Amazing Spider-Man Movie Game in development
According to a post on IGN, a photo from the floor of the New York Comic-Con yesterday confirms that Beenox is working on a movie tie-in game for the forthcoming Andrew Garfield-starring Amazing Spider-Man franchise reboot. With Activision as publisher, Beenox has developed the last two Spidey-titles, Shattered Dimensions and Edge of Time, both of which had their share of successes and failures in execution. But Spider-Man 2, also published by Activision but developed by Treyarch, holds something of a legendary status for not only being an awesome movie tie-in, but also a simply awesome game. It featured a very faithful recreation of Manhattan, which functioned like an open-world, sandbox-type game. And people loved it. That game was the peak of the brief Spider-Man game renaissance we had, which had started way back with Neversoft’s Spider-Man, which was based on the comics. After Spider-Man 2, the character hasn’t really been able to swing quite as high.
So while this upcoming game may be an adaptation of a reboot, I’m still hopeful that Beenox will go back to Spider-Man 2 for inspiration on how to make this title really work like Treyarch’s game had.
That said, with such a short period of time for development between Edge of Time and this game’s supposed release (around the July date of the movie), I’m not really gonna hold my breath. Sigh.