The Amazing Spider-Man 2 coming to Xbox One, PS4

Beenox developing sequel for Xbox One and PS4, as well as PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, and PC.

Today at New York Comic Con, Marvel and Activision announced The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

A sequel to last year's movie tie-in title, the game is in development for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, 3DS, and PC.

Veteran Spider-Man studio Beenox is developing The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which will be released alongside the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in May 2014.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game is a third-person action game that will offer an alternative take on the events of the upcoming film. "Enhanced" free-roaming web-slinging gameplay in a "greatly expanded" New York City is also promised.

"We're giving gamers more abilities, more upgrades, more challenges, and more freedom to progress," Beenox studio co-head Thomas Wilson said. "And with the game launching alongside the new movie, offering an expanded interactive experience beyond the film, fans of the franchise won't want to miss playing it."

Players will battle new enemies alongside old friends as they take on a "new threat" to the city, Activision said. The game will also place a greater emphasis on Peter Parker, as he "investigates the complicated motivations and unique personalities behind the menagerie of Marvel menaces threatening Manhattan."

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will also feature a new "Hero or Menace" system that "incentivizes super hero behavior" by rewarding crime-fighting behavior and adding consequences for allowing criminality to thrive.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

For me, the best ever Spider-Man game was Web of Shadows. If this can have that kind of gameplay and the alignment system, I'm sold. 

MariJoe007
MariJoe007

Thank you Beenox!  I can't wait to get the Amazing Spider Man 2 now!  Arkham Origins will keep me busy until then.  My two favorite heroes, and there video games

jack_howitzer
jack_howitzer

The Amazing Spider-Man was a great game obviously alot of you didnt play it,its the best spiderman game ever made.

cjimrun
cjimrun

Love that original Gameboy Amazing Spider-Man box-shot.  That was a truly awesome game for it's time.

vscott453
vscott453

Screw spiderman! where is venom and carnage. When will you developers LEARN!!!!!!


greendude123
greendude123

So, the first Flop of the next Gen is Spider-man eh?   With the way games based on movies go,  this being next gen, and from what the video showed of the graphics, they got alot of work to do.

Batmanager
Batmanager

IT LOOKS LIKE A FREAKIN' PS2 GAME!

"But, but ... it's the gameplay that matters!"

OH YEAH? WELL, I DON'T EXPECT THE GAMEPLAY TO BE GOOD EITHER!

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

give spiderman a good amount of abilities but let us play as electro aswell. or green goblin like in the spiderman movie game for (ps2) i replayed that game so much just because of green goblin not a skin an actual unique moveset with the glider and pumpkin bombs galore, Beenox plz

k0k066
k0k066

I like the hero- menace system, I loved it in WOS

LADIES_MAN_2013
LADIES_MAN_2013

Is this really news? About 80% of upcoming games are gonna be on next-gen as well (if not just on that)... 

uklegendkiller
uklegendkiller

I played the first and enjoyed it enough to at least have some interest in this one. Not expecting anything mind numbingly awsome mind you!

vault-boy
vault-boy

Are the gonna finally fix the shitty webslinging mechanics from literally EVERY Spiderman game except Spiderman 2? I mean Christ people, you had one of the best ways to move around the sandbox in that game, Hell that webslinging mechanic is what MADE that game and since then you just stopped using it.


So to summarize, FIX THE WEBSLINGING! 

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

I didn't even get to play the first one, I have high hopes for this one.

RedWave247
RedWave247

The first one was fun enough. Not fantastic, but fun; worth at least one play through. I'll likely pick this one up eventually, when its price drops.

TheDarkNut
TheDarkNut

Stealth take down? Sounds familiar... Oh well, if they did copy its from a game so great.

MJ-X
MJ-X

ASM on PC was so buggy beyond belief from crashes to corrupted save files after reaching halfway or near end game happening to a lot of peeps, as well as other games published by Activision such as prototype 2 with its memory leaks leading to constant crashes as well.

 Sorry Beenox, but u suck big time, I'm glad i managed to get a refund on it after 3 days of purchase.

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

Oh yay. Let's hope they'll make it fun to play, this time around.

Mandrew257
Mandrew257

I don't like how close Spidey is to the screen when swinging, they should've kept it the same from spiderman 2.

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

Yawn.... they never get the Spiderman games right.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

Give me the swing mechanics of Spiderman 2 and a half decent open world and I'm interested.


But pass on any generic superhero beatem up in cramped environments.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

I liked the game Shattered Dimensions. I enjoyed more than the Amazing Spider-Man format.

Weasley28
Weasley28

Can't believe they're having a sequel for this piece of crap game.

SurfaceNerd
SurfaceNerd

Give it up Spider Man, even Batman can beat you up!

00LiteYear
00LiteYear

Looks like it's going to be another GOW clone. If it's going to rehash gameplay, I'd prefer it use the free flow combat of the Arkham series. But I didn't like how emo The Amazing Spiderman was, so people like me wouldn't get this anyway.

rlb90
rlb90

Spiderman 64 and Maximum Carnage have yet to be matched IMO. Two downright amazing games... Just whipped my Genesis out to play Maximum Carnage and Vectorman the other day - you don't see many newer games, at least Spiderman games, inspiring that :/

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Spider-Man games are probably the biggest 'Hit-Or-Miss' games I know of

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

lolz Dumbass Gamespot put the wrong "Amazing Spider-Man" picture for the 2012 game.

Securator
Securator

@jack_howitzer Seriously..??.. I'm thinking about picking it up. I like spider man games in general, but i hated the new movie. So im a bit confused.

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

@greendude123 I dunno about calling it a "flop". The open world spiderman game I played last time was quite good. Felt a bit like Prototype. And I like those kinds of games where you have a whole city to go about in. 

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

@AggrandizedUser Because of the time constraints. When you've usually got about a year to make a game from scratch you're sort of buggered before you even start. Then there's the fact that since a movie is usually between 1 and 2 hours, for a game that's obviously too short so you have to add original stuff without making the game stray too far from the movie. Also while the two mediums are similar, their big difference is that one put you in control and the other you simply watch. That makes it hard to decide on what the character you play as should do since a game isn't entirely story driven. I also wouldn't imagine they have a lot to go on since when they start making the game the movie won't even be finished.

uklegendkiller
uklegendkiller

@AggrandizedUser I don't think it's the devs who are solely to blame, I think it's more the pressures of the studio behind the movie pressuring the devs to release it in time for big screen release. On the odd occasion a diamond sneaks through, Spider-Man 2, The Riddick games etc

toddx77
toddx77

@ohjtbehaaave I am guessing you never played Spider-Man that was on playstation, n64, and dreamcast.

ma-ti89
ma-ti89

@Diegoctba Same here, I thought Shattered Dimensions was a great Spider Man game. I love the Noir Spider Man, I would like if they just made a full game in that universe.

IAMTYLERDURDEN
IAMTYLERDURDEN

@00LiteYear The amazing spider-man game was nowhere close to a GOW clone and they DID try to emulate the combat from the arkham series. The fighting system wasn't as polished but if they improved on it for this game then it should be good.

normanislost
normanislost

Because the games 2 years away so there isn't a picture for it yet....

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

@toddx77 @ohjtbehaaave   You're kinda making my point for me.   You have to go back to the early systems to find a fun Spiderman game.  The more recent one's were average at best.

the_repo_man6754
the_repo_man6754

@Mandrew257 @ohjtbehaaave Ultimate Spiderman Man was a good game? That's funny because the game is mediocre. 

toddx77
toddx77

@ohjtbehaaave The last one I played was Web of Shadows.  I thought it was ok but I was playing it on the Wii.  I thought Friend or Foe was decent and a cool idea though.