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Pre-order exclusives announced for The Amazing Spider-Man

by: Russell -
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Activision has announced two pre-order exclusives for their upcoming game The Amazing Spider-Man, coming June 26th to the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Gamers who pre-order the game from GameStop will get to check out The Rhino Challenge.  In this challenge, players will take control of the massive, genetically engineered Rhino and go on a rampage around Manhatten, causing destruction everywhere you go and destroying whatever gets in your way in a timed event.

Those who pre-order from Amazon.com will get a new character: Stan Lee himself.  Yes, players can take on the role of Stan Lee in his own special mission across Manhatten as he borrows the abilities of Spider-Man to collect pages of his latest script.  Gotta be honest, if I decide to get this game, this would be where I'd pre-order it from.  I mean you could go to GameStop and play as Rhino, but come on...it's Stan frickin' Lee!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      

Fans Can Take on the Rhino Challenge
and For the First Time Ever - Play Stan Lee as Himself!

Santa Monica, CA - May 9, 2012 - True Believers, get ready for spectacular news -
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Spider-Man Merchandising L.P., a subsidiary of Marvel today announced some amazing pre-order exclusives for fans that reserve an early copy of The Amazing Spider-Man™ video game in North America.  Planned to launch June 26th, the game brings Spidey back to the thrill of free-roaming through Manhattan in an original epilogue story to Sony Picture Entertainment's upcoming feature film.  The pre-order exclusives for The Amazing Spider-Man video game are available today and include the Rhino Challenge from GameStop and a special mission featuring a fully playable Stan Lee from Amazon.com.

Pre-order Now from GameStop - The Rhino Challenge
Take control of the massive, genetically engineered villain RHINO and rampage around Manhattan in an exclusive gameplay challenge of pure destruction!  As Rhino, players will be able to unleash his formidable powers to destroy anything and everything that gets in his way in a timed event full of speed, combo streaks, and of course, a ton of things to break!  Unlockable for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 system ONLY. While supplies last. Limited time only.

Pre-order Now from Amazon.com - Play as Stan Lee for the First Time Ever
All the rumors can officially be put to rest - for the first time ever, fans will be able to play...STAN...LEE as himself in The Amazing Spider-Man.  Players will take on the role of Stan "The Man" Lee in his own special mission across Manhattan, borrowing abilities from his old pal Spider-Man as they help Stan collect pages of his latest script in a spectacular race around Manhattan.  Stan's mission is punctuated with his witty banter that fans have come to know and love, and a special surprise waits for them at the end of the mission - after all, it is Spider-Man's 50th anniversary this year! Unlockable for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 system ONLY. While supplies last. Limited time only.

Go beyond the feature film and find out what happens next in The Amazing Spider-Man™video game, which brings Spider-Man's free-roaming, web-slinging action back to New York City.  Players take on the role of a young Peter Parker discovering his new Spider-Man powers and added Super Hero responsibilities, using the game's innovative Web Rush mechanic to swing freely around Manhattan, combat a variety of criminal activities and take on classic Marvel Super Villains.  Set against an original story crafted by Hollywood writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (episodes of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica) that takes place entirely after the events of the upcoming feature film, The Amazing Spider-Man video game delivers a brand-new, immersive and cinematic adventure allowing players to truly harness the power of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

For more information on The Amazing Spider-Man video game, please check out http://www.TheAmazingSpiderManGame.com and http://www.Facebook.com/TheAmazingSpiderManGame.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information, visit www.marvel.com.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.