Final Box Art for The Amazing Spider-Man Game

Final Box Art for The Amazing Spider-Man Game

Kicking off Spidey-Month, we’re starting with the final box art for this summer’s upcoming video game The Amazing Spider-Man, based on the upcoming feature film reboot.

For those of you who have forgotten this, the game is a free-roamer in which our hero continues his adventures after the movie. So far, only two real villains have been confirmed, Rhino and Iguana. I’ve already expressed my concerns about the replay value of free-roam games, and hope this game manages to fix that.

I do love that it’s not a straight adaption of the film. While I love film games’ habit of expanding the story of the movie, it does mean that development time is a problem, since they have to make sure of the film’s plot to make sure they get the right set pieces. Giving Spidey a chance to face some new foes, and show the new adventures of this new version of our hero, is great.

From the press release:

KEY FEATURES:

  • Spider-Man’s Triumphant Return to New York – The Amazing Spider-Man brings everybody’s favorite web-head back to Manhattan and marks the return of fan-favorite free-roaming, web-slinging gameplay.  The return to a lively, dynamic Manhattan blended with a rich, driven narrative delivers the next evolution of the Spider-Man gameplay experience.

  • Web Rush: Player Choice Evolved The Amazing Spider-Man video game also marks the debut of Beenox’s innovative Web Rush game mechanic, which gives players real-time navigational and combat choices. Web Rush can be triggered on the fly, at any moment and immediately presents players with a variety of situational choices, letting them really BE Spider-Man as they fight crime and pull off his signature acrobatic moves like never before.

  • Find Out What Happens Next – In an all-new epilogue story crafted by Hollywood writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica), players take on the role of a young Peter Parker with his newfound Spider-Man powers and abilities in a thrilling adventure that takes place entirely after the events of the 2012 film reboot.  The game’s original storyline will allow fans to uncover more of Peter Parker’s untold story. 
  • Push Spider-Man’s Abilities to the Limit – Armed with The Amazing Spider-Man’s new Web Rush ability and evolved combat mechanics, players are challenged to think and act quickly and strategically, as Spider-Man faces off against reimaginings of classic Marvel Super Villains as well as original, larger than life enemies – some of the biggest ever seen in a Spider-Man video game – while racing to save Manhattan.

Needless to say, the new Web Rush mechanic continues to intrigue me, mostly because I wonder how it’ll work and if it will just end up being spammed by players to breeze through the game.

And, as promised, here’s the final box art. Personally, I’m aiming for the PS3 version.

Ahmed is not just a fanboy, but also a martial artist and an indie author who has published such fantasy adventure books as “Lunen: Triblood”.

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