With a new sequel to the re-booted movie series The Amazing Spider-Man coming next year, Marvel has revealed that a video game tie-in will also be accompanying the web-slinging superhero.
Announced over the weekend at the New York Comic Con, developer Beenox has been tasked with the Spidey task and will be developing for 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game is expected to appear around the same time as the movie, which is due in May 2014.
“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.”
The new title will see a new “Hero or Menace” morality system introduced, punishing players for their bad deeds as the Spider-Man but also rewarding them for the good deeds they do. The familiar Manhattan map is also being tweaked, with additional challenges added to mix up the game's atmosphere.
Check out the very short teaser trailer below to see some Spidey action and hopefully we'll see some gameplay on the new tie-in soon.