The Amazing Spider-Man video game entered retail stores Tuesday in North America, and will be available in Europe on June 29.
From Activision Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Marvel Entertainment, The Amazing Spider-Man video game serves as an epilogue story to the upcoming feature film, heralding Spidey’s return to a free-roaming Manhattan as players take the role of a young Peter Parker discovering his newfound powers and Super Hero responsibilities.
Meanwhile, in celebration of the release of The Amazing Spider-Man on July 3, 2012, Columbia Pictures has partnered with some of NYC’s premier cultural institutions to create Spider-Man Week in NYC, a seven-day calendar of events in all five boroughs. (Read: Amazing Spider-Man to Celebrate Spider-Man Week)
The Amazing Spider-Man video game is available on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the Wii system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS handheld systems.
“Dee Brown and his team at Beenox have completely revamped The Amazing Spider-Man’s proprietary game engine to deliver a fresh, innovative gameplay experience for the fans,” said David Oxford, executive VP, Activision Publishing, Inc.
“With the adrenaline rush from just swinging through the city and the new zoomed-in camera angle opening up a whole new perspective in realistic detail, The Amazing Spider-Man allows gamers to be Spider-Man like never before.”
The Amazing Spider-Man video game also features fan-favorite talent, including Evil Dead and Burn Notice’s Bruce Campbell taking the role of an “extreme action” reporter who provides death-defying challenges that only Spider-Man can accomplish.