Activision and Beenox have announced a tie-in game that will branch off from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is scheduled to hit theaters on May 2, 2014. This time around, players will get to control Peter Parker for, what I believe, is the first time ever:
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, players once again assume the role of the iconic Super Hero in a unique side-story inspired by the feature film but set in its own continuity. Throughout his journey, Spider-Man will encounter a number of new foes as well as some old friends, as he confronts a new threat to his beloved city. The narrative will give Peter Parker, Spider-Man’s nerdy photojournalist persona, a greater role in the spotlight, as he investigates the complicated motivations and unique personalities behind the menagerie of Marvel menaces threatening Manhattan.
As Spidey, players will be able to free-roam through a greatly-enhanced Manhattan cityscape, one set to offer livelier, more engaging opportunities with which to put his sensational skills to use. Central to the expansive depth and detail being poured into The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game is the new “Hero or Menace” system, which incentivizes Super Hero behavior by rewarding the web-slinger’s crime-fighting efforts, and adds consequences for letting criminality fester. Spider-Man’s personal brand of webswinging and up-close-and-personal combat will see a variety of new features as well.
This version of Peter Parker looks like a male model and dates Emma Stone, so I’m not sure we need the “nerdy photojournalist” schtick. The game, which is also titled The Amazing Spider-Man 2, will be released alongside the film and will be available in stores for the 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One sometime in late April or early May.