ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC. UNLEASHES THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2TM VIDEO GAME
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) today announces the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, an all-new single-player, third-person action-adventure video game based on Marvel’s beloved Spider-Man character and inspired by the film of the same name from Sony Pictures Entertainment. This original title, available now from development studio Beenox, brings the energy and excitement of the long-running Super Hero franchise to fans looking for a unique adventure that expands beyond the movie’s narrative.
“We’ve worked closely with Marvel to create a new story for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game that stands on its own from the events of the movie,” said Activision Publishing’s Vice President and General Manager, Kurt Niederloh. “We’re placing a strong spotlight on Peter Parker, the man behind the mask and his infamous nemeses, including Electro, Kingpin and the Green Goblin among others. The video game not only is based on the blockbuster movie but in addition, also offers its own unique, complete narrative.”
In crafting the sequel to their 2012 title, The Amazing Spider-Man, Beenox focused on reinvigorating and refining the action-adventure foundation established by the original, beginning with the urban playground of New York City. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 emphasises open-world freedom in its redesign of Manhattan, remade with new visuals, architecture, challenges and surprises to discover. “We want players to have more things to do and more fun when they do them,” noted Thomas Wilson, Co-Studio Head at Beenox. “Every advancement we’ve made with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 informs that theme. From the Hero or Menace dynamic and new visual designs to the changes to combat and focus on Peter Parker – everything’s there to make that world feel more diverse, more engaging and more enjoyable.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is available in the UK on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and via download on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo’s Wii U system, on Windows PC and is rated PEGI 16. The game is also available on Nintendo’s 3DS™ hand-held system (developed by High Voltage). The game will also be available in stores on Xbox One in early May. Visit www.TheAmazingSpiderManGame.com and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheAmazingSpiderManGame.