The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Game Revealed
Activision and Marvel Entertainment, LLC have announced The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game, which was revealed at Comic-Con over the weekend. The new Spidey game is coming next spring, alongside the Sony Pictures Entertainment feature film of the same name. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is being developed by Beenox, the guys behind last year’s open-world The Amazing Spider-Man. This all-new third-person action-adventure game will build upon and expand on the story set forth in the upcoming Sony Pictures movie, showcasing an alternate take on the events while giving players an opportunity to web swing through a “greatly expanded” free roam New York City.
“The first The Amazing Spider-Man game gave players their own beautifully animated, free-roaming city of Manhattan to traverse and explore – a playground of majestic scale in which to live out our common hero fantasies,” said Thomas Wilson, Co-Studio Head of Beenox. “And the overwhelming message from fans was: ‘MORE!’ That’s what our team is working toward with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – we’re giving gamers more abilities, more upgrades, more challenges, and more freedom to progress. And with the game launching alongside the new movie, offering an expanded interactive experience beyond the film, fans of the franchise won’t want to miss playing it.”
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, players once again jump into the dual identities of Peter Parker/ Spider-Man in an alternate continuity of events. Throughout the game, Peter will run into a number of old enemies as well as some new foes and old friends, as he fights to defend his city from an all-new threat. The game will cast a greater spotlight on the Peter Parker side of the equation – perhaps his photojournalistic hobbies will come into play while solving mysteries in the Big Apple.
The game promises an expanded NYC to play around in, as well more opportunities to put Spidey’s unique abilities to use. A new “Hero or Menace” system is in place, that will reward players who work to keep crime under control in the city, while punishing those who pay no mind to the malicious threats roaming about the city. The combat is improved and expanded as well.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game is planned to launch alongside the feature film next spring for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo’s Wii U system and Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, and Windows PC.