Amazing-Spider Man hits Wii U March 5

$40 Ultimate Edition for Nintendo's newest console includes four on-disc expansions.

Activision and Marvel Entertainment announced today that The Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Edition will arrive for Wii U on March 5 in North America, followed by a March 8 launch in Europe. All other versions launched last year.

The Wii U version of The Amazing Spider-Man will be available at launch for $40 and includes four on-disc expansions. These are the Stan Lee Adventure Pack, the Lizard Rampage Pack, the Rhino Challenge, and the Oscorp Search and Destroy Pack.

In addition, The Amazing Spider-Man for Wii U uses the GamePad as an "Oscorp OsPhone," allowing players to access Spider-Man's in-game cell phone to accept new challenges, navigate the city, and manage upgrades. The game also supports off-screen play.

An epilogue to the film of the same name (which hit theaters last July), The Amazing Spider-Man allows players to freely explore Manhattan as the friendly neighborhood superhero and thwart the sinister plans of "a variety of criminals" in a story penned by Seamus Kevin Fahey (Battlestar Galactica).

For more on The Amazing Spider-Man, check out GameSpot's review of the Xbox 360 version.

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grasshopper6
grasshopper6

was gonna get but I don't like how you fly through the city like you're using the clouds 

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

the original spiderman the movie game on playstation 2 allowed you to play as green goblin aswell as spiderman maybe you should have more of that style for these spiderman games, i loved using green goblin

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

The only thing going for this is that the Wii U has no games coming out to compete with it, really. Anyone who missed it on the PS3 or 360 may as well go for it. It's more fun that seems, and collecting the comics is surprisingly addictive (because it rewards you with digital issues to read in the extras).

enoslives7
enoslives7

The latest Spiderman movie was terrible.

darinus
darinus

it was stupid like shattered dimension create something better PLZ

JiggyJigster
JiggyJigster

I thought the web swinging in TASM was good but the mission were "Meh"

abhisheknerdy20
abhisheknerdy20

The Amazing Spider-man is the worst game ever from the spider-man series

Ru36
Ru36

I had alot of fun with TASM on the my PS3, to me the web swinging  was better then spider man 2 and Ultimate spider man cant wait for a Next gen spider man game. !

the13stuff
the13stuff

Glad I held out on playing this might have to pick up on sale.

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

I like the Wii U, and this game was alot of fun on Xbox360. So I think that I may get this game too to build my collection of Wii U and to see what the gamepad screen does.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

"Ultimate" edition of one of the worst ever Spiderman games. I lol'd.

tightwad34
tightwad34

This certainly won't help the sales for the console. Don't get me wrong I don't want to see any of them fail, but I have a feeling someone is going to lose money here.

02050muh
02050muh

wiiU = console for those who only bought Wii this gen and regret it every damn second.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

how does Amazing Spider-Man compare to the Spider-Man 2 and 3 games?

 I sort of liked 3, despite the deformed-looking character faces, and Mary Jane's "swing me higher! now swing really close to the ground! swing really fast!" date missions

jedinortd_basic
jedinortd_basic

i have it on xbox, love it but havent beaten it yet...hmm maybe i should trade it for wii u one lol

DarksjeiK
DarksjeiK

That's awesome news. WiiU now has a library of 4.3 games 

ilantis
ilantis

Remember when spiderman games used to be awesome ? pepperidge farm remembers

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

This is announcement worthy?

Man, I kinda feel sorry for you guys that actually bought a WiiU.

superbuuman
superbuuman

Finally a game! :p  will get this cause its Spiderman. :D

Bowser05
Bowser05

I've been wanting to get this. Now I have to weigh between this or Steam. Being able to play on the Gamepad is a mighty enticing deal though.

Dezuria
Dezuria

You can get the superior version on Steam right now for $20.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

a welcome port for the Wii U amazing Spiderman could do all right making use of the Gamepad.

Kos1c
Kos1c

This is what I like to hear. Even though this game is a year old. It's nice it's being ported to the new Nintendo console. I would like to see some other titles being ported over, to give the Nintendo fans more of a collection to their library of games.

Sampawende
Sampawende

Not a really exiting news but hey, it's still another good game for the Wii U.

adamrich81
adamrich81

I'm gonna give you haters a meaty tip; swing by an old navy- most of them have some sort of entertainment for kids and husbands while their wives and moms shop. In 3 of the 4 I've been to in southern ca, that entertainment has been a WII U. It's not a bad system- kinda fun actually. Anyway, thought if you were going to talk S*it you might like to actually touch the system you're talking about. 

NettoSaito
NettoSaito

@ZexionLuv And what about games that have DLC that actually add 5 + hours to the story? Or DLC like in games like Burnout which completely redo the world and add in massive new areas and islands?

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

@DarksjeiK wrong,wiiu has a total of over 60 games out or in development,over 20 are out includes eshop ,

and i know cause i have exactly 20 and theres still 5 more i want from launch lol

superbuuman
superbuuman

@Sevenizz well its a decent game & its coming in a few weeks, better than Nintendo's announcement -> there's games coming, we're working on it, its coming in future, keep waiting. :p NFS:Most Wanted is also coming to WiiU :)

emptycow
emptycow

@adamrich81 i played it its nothing to right home about  and now here you find another port that is doing nothing with the wiiu  control gimmick

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@emptycow @adamrich81 Looks like his head is as empty as his grasp of how to use grammar and language.  Gimmick. Another Sub-100 IQ Zombie has to vomit his opinion all over the rest of us.  It's getting to the point you need an Umbrella to be on Gamespot these days.

wcwj26
wcwj26

 @emptycow @adamrich81 Exactly how is the Gamepad a gimmick? It has a HD screen and a standard control setup!

If you want to see a gimmick and the death of a brand just wait til the 20th!

Kos1c
Kos1c

@emptycow @adamrich81 Not everything that is being released, needs to have some form of 'unique' use of the (as you call it) gimmick controller (the gamepad).

The Ps3 has a gyroscope based bluetooth controller. How many games actually made use of this Gyroscope gimmick? Any argument can be made against a single feature of a controller.

The Wii U's gamepad has the ability to give off tv screen display, which this game is using (maps, calls, quests, gear etc, and to even remote display the tv  too) which is using the gimmick controller. If it wasn't using the Gamepad at all, it would just sit with a blank screen as you play your console games. 

Try understand what the features of the console/controllers are before calling it a gimmick.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

@Mayleene  I love how you jump in all defensive, without even knowing which two games I own. Gotta love the fanboys.

Mayleene
Mayleene

Just shows your qualifications at rating games as poor because they're either too far advanced for you or are too hard for you to complete.

wcwj26
wcwj26

 @Bl4KD37H You don't know what the PS4 architecture is, so stop trolling!

wcwj26
wcwj26

 @IAMTYLERDURDEN @Bl4KD37H The Playstation brand is in last chance saloon and im sure the 3 million *snigger* Vita owners agree with you it's better than 3DS!

wcwj26
wcwj26

 @Bl4KD37H @wcwj26 Oops, I trolled their. Please feel free to use this as a hollow victory.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

@Bl4KD37H So it doesn't suck because it slightly better than their last sucky specs?

IAMTYLERDURDEN
IAMTYLERDURDEN

@Bl4KD37H Playstation brand will never die and the Vita is a better system then the 3ds. There I said it!

wcwj26
wcwj26

 @96augment @wcwj26 What's it going to offer that the PS3 hasn't already got beyond a slightly better GPU?

Microsoft have the 3rd party stitched up, superior online capabilities and PS IP's get mediocre fanfare from the gaming community.

I can't see Sony joining Nintendo and Microsoft for the 9th generation, most people already own a CD/DVD/Blu Ray player now!

bgghgubcjhgknjk
bgghgubcjhgknjk

@wcwj26 nah you just have to look at the touchpads on the vita to see a gimmick and the death of a console