Spider-Man movie game revealed - Report

New York Comic-Con plays host to first trailer from Beenox-developed tie-in for next summer's feature film reboot for webswinging superhero franchise.

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Next summer's The Amazing Spider-Man movie will serve as a complete reboot for the franchise. Gone are director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire, replaced by Mark Webb and Andrew Garfield, respectively. The series' gaming tie-ins are receiving a similar overhaul, as Activision has turned over development duties on the webbed wonder's movie-based games (most recently handled by current Call of Duty developer Treyarch) to Quebec City-based Beenox.

Beenox developed the just-released Spider-Man: Edge of Time.

According to Kotaku, Activision debuted a teaser trailer for the Beenox game at the New York Comic-Con today. Beenox creative director Gerald Lehinay reportedly confirmed the game has been in development at the studio for more than a year already, and the team has focused on making webswinging through New York City a major part of the series once again. He added that the game will tie into the movie but feature its own story, and he teased a new feature intended for the player "to feel like Spider-Man." The trailer gave a summer 2012 release date for the game. The movie is set to hit theaters July 3.

Beenox is 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.

For more on the studio's recent history with the wallcrawler, check out GameSpot's review of Beenox's Spider-Man: Edge of Time, which launched earlier this month.

Discussion

119 comments
WayneL23
WayneL23

Spider-man web of shadows was a good direction despite some issues....what happened after that? How is it that companies just ignore the good ideas and bring some unexpected gold coated crap to the table?

yoyou225
yoyou225

Licensed games don't have to be bad. Just look at Batman, unfortunately, the developers of these games just don't care. They know that the games are going to sell because of the branding, so they half-ass the work. Especially when it comes to movie games. It's pathetic and sad to say the least. These guys make to much money for the work and effort they put into the game.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

Spider-man seems to be the only franchise where movie-games are better than standalones...

pszone
pszone

Spidarman game flop badly in uk by actvitevision. And yet makeing another and not begin hobblie but Actievvison dont put effect in there games all they care to control is call of duty. And if pp dont see that Activevision car about one game and dont put effect rest of else feel soz for them. If i was manger on Actevision i make sure every game looks great and all games.

dirty_bird18
dirty_bird18

Can they make a Spidey game where I can use the Move controllers to throw webs/actions?

christianXallen
christianXallen

These games are, in fact, the only movie games that I've ever been impressed with. Let's hope the reboot keeps my perspective.

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

Let's hope it's as good as previous movie-to-game tie ins.

supa_badman
supa_badman

Well, Spiderman does have a good track record when it comes to movie based games... Here's hoping

GeigerdolylWodd
GeigerdolylWodd

@Phil-teh-Pirate Truth be told I thought Spider-Man 2: The Movie game (aka Grand Theft Spidey) was the pinnacle of movie tie in games. His webbing actually stuck to things based on an in game on the fly calculation mechanic. The city of New York was pretty much replicated or at the very least serviceable as what felt like a whole city. I haven't bought another Spider-man game since. Can you blame me?

Son_of_Bmore
Son_of_Bmore

Activision putting out more Spider-Man games then we want no that's not like them at all..................

BFKZ
BFKZ

do they make these movie games just to make them? Iam pretty sure they don't expect much cash from the game as they do from the movie.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

It'll take something special to knock the best super hero game crown from Batman's pointy head. Or just re-release Spider Man 1 and 2: Enter Electro for download and you'll be onto a winner.

grungeman91
grungeman91

I'm split 50/50 on the movie because on one hand we do not need another origin story and on the other is that it sticks closely to the comics than the others that followed, I liked Shattered Dimensions and Edge of Time was fairly passable, I wish Sony would make Spider-Man on the PSX available for download one of these days because I'd buy that in a heartbeat.

DomaineStickem
DomaineStickem

aww man, this game is gonna suck for 2 reasons... its a game based off a movie (never a good game), and beenox are terrible developers!!! the last couple of spiderman games they made were terrible in quality, gameplay, and had toooo many bugs

alvarokike
alvarokike

@ FaYt2021 not entirely true about sonic, sonic colors was pretty good and sonic generations looks simply brilliant and beautiful, so yeah, no more crappy games for both heroes ;D

FaYt2021
FaYt2021

Spider-Man games are like Sonic games, they were great at first and now just look like crap. No more!

Joedgabe
Joedgabe

I hope it's like Ultimate Spider-man, it was my favorite spider-man game. The web races were really fun. Also a bit of the Web of Shadows combat mechanics and it should be good (: with a good story of course

Evandemocracy
Evandemocracy

After EDGE OF TIME I'm not seriously in excitement with them mentioning Another Spider-Man Game In the Making I Just Don't have high hopes

SirSpoon84
SirSpoon84

the trailer was AWESOME!! swinging around again in open world will be great! guy at panel said almost 2 years they been workin on it, its gonna be sick!

grenade1979
grenade1979

It sucks that they probably make more money by selling a cheap, crappy movie game than a well-funded, non-crappy movie game.

salvucci91
salvucci91

If this includes Venom as a major character, particularly Eddie Brock; insta-buy !

tailtoxy
tailtoxy

@AuronAxe Web of Shadows was basically prototype with spiderman. And I think it was better than even... Spiderman 2 *puts flameshield up*

ziproy
ziproy

The thing that's gonna make you feel like spider man is probably kinect and move capabilities

Gothic_symphony
Gothic_symphony

I could say I have high hopes for this game, but then again Beenox disappointed both times.

Tekarukite
Tekarukite

my hopes are a little higher with this information, as by the time this game comes out a good 2 years will have been spent on development. THAT'S how you do a movie tie-in, start working on it, you know, when the movie starts being filmed. not 3 months before it is released in theaters. :p

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

I wish they could make a Spiderman game as good as the PS1/N64 one. This one might be good, I heard it'll have open world like Prototype, that kind of "swinging across the world".

345tom
345tom

Just make it like Spiderman 2. That was a great game.

Saayko
Saayko

since hope was the only thing left in pandora's box, we can only hope that this time be an exception, for movie related games, and spiderman games

Poodger
Poodger

Probably won't get this game, but I am definitely excited for the movie reboot!

firehawk998
firehawk998

One of the main reason most movie games fail is because the game must be released around the time the movie comes out. Where as Rocksteady can take time to create the Batman games most studios must finish the game wilt a already really short deadline.. That itself causes the studios to get the work really quickly done using rushed developments, no bug fixing etc. If this spiderman game has any chance of being good. Beenox must take its time to finish the thing.

Darth_Umbrus
Darth_Umbrus

Saving balloons, bringing the same six people to the hospital, and interfering in random gang fights ad nauseum does not a "good" Spider-Man game make. If it's gonna be open-world, Beenox NEEDS to include some damn variety in the side-missions!!!

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

"sigh" These companies never learn. 99% of movie games are utter crap. I wonder where they even get the funding, it really amazes me how people can keep producing CRAP and get financing for it.

hfblade7
hfblade7

hopefully this time web swinging is relevant to actual buildings and not just invisible swinging beams in the sky

shadowflare77
shadowflare77

Brendan awesome review! You pretty much covered everything that mattered to me in a Spiderman game and I thank you cause now I dont need to buy this game but rather rent it. I can also rent it in a few months now seeing as Im not missing to much since it seems similar to last years shattered d.

VilandasUK
VilandasUK

Every game that is movie related or at least most of them suck, looking for examples Iron man 2 or Thor.

whakyZ86
whakyZ86

oh, and I'll mention also that the trailer was made with in-game footage. there was a sense of depth perception that was quite spectacular

whakyZ86
whakyZ86

I watched the trailer and I must say one thing...whether or not they implement the story and side-missions correctly or not...this is gonna be one game that wall-crawler fans who want to just swing will enjoy. I mean it...some really really awesome looking action.

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

Capcom should make superhero games (related to Marvel Universe) imo.

SLAMMIN23
SLAMMIN23

this should be open world otherwise whats the point making superhero games

face_ripper
face_ripper

Please understand this game devs, your superhero games cant compete with anything in the market. I'm don't know what games will be released next summer but i do know that it won't make your game look pretty.

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

This game will be awful and childish, just like every other movie tie-in..... especially Marvel, didn't they get the memo about Batman AA? Superhero games can be good if you don't gear it towards 9 year olds. I call garbage on this one.

Taix34
Taix34

@volume_three after Seeing that leaked trailer i have high Hopes for this game Thanks for sharing it :D

Adap7ive
Adap7ive

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Smokey2003
Smokey2003

First person web swinging. That's what he was hinting at.

Adap7ive
Adap7ive

@blackwingzero I agree. We need a solid movie first. lol

supertom221
supertom221

@biznitch That won't happen. They are competing franchises, you can't have competing games developed by the same studio. It's like asking DICE to make both Battlefield and Call Of Duty, or have Naughty Dog develop the next Gears. Doesn't work that way.

blackwingzero
blackwingzero

As much as I wish they'd make a solid movie tie in game I doubt this one will be any different.