Spoiler alert! Spider-Man apparently survives to the end of next summer's blockbuster film The Amazing Spider-Man, as the game tie-in takes place entirely after the close of the movie.
Activision today confirmed a handful of details about The Amazing Spider-Man game, which is set to launch in summer 2012 around the same time as the Sony Pictures feature film of the same name. The movie, a reboot for the Marvel comics franchise starring Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, is set for a July 3 opening.
In addition to serving as an epilogue to the film, The Amazing Spider-Man will allow players to freely explore Manhattan as the friendly neighborhood superhero thwarts the sinister plans of "a variety of criminals" in a story penned by Seamus Kevin Fahey (Battlestar Galactica).
The game is in development at Activision's Quebec City studio, Beenox. No stranger to Marvel's iconic superhero, the studio began working with the wallcrawler for the 2005 PC port of Ultimate Spider-Man and took over primary development duties for the comic-based games with last year's Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. Its most recent outing with the hero was October's Spider-Man: Edge of Time.
A new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man game will be aired during Spike TV's Video Game Awards this Saturday, airing live at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific.