks completely based on Spider-Gwen.
Although this Spider-Gwen mod is quite crude, it is another testament to the character’s growing popularity outside of the comic book fandom. The return of Gwen the Spider is highly anticipated in Spider-Man: Across the Universes, the sequel to In Spider-Verse. Leaks have also confirmed that the Spider-Gwen skin will appear in Fortnite as part of the next season’s battle pass. Now, if Marvel could just give the green light to a new Spider-Gwen comic after canceling her previous one, Spider-Gwen fans would be fine.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is already available on PC, PS4 and PS5.