Amazing Spider-Man video game coming 2012, is open world

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 15, 2011 12:30pm PDT

You may have seen the teaser posters around New York Comic Con. Activision and developer Beenox is working on a new game based on the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie. During a Marvel panel at the show, Activision officially announced the game and showed off the first trailer for the game.

Doug Heder, producer at Activision, admitted that Beenox's track record has been mixed. Their last release, Edge of Time, currently has a Metacritic of 60. However, he promised that Amazing would find a different fate, thanks to its lengthy development time.

Gerard Lehiany, creative director of Beenox, says that the game has been in development for over a year so far. Beenox has two teams, with the Amazing team having worked separately from the Edge of Time and Shattered Dimensions team.

The trailer definitely earned high praise from fans, who were enthusiastic about Spider-Man's return to New York City and open-world gameplay. In the real-time trailer, we saw glimpses of Peter Parker jumping off buildings, swinging through the city. The "realistic" look is a stark departure from Beenox's previous two Spider-Man games.

According to Heder, the game serves as a continuation of the movie's story. The game is pegged for a "Summer 2012" release, likely near the movie's July 3, 2012 date. When Activision publicly releases the trailer, you'll see it here on Shacknews.

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