The Amazing Spider-Man Videogame is releasing to coincide with the film of the same name. The movie hits theaters on July 3, 2012, just in time for the 4th of July American Independence Day celebrations.
Although the game is based on the film, it is only loosely so in most regards, as the game expands on many aspects of the movie with characters from the comicbooks, and the game does not feature the likeness or voice acting from a single one of the The Amazing Spider-Man film’s actors.
Here is a trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man videogame.
The biggest change is a fully open-world, a recreation of New York City, and a fully updated combat system that is similar to the one seen in Batman: Arkham City, featuring free-flowing combos, chains, parry’s, etc. A number of side-missions, minigames, etc. can be found within the open world, which gives players the choice of how they want to tackle the game. One of the coolest additions are full, collectable comicbooks featuring some of the biggest issues and moments from throughout Spidey’s long career! Such as Amazing Fantasy #15, the final 1960s issue which introduced the character Spider-Man to the world. Spider-Man would go on to become one of the most popular characters of all time.
If you pre-order The Amazing Spider-Man on Xbox 360 or PS3 from Amazon.com, you’ll get the very cool bonus of Stan Lee as a playable character! Stan Lee has all of Spider-Man’s moves, and has a side-mission that sees him collecting the missing pages of a comicbook script that flies out the window! The best part is that the 89-year-old Spider-Man creator recorded lots of fun dialogue with him saying some of his infamous catchphrases and repeating some of the words that Spider-Man is known for. You can see Stan Lee himself describe his new playable videogame form in this The Amazing Spider-Man Videogame gameplay video.
Additionally, if you pre-order from GameStop, you will receive a bonus challenge mission featuring the beloved villain “Rhino”.
Here is The Amazing Spider-Man Videogame Rhino reveal trailer.
One of the big new mechanics in the game is a new transportation feature called “Web Rush”, which highlights points of interest in the world and allows you to smoothly travel there with ease; streamlining the open-world process of having to actually get to areas of interest. Here is The Amazing Spider-Man Videogame Web Rush Mode in action.
Here is a developer diary showing off “Manhattan As Your Playground”, the open-world nature of The Amazing Spider-Man Videogame.