Spider-Man PS4's Terrifying Boat NPCs Get An Easter Egg In Spider-Man Remastered

The terrifying boat NPCs found in Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 have received a cheeky easter egg in Spider-Man Remastered on PS5.

If you didn’t spot them on your first playthrough, you can see the haunting, half-rendered monsters in their original form via our video from 2018. These beasts of obvious burden return in Spider-Man Remastered on PS5, but Insomniac has slipped in a nod to their meme-worthy potential in-game.

Beyond the lighting improvements making the top of their hedronic heads look even more gruesome, one of the NPCs now totes a sticky note on his chest which says “Did you miss us? <3″

We’ve gone looking for Boat NPCs in Spider-Man: Miles Morales too, but sadly we haven’t been able to find a boat close enought to shore to check out its passengers.

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Fair play to Insomniac for having some fun with the reference. The Ratchet and Clank developer also kept the Avengers ‘west-coast’ reference from the original, which you can see here. If you want to see the game in action, you can check out our video comparing the graphics of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 Pro and PS5, looking at the remastered version’s fidelity and performance mode.

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered comes bundled as part of the Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition. We recently reviewed the Spidey spin-off launch title on PS5, scoring it a 9 and calling it a “fantastic follow-up” to the original.

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Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.

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