Activision has officially announced the next Spider-Man video game that we all knew was coming: The Amazing Spider-Man!
The game has been known to exist for a while now but this weekend Activision will lift the veil officially on the project in conjunction with the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards. The game is set to launch next summer along with the film reboot that will hit theaters.
The video game version will serve as an epilogue to the film, taking place after the final credits scroll across the screen. This time around, Spider-Man’s home will become your own as you enter a free roaming world set in New York City. Beenox is taking the lead on the development of the game and the story is being written by Hollywood writer Seamus Kevin Fahey.
Spike and Activision are teasing us all with a brief glimpse of the debut trailer for the game, which you can find below and the full press release regarding the announcement is available on the next page.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN™ RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY
Swing Through and Explore Manhattan in the Next Web Slingin' Spider-Man™ Video Game from Activision® and Marvel
Santa Monica, CA - December 7, 2011 - An all-new Spider-Man is poised to bring the action back to New York City as Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Marvel Entertainment, LLC announce The Amazing Spider-Man™ video game, planned to launch summer 2012 tied to Sony Picture Entertainment's upcoming feature film of the same name. Created as an epilogue story occurring entirely after the events of the movie, the game features the return of free-roaming web-slinging all over the city and evolutionary improvements to navigation and combat, as the newly anointed Spider-Man is plunged into an all-new storyline charged with protecting Manhattan from a variety of criminals.
The Amazing Spider-Man is in development at veteran game studio Beenox, and features an original narrative crafted by Hollywood writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (episodes of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica) that continues young Peter Parker's adventures following the events of the new film. Using the game's new Web Rush mechanic allows players to pull off a vast array of moves never before possible. With a story that takes players through many areas all over (and under) Manhattan, fans will feel what it's truly like to be a Super Hero, as they experience the cinematic adrenaline rush of web-swinging through the city and fighting crime using Spider-Man's spectacular acrobatic moves and attacks.
Fans can check out the WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE TRAILER for The Amazing Spider-Man video game during Spike TV's Video Game Awards, airing live on Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT.
For more information on The Amazing Spider-Man, please check out http://www.TheAmazingSpiderManGame.com.
About Marvel Entertainment
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