Activision’s next Spider-Man title is The Amazing Spider-Man, which ties into the upcoming movie of the same name starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. The game is being developed by Beenox, who previously developed Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and Spider-Man: Edge of Time. Up above is the very first in-game screenshot of the title.


The Amazing Spider-Man takes place after the events of the movie, and will be a free-roaming game set in Manhattan, with the inclusion of side missions for the player to discover.


Replying to a fan query, the title’s lead game designer confirmed over Facebook: “Our game brings back free-roaming in Manhattan, where you guys will be able to swing around and discover a variety of side missions, challenges and mini-games in addition to the main storyline.”


Meanwhile, the game’s art director shares that The Amazing Spider-Man game is being developed with a more “realistic” mindset than previous Spider-Man titles.


“We approached the villains and many aspects of this game with a more ‘realistic’ mindset,” he writes on Facebook. “The game features exciting new interpretations of fan-favorite Super Villains, and all-new villains created specifically for the game. We’ll reveal them in the upcoming months!”


The Amazing Spider-Man will be released this summer on the Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS. You can watch a trailer for the game here.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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