- A talented artist recently painted their PlayStation 5 console to resemble Venom, the main antagonist in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
- The artist has also decorated other PS5s with designs inspired by other Spider-Man characters and popular video games.
- Fans have been excited about Venom’s appearance in Spider-Man 2, and there is even the possibility of a Venom-centric spin-off game in the future.
An artistically skilled PlayStation 5 owner recently gave their console an impressive makeover inspired by Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 archvillain Venom. Ever since he was first introduced in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man #300 back in 1988, Venom has been a constant threat to Peter Parker and everyone he cares about. Several different characters have worn the Venom Symbiote over the years, and the various incarnations of this murderous fiend have appeared in numerous video games, cartoons, and films.
Venom’s appearance in the world of Insominac’s Marvel games was teased as early as the post-credits scene for Marvel’s Spider-Man, where it was hinted that Peter’s best friend Harry Osborn would instead become one with the Symbiote instead of the usual Eddie Brock. Sure enough, Harry’s version of Venom serves as the main antagonist of this year’s Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, with the latter portion of the game devoted to Peter and fellow Spider-Man Miles Morales’ efforts to stop him from unleashing a Symbiote invasion upon New York City.
In honor of Venom’s latest starring role in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, a talented TikTok user named Alessandro Vincenti recently painted a PlayStation console with the Symbiote’s appearance and logo. As Eminem’s “Venom” song from 2018’s live-action Venom movie plays in the background, Vincenti sprays one part of the PS5’s white cover shell with a web-pattern stencil before painting an image of Venom himself against a black background. They then spray the second shell with a stencil of Venom’s spider emblem from Spider-Man 2 before showing off the impressive finished product.
Before their recent Venom project, Alessandro Vincenti decorated another PS5 console in the colors and images of Peter Parker and Miles Morales, Spider-Man 2’s playable heroic duo. They have also decorated PS5 DualSense controllers after Miles, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Punk, all of whom were featured in this summer’s animated Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse movie. Some of Vincenti’s non-Spider-Man-related gaming projects include custom DualSense controllers themed after characters like God of War Ragnarok’s Kratos and Minecraft’s Steve, as well as a Nintendo Switch decorated with the famous Super Mario Brothers.
Fans have been thrilled by Venom’s appearance in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, with Insomniac even teasing a Venom-centric spin-off game if interest is high enough. In the meantime, Alessandro Vincenti’s stunning Venom PS5 captures the monstrous Symbiote quite well and could be a fun way to play through the later portions of Spider-Man 2 where the nightmarish villain takes center stage after a five-year wait. Vincenti has also asked which Spider-Man 2 character they should theme their next PlayStation 5 after, and there are certainly plenty of options for this next creative project.
The sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man and its Miles Morales spin-off, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is a PS5 console exclusive. Insomniac’s open-world game features Peter Parker and Miles Morales as dual protagonists, with the two heroes going up against the likes of Kraven, Venom, and Lizard.
- October 20, 2023
- Insomniac Games
- Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Open-World, Action-Adventure