|[May 01, 2014]
Activision Publishing, Inc. Unleashes The Amazing Spider-Man 2™ Video Game
MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
Activision (News - Alert) Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision
Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI)
is set to release The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, an all-new
single-player, third-person action-adventure video game based on
Marvel's beloved Spider-Man character and inspired by the upcoming film
of the same name from Sony Pictures Entertainment. This original title,
available now from development studio Beenox, brings the energy and
excitement of the long-running Super Hero franchise to fans looking for
a unique adventure that expands beyond the movie's narrative.
"We've worked closely with Marvel to create a new story for The
Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game that stands on its own from the
events of the movie," said Activision Publishing's Vice President and
General Manager, Kurt Niederloh. "We're placing a strong spotlight on
Peter Parker, the man behind the mask, and his infamous nemeses,
including Electro, Kingpin and the Green Goblin, among others. The video
game not only is based on the upcoming blockbuster movie but in
addition, also offers its own unique, complete narrative."
In crafting the sequel to their 2012 title, The Amazing Spider-Man,
Beenox focused on reinvigorating and refining the action-adventure
foundation established by the original, beginning with the urban
playground of New York City. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
emphasizes open-world freedom in its redesign of Manhattan, remade with
new visuals, architecture, challenges and surprises to discover. "We
want players to have more things to do and more fun when they do them,"
noted Thomas Wilson, Co-Studio Head at Beenox. "Every advancement we've
made with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 informs that theme.
From the Hero or Menace dynamic and new visual designs to the changes to
combat and focus on Peter Parker - everything's there to make that world
feel more diverse, more engaging and more enjoyable."
In addition, Activision, Sony Pictures and Sony Computer Entertainment
of America have teamed up to release The Amazing Spider-Man 2
PlayStation 3 bundle, available exclusively at Walmart.
Available in more than 2,700 stores and online at Walmart.com, the
bundle retails for $269 and includes a PS3™ 500GB system, a copy of The
Amazing Spider-Man 2 vido game and The Amazing Spider-Man
movie on VUDU. Also exclusively at Walmart, for those interested in
purchasing only the stand-alone game, a $10 concession cash voucher is
included with all PS4™, PS3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii U™ system launch
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is available in North America on
the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and via download on Xbox
One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft (News - Alert), for a
suggested retail price (SRP) of $59.99, on the PlayStation 3 computer
entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from
Microsoft, and Nintendo's Wii U system for an SRP of $49.99, on Windows
PC for an SRP of $39.99, and is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB. The game
is also available on Nintendo's 3DS™ hand-held system (developed by High
Voltage) for an SRP of $29.99, with an E10+ (Everyone 10 and older)
rating by the ESRB. The game will also be available in retail stores on
Xbox One in early May, for an SRP of $59.99 with a "T" (Teen) rating by
the ESRB. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie debuts in theaters on
May 2nd. For more information, visit www.TheAmazingSpiderManGame.com
and follow us on Facebook (News - Alert) at www.facebook.com/TheAmazingSpiderManGame.
About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney (News - Alert)
Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based
entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000
characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel
utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and
publishing. For more information, visit www.marvel.com.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc.
is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of
interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom,
France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the
Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan.
More information about Activision and its products can be found on the
company's website, www.activision.com.
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release date are forward-looking statements that are not facts and
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Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from
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