Hollywood hasn’t exactly been a flowing river of original ideas these past few years, so it came as no surprise that, just five years after Spider-Man 3, the super-hero movie series was rebooted. A new “Amazing Spider-Man” is due to be released this summer, with a fresh new cast, director, screenplay and a slightly tweaked storyline.
Andrew Garfield will take over the title character of the movie from Tobey Maguire and, while it’s obvious we’re not dealing with the exact same plot as in the 2002, 2004 and 2007 films, we don’t expect many touches of originality either.
However, longstanding fans of the Spider-Man comics and franchise will surely take 3D and IMAX theatres by storm on June 3 and they are also expected to enjoy a new mobile game from Gameloft. The French developer has officially announced the release of the official Amazing Spider-Man game, due to happen at the same time with the movie premiere.
We don’t know much about the future Android game, but we should expect some spectacular visuals and outstanding special effects. Gameloft will be working with Marvel to come up with a game to follow the comics’ storyline and, according to the producers:
The Amazing Spider-Man will be a full 3D action game that incorporates familiar characters and environments, and provides players with plenty of missions, rich gameplay and comprehensive battle systems.
Gameloft and Marvel have released another Spider-Man mobile game a couple of years back, “Spider-Man: Total Mayhem”, and, while it wasn’t exactly the smartest and most original app around, it did provide a lot of action, some smooth controls and enough missions and levels to not get bored of quickly.
The new game’s storyline hasn’t been detailed just yet, but considering it will hit the market at the same time as the movie, it’s safe to assume that your in-game mortal nemesis will be The Lizard. Hopefully, Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy will be as hot on our Android devices as it is on film, so as to have someone nice to raise our spirits if we happen to get beaten by Dr.Curt Connors (aka The Lizard).
Naturally, we don’t know anything about the future game’s pricing either, but we expect it to be at least as costly as “Spider-Man: Total Mayhem”, which is currently available at $6.99. Check out Gameloft and Marvel’s full press release below announcing the Android game’s coming, feast your eyes with the movie’s latest trailer and don’t forget to hit us with a comment and let us know how excited you are about “The Amazing Spider-Man”!
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OFFICIAL MOBILE GAME TO RELEASE ALONGSIDE UPCOMING FILM
Gameloft and Marvel announce an exclusive agreement to bring Spider-Man’s latest web-slinging adventure to mobile devices and tablets this Summer
PARIS – June 4th , 2012 – After the huge success of Spider-Man: Total Mayhem, Gameloft and Marvel are teaming up once again to develop and launch the official game for one of the most anticipated movies of the year, Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man. Staying true to the original storyline, Gameloft is working hand in hand with both Marvel and the movie teams to develop an immersive universe that stays true to the upcoming film.
One of Gameloft’s most promising games, The Amazing Spider-Man will be a full 3D action game that incorporates familiar characters and environments, and provides players with plenty of missions, rich gameplay and comprehensive battle systems. Players will explore the city, protect the citizens, develop their skills and discover amazing powers.
“After having previously made Spider-Man: Total Mayhem – which was a huge success for both us and Marvel – we have even bigger ambitions for this new installment, The Amazing Spider-Man,” said Gameloft’s Gonzague de Vallois, SVP of Marketing. “In addition to being an opportunity for Gameloft to showcase our skills in adapting movies into games, when combined with the fact that this is one of the most popular and commercially successful Super Heroes of all time, after having boasted one of the highest grossing movie franchises in history, we expect this title to be a great success.”
“We are happy to continue our successful relationship with Gameloft to bring quality games to both Marvel and mobile game fans alike,” said Andreea Enache-Thune, Marvel’s SVP of Games and Digital Distribution. “The Amazing Spider-Man provides a thrilling and immersive mobile gameplay experience that will continue to raise the bar for both Marvel and Gameloft.”
Set to launch summer in conjunction with the movie release on July 3, 2012, The Amazing Spider-Man will be available on feature phones, iPhones, iPads and Android devices.
For more information about The Amazing Spider-Man mobile game please visit the official website at www.gameloft.com.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set top boxes, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft partners with leading international brands such as UNO®, Spider-Man®, James Cameron’s Avatar™, Ferrari® and Sonic Unleashed®. Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt™, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®. Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 4,500 developers.
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).
About THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN™
One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man™. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film. Along with Executive Producers Stan Lee, Kevin Feige and Michael Grillo, in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.