The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been announced by both Activision and Marvel, is set to launch next spring alongside the upcoming feature film of the same name. Developed by Beenox, who also developed the orignal The Amazing Spider-Man video game for Xbox 360, this all-new third-person action-adventure will build on 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.
Thomas Wilson, Co-Studio Head of Beenox stated that the development team are giving gamers more abilities, more upgrades, more challenges, and more freedom to progress. In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, players will once again assume the role of the iconic Super Hero 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.
As Spidey, players will be able to free-roam through a greatly-enhanced Manhattan cityscape, one set to offer livelier, more engaging opportunities with which to put his sensational skills to use. Central to the expansive depth and detail being poured into The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game is the new “Hero or Menace” system, which incentivizes Super Hero behavior 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.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is planned to launch alongside the feature film next spring for Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows PC and other platforms.