With the sequel coming to cinemas next May, Activision have joined the hype by announcing that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game will be coming out at around the same time.
The sequel comes building on the story of the previous game with an alternative take on the events of the upcoming movie, while also giving players an enhanced, free-roaming web-slinging experience through a greatly expanded New York City. It will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PC.
Players will once again take on the role of Spider-man in a unique side-story inspired by the feature film but set in its own continuity. Throughout his journey, Spider-Man will encounter a number of new foes as well as some old friends, as he confronts a new threat to his beloved city. The narrative will give Peter Parker, Spider-Man’s nerdy photojournalist persona, a greater role in the spotlight, as he investigates the complicated motivations and unique personalities behind the menagerie of Marvel menaces threatening Manhattan.
There is a new ‘Hero or Menace’ system which incentivises Super Hero behaviour by rewarding the web-slinger’s crime-fighting efforts and adds consequences for letting criminality fester. Spider-Man’s personal brand of web-swinging and up-close-and-personal combat will see a variety of new features as well.
Thomas Wilson, Co-Studio Head of Beenox stated:
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, 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.
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