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This is the Spider-Man you are looking for

Is it possible that finally, after years of waiting, we are getting a Spider-Man game that truly feels amazing.  Pun intended.

Now that we are 3 weeks away from release of The Amazing Spider-Man game I can finally start paying more attention to the game, and wow… just wow.  Arkham Asylum showed us just how good a comic book inspired game could be, and Arkham City proved it could happen in an open world enviroment… so naturaly Spider-Man needed to happen.  Huge open enviroments, fast paced action, and web slinging… lots and lots of web slinging.

A system called Web Rush has been created which can highlight points in the enviroment for Spidey to interact with in a spectacular fashion.  Why just swing when you can catapult through streets, skip off cars and run off walls to reach that car fleeing the bank.  The concept makes a lot of sense, my only concern is how it will fit into the flow of the game.  I do not want the game to slow to a crawl as I plot out my path to a goal, it needs to be on the fly and feel natural.

The game will take place after the events of the yet to be released movie and focus on Spidey’s adventures in and around the city of New York.  As far as villains go Beenox has choosen one lesser known villain in Rhino, and one almost unknown villain in the form of Iguana.  Spider-Man fans will know the Iguana ties into the mythology in that he was created by Curt Connors, aka The Lizard.  I am hoping that the decision to take a more obscure route and dive into Spider-Man’s history is a sign of the attention to detail in this game lore wise.

The Amazing Spider-Man is set for a June 29th 2012 release date.


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