If you're a fan of the web-slinging superhero, you're probably planning to see the new movie. And if you've got faith in developer Beenox – and you probably should, given recent efforts – you might want the game, too.
Today, Activision Publishing has announced the pre-order incentives for The Amazing Spider-Man , which is set to launch on June 26 (one week before the film's theatrical release on July 3). This free-roaming adventure set in Manhattan serves as an epilogue to the movie…so shouldn't it come out after ? Well, whatever.
We have high hopes for the game and the retailer-specific pre-order incentives aren't too shabby. We like any bonus that gives us extra gameplay, after all. If you put your deposit down at GameStop, you'll receive the exclusive Rhino Challenge, which lets you play as the genetically engineered villain, RHINO. Unsurprisingly, you'll rampage through the city, feeling the formidable power and unleashing huge combos on just about everything in sight. This offer is for a limited time only, though, so strike while the iron's hot.
If you'd rather pre-order with Amazon, you'll get to play as – wait for it – comic legend Stan Lee. That's right, the iconic superhero creator will be playable for the first time ever in a video game; Stan "The Man" Lee will have his own special mission and he'll borrow abilities from Spider-Man so he can move about faster. Stan will even have his trademark "witty banter" that his fans so well recognize. Remember, this year marks Spider-Man's 50th anniversary! Yep, he's old.
Okay, so who do you want? RHINO or Stan Lee?
Related Game(s): The Amazing Spider-Man