The Amazing Spider-Man 2 gets a release date (with pre-order bonus reveal)

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Anyone looking forward to the further amazing adventures of Spider-Man in both videogame and feature film form later this year will be keen to know that developer Beenox has announced a release date for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.


With the movie of the same name due out on May 2nd, 2014, European fans of the friendly neighbourhood webslinger will be able to watch the film and then pick up the game because The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be out on the same day in the region, while North American players can get a head start on their counterparts on April 29th.

The game is due out across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS and PC, and will feature Beenox’s new ‘Hero or Menace’ system, which the team says will encourage gamers to be a better superhero by rewarding your crime-fighting exploits, while adding consequences for allow crime to run wild.

In terms of the game’s events, it’s promised to build on the story of the previous Amazing Spider-Man game while providing an “alternative take on the events of the upcoming movie,” with new opportunities to take your third-person web-slinging antics to new and enhanced levels while roaming through “a greatly expanded” New York City, while placing a greater focus on Peter Parker.


Should you decided to pre-order The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 or PC, though, you’ll be rewarded with the ‘Web Threads Suit Pack,’ “a DLC bundle making available four sleek, super-powered suits for Spidey’s wardrobe.”

“Each outfit offers unique combat bonuses throughout the adventure,” says Activision, “as well as a great look for those front page shots in The Daily Bugle.” Here’s the full list of contents:

– The cutting-edge designed, red and gold Iron Spider Suit
– The stellar, blue and white Cosmic Spider-Man Suit
– The all-consuming, Venom-like Black Suit
– The pulp-style Spider-Man Noir Suit

Will you be picking up The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on launch day alongside the launch of the movie in May?

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