I’ve often thought being a superhero can be a lonely business. What with you going out to save the world – masked – and having to go home alone to unmask, before you can then go about your own chores or desires. But those days will soon be behind us thanks to Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales, who will be gifting you a companion. This friend will accompany you on story missions, once you’ve saved their fur of course. And will even get involved in battles, if you’re on the back-paw. But who could it be?
Well, just in case the title above or my own typed hints didn’t give it away, this little companion will be in the form of a cat. A Spider-Cat, you could say. And, boy, is it cute! You can check it out for yourself in the video above. But it is a little strange considering another superhero has a close affiliation with a feline character; I mean, what was wrong with a hedgehog or pigeon?
Reading between the lines, it seems Spider-Man can’t get by anymore without a little help. Maybe that’s because his enemies are getting more skilled (or perhaps Covid has scuppered his liquid web supply chain). Either way, once you’ve completed a certain mission in Spider-Man: Miles Morales, this little friend will stay by your side for all future challenges (well, in a backpack actually). And even knows how to help you with a punishing finishing move – let’s just say ‘paws out, claws out’. But don’t think this is all in the name of love – soon enough, this Puss in a Spider-Suit will have you growing cat grass on your windowsill and stopping by Walmart on your way home for another ball of wool.