At this time next week, fans can swing into movie theaters alongside Peter Parker in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” But if that’s too long of a wait, there’s some wall-crawling adventure just around the corner, coming to a console near you early next week.
Activision’s “Amazing Spider-Man 2” video game arrives in North America next Tuesday (April 29) on Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PC, Wii U and 3DS, with several days still to go before the Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone-starring movie hits theaters. As a bonus, we have an exclusive first look at the “Amazing Spider-Man 2” video game’s launch trailer. Check it out:
The trailer speaks with actions instead of words, allowing Spidey’s high-swinging skills do all the talking. Beyond that, the “Amazing Spider-Man” trailer makes one thing very clear: Peter Parker has his work cut out for him.
Indeed, in the upcoming film, Parker has three villains to contend with: Electro, the electrically enhanced menace played by Jamie Foxx; Green Goblin, the genetically compromised alter ego of Peter’s old friend Harry Osborn, played by Dane DeHaan; and Rhino, an armored-up Russian mobster played by Paul Giamatti. It can’t get much harder than that lineup, can it?
Ah, it can. In the “Amazing Spider-Man” video game, Peter goes up against Electro, Green Goblin and more. The trailer reveals that some of Spidey’s most notorious nemeses — including the ruthless criminal Wilson “Kingpin” Fisk, the deadly hunter Kraven, and the sultry thief Black Cat — are involved in the video game.
In fact, the trailer makes a big reveal: Carnage, the symbiote sociopath, is in the game as well.
Just because they’re in the game, doesn’t mean that Carnage and the like are in the “Amazing Spider-Man 2” film. But as these games draw from the same universe as the films, it’s an interesting and early look at what could eventually transpire in the Sony superhero film series.
What do you think of the “Amazing Spider-Man 2” video game trailer?