Activision announced today The Amazing Spider-Man 2, being developed by Beenox Studios for PC, PS4, PS3, 360, Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS with a Spring 2014 release. The title offers "a unique side-story inspired by the feature film but set in its own continuity".
Everybody's Favorite Webhead Gets Set to Swing Into Action Next Spring With The Amazing Spider-Man 2™ Video Game
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), and Marvel Entertainment, LLC today revealed The Amazing Spider-Man 2™ video game is planned to launch next spring, alongside the Sony Pictures Entertainment feature film of the same name. Developed by Beenox, the same game studio behind 2012's original hit The Amazing Spider-Man™, this all-new third-person action-adventure video game builds on the story of the previous game with an alternative take on the events of the upcoming movie, while also giving players an enhanced, free-roaming web-slinging experience through a greatly expanded 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 assume the role of the iconic Super Hero in a unique side-story inspired by the feature film but set in its own continuity. Throughout his journey, Spider-Man will encounter a number of new foes as well as some old friends, as he confronts a new threat to his beloved city. The narrative will give Peter Parker, Spider-Man's nerdy photojournalist persona, a greater role in the spotlight, as he investigates the complicated motivations and unique personalities behind the menagerie of Marvel menaces threatening Manhattan.
As Spidey, players will be able to free-roam through a greatly-enhanced Manhattan cityscape, one set to offer livelier, more engaging opportunities with which to put his sensational skills to use. Central to the expansive depth and detail being poured into The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game is the new "Hero or Menace" system, which incentivizes Super Hero behavior by rewarding the web-slinger's crime-fighting efforts, and adds consequences for letting criminality fester. Spider-Man's personal brand of web-swinging and up-close-and-personal combat will see a variety of new features as well.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game is planned to launch alongside the feature film next spring for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo's Wii U™ system and Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, and Windows PC. The game is currently rated "RP" (Rating Pending) by the ESRB. For more information on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game, please be sure to visit www.TheAmazingSpiderManGame.com and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheAmazingSpiderManGame.
Litterally it's like both manufacturers just traded places at the start of this gen. (38 minutes ago)
Atm MS has a broken brand image. The launch fiasco is still looming over them so they,re rrying to be super extra good so people forget they turned arrogant, (40 minutes ago)
I mean, it wasn't out of the goodness of sony's heard that PS+ offerings were stellar and they were making exclusive games left right and centre. It was a desperation move. (42 minutes ago)
The company at the back of the pack has to work extra hard to try to push people to their console. (43 minutes ago)
@Sdarts: the only reason MS are doing those things is because of where they are. Its the same as sony last gen. (44 minutes ago)
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