Spider-Man hitting stores like a friend-or-foe missile

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In a release that plays out something like a Peter Parker-themed City of Heroes/Villains, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe hit store shelves today, having some of Spidey's long-lived enemies becoming unlikely bedfellows.  If $60 next-gen games have been breaking your wallet, have no fear, because Friend or Foe is going for a tidier sum of $49.99 on 360 and PS3 (while the PC version is cheaper than an expansion pack at $19.99).  Full details inside.




Santa Monica, CA – October 3, 2007 – It’s time to experience the ultimate fighting team as Spider-Man unites with popular super-heroes and powerful super-villains from the movie trilogy and beyond in Spider-Man™: Friend or Foe from Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI).  Throughout the game’s original story and thrilling battles, players are challenged to defeat and then join forces with notorious movie foes including Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Venom and Sandman, as well as others from the classic Spider-Man family of characters, and embark on a global quest to overcome an evil threat.  


“Inspired by both the Spider-Man film trilogy and the classic Spider-Man comics, Spider-Man: Friend for Foe is a unique take on the most successful Super Hero franchise of all time,” said Rob Kostich, vice president, global brand management, Activision, Inc.  “For the first time ever in a Spider-Man game, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe features a unique co-op mode in which a friend can join the game at any time and take control of Spider-Man’s sidekick as they battle side-by-side and replay favorite levels.”


As the Spider-Man: Friend or Foe experience unravels, Spider-Man and his sidekicks unlock a variety of arenas and secret areas containing special tokens which allow players to revisit previously explored levels at any time as well as fortify their cache of collectables and power upgrades.  Gamers can also replay levels as Spider-Man’s darker, more mysterious persona, Black-Suited Spider-Man, and experience a robust Versus mode, with multiple arenas, where players match up any two characters and battle it out to see who wins. 


Spider-Man: Friend or Foe is available now for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo for a suggested retail price of $49.99, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system for $39.99, the Nintendo DS™ for $29.99 and the PC for $19.99.  The game is rated “E10+” (Everyone 10 and older – Cartoon Violence) by the ESRB.

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