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[dropcap]A[/dropcap] video game adaptation of the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is to release on current and next generation consoles.

Publishers Activision announced that the video game, also titled The Amazing Spider-Man 2, will be releasing on the PS4 and Xbox One consoles next spring as well as on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS and PC.

The game, developed by Beenox, will focus on an alternative story compared to the upcoming sequel starring Andrew Garfield. Players will assume the role of Spider-Man and be given an “enhanced, free-roaming web-slinging experience through a greatly expanded New York”, according to a press release.

Co-Studio Head at Beenox, Thomas Wilson commented: “The first Amazing Spider-Man game gave players their own beautifully animated, free-roaming city of Manhattan to traverse and explore – a playground of majestic scale in which to live out our common hero fantasies.

“And the overwhelming message from fans was: ‘More!’ That’s what our team is working toward with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – we’re giving gamers more abilities, more upgrades, more challenges, and more freedom to progress.”

He concluded: “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.”

The developers have also included a brand new feature entitled “Hero or Menace” which rewards gamers for helping to prevent crime or punish them for failing to help.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – the film – releases in May 2014.

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