Taking its cues from this summer’s reboot of the movie franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man video game is an epilogue story rather than a re-hashing of the script. The player “becomes” the young Peter Parker who is learning how to use his new-found abilities.
Reversing the concept of “enhanced environment”, the game brings the City of New York in as a major member of the cast, not only as a background for the action sequences but in a more active role with the ability to roam freely through a variant of the Big Apple.
The game’s innovative “web rush” mechanic makes movement fluid and intuitive, even when using the powers of Spider-Man that are not bound by the abilities of normal men and women.
A sneak-peek of The Amazing Spider-Man video game only allowed a brief view of the world that has been created for our hero – a homogenized version of Manhattan, allowing for the best possible game-play while keeping the flavor of the different neighborhoods and landmarks throughout the city. Just as the real New York City is (obviously) not a sterile environment, neither is the in-game version: as Spider-Man swings through the canyons of the city, the inhabitants call out to him and react to the experiences of the game.
The Amazing Spider-Man video game will be available in conjunction with the release of the 2012 summer blockbuster movie for Xbox 360, Windows PC, Sony PlayStation3 and the Nintendo Wii, DS and 3DS.