Activision and Marvel Entertainment have announced a new video game based on the upcoming feature film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is coming to Wii U and 3DS next spring.
Developed by Beenox — the studio also responsible for the Wii U and Wii versions of last year's The Amazing Spider-Man — to coincide with the release of film, this new third-person action-adventure game promises to provide players with an improved open-world gameplay experience that takes place in the webslinger's usual stomping ground of New York.
The story will not focus exclusively on the events of the new film, and will instead offer an alternative perspective. If it's anything like the last game then it could well be set after the second movie.
Thomas Wilson, Co-Studio Head of Beenox, gave the following comment about the new title in a press release earlier today:
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.
It's unlikely that overwhelming message came from Australia, as the country sadly never got to play the first title. Hopefully The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will make it Down Under.
A specific release date has not yet been announced for either version. As per usual, we'll be sure to let you know as soon as we receive word.