Plus Details On The Game
Announced - sort of - last week at New York ComicCon, we now have a trailer - albeit filmed off a low-res phone or camera - and some scant details on The Amazing Spider-Man game coming from Beenox. The trailer is pretty good actually, suggesting the game is further along in development than we expected, and showcases what appears to be a return to an open-ended - if not quite open-world - New York city, with plenty of web-slinging and even a few giant, multi-legged mechas thrown in for good measure.
"We brought back the city into Spider-Man games," reveals Beenox's creative director, Gerard Lehinay, in regards to The Amazing Spider-Man and its setting. The trailer alone is pretty much just a montage of Spidey hurling himself between the cavernous corridors of space between Manhattan skyscrapers on his web-shooters - which aren't organic this time around - and Lehinay confirms it was a priority for Beenox when developing the game. "For us it is important to be able to web-swing in the city. So that's one of the major things that we've been working on."
So far, so good, then, I suppose. It's hard to judge a game by a trailer, but at least we have an idea of what we're getting in to here. With Edge of Time close to release, and the film slated for next summer, it would appear Beenox have ample time to deliver on their promises. The game looks good, with a decent amount of work in the pipeline already, so we'll remain cautiously optimistic on this one. [Kotaku]