The Amazing Spider-Man Debuts With Playable Stan Lee and Bruce Campbell


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The video game tie-in for "The Amazing Spider-Man" movie has officially been released. The game is now available in North America for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS. It will become available in Europe on June 29.

"Dee Brown and his team at Beenox have completely revamped The Amazing Spider-Man's proprietary game engine to deliver a fresh, innovative gameplay experience for the fans," said David Oxford, executive vice president and general manager of Activision. "With the adrenaline rush from just swinging through the city and the new zoomed-in camera angle opening up a whole new perspective in realistic detail, The Amazing Spider-Man allows gamers to be Spider-Man like never before."

According to Activision, The Amazing Spider-Man will serve as an epilogue to the story in this summer's upcoming movie staring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.

The Amazing Spider-Man will feature villains such as Rhino, Black Cat, and Scorpion. Bruce Campbell, of "The Evil Dead" fame, voices a character in the game that provides Spider-Man with "extreme" challenges. Also, as previously reported, gamers who pre-ordered the game from Amazon will be able to play as comic creator Stan Lee, who has all the powers of Spider-Man. Check out the video below to see how a wall-climbing Stan Lee looks in the game:

Often, movie tie-in video games are of poor, rushed quality. The Wreck-It Ralph tie-in, for example, will be a side-scrolling adventure for Nintendo systems that visits locations from the movie. The Spider-Man games have been a bit of an exception recently, with their free-roaming, web-slinging gameplay and tight fighting mechanics. Hopefully, The Amazing Spider-Man can continue this trend and bring Spidey the video game a superhero deserves.