Hey! You! Stop writing off The Amazing Spider-Man as just another movie/comic tie-in video game. It’s not, for the simple reason that it features the one and only Stan Lee as a playable character, for the first time in history.
(…there is, however, a little bit of a catch: Mr. Lee is only available if you pre-order the game from certain online retailers, like Amazon.)
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The comic creator hasn’t just been stapled awkwardly onto an already-finished game, either. It seems Mr. Lee has lost some pages of his latest script around Manhattan, so he’s adopted some of Spidey’s abilities to zip around the city, trying to find them. Once you complete the mission, there’s also a bonus surprise to celebrate Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary.
Be careful, though: Lee is not the only pre-order bonus: If you grab your copy from other places (like GameStop in the US), you’ll pick up the villainous Rhino, playable in a timed mission.
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The Amazing Spider-Man takes Spidey’s free-roamin’, web-slingin’ action back to NYC, and heads beyond the big screen. You play as Peter Parker, discovering the full effects of that spider bite, learning to control and work with his new Spider-Man powers – and how to cope with the added pressure of being a Super Hero.
The story itself has been crafted by tv writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (Battlestar Galactica, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena), and is designed to follow on from the events of the upcoming feature film.
The Amazing Spider-Man releases later this month for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and 3DS.