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The Amazing Spider-Man Video Game Released

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.

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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.

Today, digital games come in different flavours including computer games, console games, mobile games, and now social games. And all these forms are extremely popular among consumers. (Read: Games that People Play on Digital Playgrounds)

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man

“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.

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And for fans that pre-ordered the game from Amazon, Stan Lee himself is available as a playable character for the first time ever, said Activision.

Developed by Beenox for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Wii and Nintendo 3DS, The Amazing Spider-Man is rated “T” (Teen – content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older) by the ESRB.

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