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Final Spider-Man Easter egg turns out to be about religious NPCs

Published: 07:42, 22 April 2019
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Having launched in September 2018, it was thought that not many secrets from Marvel's Spider-Man were left uncracked but Insomniac's programmer said on Twitter that nobody has yet picked up on the one regarding orthodox Jewish NPCs.

Insomniac's senior engine programmer Elan Ruskin recently posted a tweet, where he said he's surprised Spider-Man fans haven't picked up on this before. 

In their attempts to make Spider-Man's New York as realistic as possible, Insomniac's team went the extra mile and programmed in-game orthodox Jews as deeply religious and regularly observing Sabbath.

With Jewish Sabbaths falling on Saturdays, the dev ensured that they are true to their cultural and religious habits and don't work on the day. Yeah, it was probably a tough one to spot now that we think of it, mostly on the account of not knowing where to look.

Nevertheless, it's always nice hearing about these sort of secrets, as it shows that Spider-Man was as much a labour of love as it was a job for the studio.

Earlier Spidey Easter eggs were normally reserved for characters from Marvel's universe, either hinting at their inclusion in the game or their importance in the universe itself. 

If we had to pick our favourite though, it would still be shirtless Spider-Man, the hero we both need and deserve, whose humour, constant coverage and infective fanboyism ended up earning him an in-game spot.

After all, not many people can say they've been featured in one of their favourite games, so fair play to our shirtless defender.

In the long run, Spider-Man has had his gaming rennaissance of sorts, and our editor's words that "the world deserves a proper Spidey game" have come true in the grandest sense of the word.

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Insomniac's Spider-Man was a highly anticipated game but the insistent mediocrity of its predecessors didn't really give players much hope. It didn't take long for everyone to come onboard and analysts soon claimed it will end the year as one of the .

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