Activision sent Superhero Hype! this alert today:
Even the noblest of Marvel’s Super Heroes have a dark side â€“ it’s time to unleash yours in the Spider-Man 3â„¢ video game from Activision, Inc. Timed to the highly anticipated theatrical release of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios’ “Spider-Man 3,” based on the famous Marvel characters, the game allows players to experience for the first time Spider-Man’s mysterious black-suited persona, as well as heroic red suit while battling villains in a massive New York City playground teeming with activity.
“The Spider-Man 3â„¢ video game gives fans the chance to relive their favorite scenes from the film, as well as new storylines brought to life by movie talents Tobey Maguire, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church, James Franco and J.K. Simmons,” said Rob Kostich, vice president, global brand management, Activision, Inc. “Players will swing into action and choose to follow the film plot or new storylines, fight off crime waves, explore vast exterior and underground locations or battle super-villains while harnessing the power of the black suit.”
Set in a large, dynamic, free-roaming New York City which includes over 20 miles of subterranean environments, Spider-Man 3â„¢ for the PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360â„¢ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC, gives players more freedom than ever before to choose their own gameplay experience through multiple movie-based, comic-based and original storylines, fully integrated city missions and performance rewards including improved speed, combat maneuvers and agility. Utilizing an all-new combat system, Spider-Man 3â„¢ allows players to perform a huge variety of suit-specific attacks as they protect the city, complete challenges and defeat nemeses using expanded aerial and ground fighting, finishing moves and dynamic webbing during missions and epic boss battles which feature the villains from the movie as well as a host of legendary comic book foes.
Spider-Man 3â„¢ on the Wiiâ„¢ video game console and PlayStationÂ®2 share the overarching storyline of the movie, feature an expansive free-roaming city, incorporate their own unique red-suited and black-suited Spider-Man combat and gang warfare mechanics, and deliver two exclusive storylines featuring the notorious Marvel villains, Shriek and Morbius. Additionally, Spider-Man 3â„¢ on the Wii takes full advantage of the Wii Remoteâ„¢ and Nunchukâ„¢ controllers’ capabilities allowing players to experience Spider-Man gameplay in an entirely different way. With a unique new way of web shooting and swinging through the city â€“ the Wii Remote and Nunchuk become your webshooters.
Spider-Man 3â„¢ for the Nintendo DSâ„¢ is set in a 3D side scrolling world and delivers complete touch screen handling, in which players must draw upon Spider-Man’s vast array of moves, attacks and upgrades as they choose their path and embark on a wide variety of city-based missions and multiple movie-based and original story arcs. Additionally, Spider-Man 3â„¢ for the Nintendo DS features local wireless multiplayer gameplay featuring with a variety of modes enabling awesome two-player head-to-head challenges like Brawler, Hot Potato, Target Practice, and Combo Challenge. Gameplay differs on the Game Boyâ„¢ Advance platform.
Partnering with Activision and Sony Entertainment on the launch of Spider-Man 3â„¢, GameStop Corp., the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, hosted the official game launch at Studio 450 in New York City on Thursday, May 3, 2007, allowing celebrities and guests to be among the first to experience the next chapter of the Spider-Man story through game clips, movie trailers and hands-on time with the PlayStationÂ®3 version of the game. Video clips from the launch event can be viewed here. Additionally, GameStop held midnight launch events on May 4, 2007 at approximately 300 of its stores in the United States allowing consumers to get their copies of Spider-Man 3â„¢ timed to the midnight release of the motion picture.
Spider-Man 3â„¢ is available now for the Xbox 360â„¢ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system for a suggested retail price of $59.99, the Wiiâ„¢ video game console for $49.99, the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system for $39.99 and the Nintendo DSâ„¢, Game BoyÂ® Advance and PC versions are $29.99. The console and PC platform versions have been rated “T” (“Teen” â€“ Animated Blood, Mild Language and Violence), the Nintendo DSâ„¢ version has been rated “E10+” (“Everyone 10+” â€“ Animated Violence) and the Game BoyÂ® Advance version has been rated “E10+” (“Everyone 10+” â€“ Cartoon Violence) by the ESRB.
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