Don’t panic, but it looks like there’s a bug in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 that can suddenly turn the titular hero into a tiny white cube.
Yes, you read that correctly. As TheGamer reports, some of the players who have jumped into Insomniac’s superhero adventure so far have flown through the urban jungle of New York as cute little 3D shapes with webs.
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The root cause of what I’ll refer to as the Spider Cube from now on appears to be another equally bizarre glitch that causes poor Miles’ suit to fail to charge, causing him to appear as a floating head when whenever he is dressed in clothing that does not require a mask. Once this effect wears off, it seems like you could end up in Cubeville.
Amusingly, as you can see in the clip above, the spider cube has the same abilities as its human counterpart, although you have to endure numerous cutouts and images that no longer quite make sense. You can apparently even fight bad guys, but be warned, as a little thing with no animation, you’ll probably have trouble.
The same glitches, both with the Cube and the Floating Head, can reportedly also occur with Peter Parker, although the measures required to return things to a more normal state may vary on a case-by-case basis. From a simple color change to quitting the game entirely or reloading a previous save, you may need to make a few attempts to become dice-free.
Then again, to paraphrase a line describing another masked do-gooder: Maybe it’s best to just accept that Miles may be the hero New York deserves, but the Cube is the one it needs right now.
Given that Spider-Man 2 sold over 2.5 million copies in the 24 hours immediately following its initial release, chances are a lot more people will get a taste of life as a Spider-Cube before Insomniac potentially releases an update, that fixes the problem of these amusing bugs.