‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Reveal Trailer Features Kraven, Teases Electro

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It’s been a few months since we last heard any news about The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the forthcoming Marvel movie tie-in, but now it’s time to finally blow the lid of this thing. Activision has officially unveiled their forthcoming game in a brand new reveal trailer, which sports some familiar gameplay and some familiar faces, but a new approach to the Spider-Man mythos.

As gamers can see in the trailer above, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will feature a unique riff on the relationship between Spider-Man and one of his main villains, Kraven. In this iteration, Kraven serves as a sort of mentor to Peter Parker/Spider-Man, training him to hunt the man who killed his uncle.

Positioning Kraven as a mentor for Spider-Man is certainly a unique approach, but it’s unclear how fans of the comics will accept the idea. Kraven is, after all, a hunter, but he’s usually after Spider-Man, not helping him.

Since this is only a reveal trailer it’s also unclear how much of this Kraven storyline will factor into the full game — whether it will be a side story or the basis for the entire campaign. Spider-Man games, specifically those developed by Beenox, have featured a bevy of supervillains for Spidey to contend with, and we don’t expect that to change in this game. The quest to hunt uncle Ben’s killer is certainly a focal point, but we can’t imagine it’s the only one.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer Kraven

In fact, as you can see at the tail end of the trailer, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will feature an appearance by Electro, the same villain highlighted in the second Spider-Man feature film. This version of Electro does bare some similarities to Jamie Foxx’s portrayal, but not completely.

While the first Amazing Spider-Man game left a lot to be desired, there were some elements that reminded us of Beenox’s work on Shattered Dimensions — the title that seemingly tied them to Spider-Man for the foreseeable future. But, tie-in games have a longstanding track record of being pretty poor, and those that do succeed are few and far between. That said, there have been some truly excellent Spider-Man games in the past, and Amazing Spider-Man 2 does have a unique concept. We’ll have to see how it all comes together in the spring.

How do you feel about Kraven training Spider-Man? What villains do you hope appear in the game?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 releases Spring 2014 for 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

TAGS: 3DS, Activision, Beenox, PC, PS3, PS4, Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One


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  1. Be prepared for micro transactions galore!

    • What? This isn’t a facebook game, or Marvel Hereos.

  2. I like the idea and it’s possible he’s only training him to be better prey.

    • My first thought

  3. is it just me or does this not look as good as the last one. i wouldnt even rent this…..

    • I’m hoping it’s just not polished, but yeah, downgrade. This will probably be coming on the PS4 too, so it should at least look better graphically.

  4. I suppose it could look worse… But none of the Spider-Man games have ever LOOKED amazing to me. The last one I liked was the one with Spider-Man Noir. I don’t remember the name. And is that Steve Blum voicing Kraven?

    • the game is called spider-man shattered dimension

      • Ah, yes. Thanks man.

  5. It looks a bit… rubbish? I don’t know why I feel like that. It just doesn’t quite seem to have as much polish as The Amazing Spider-Man. One thing I will say in its defence is that it seems to focus more on open-world gameplay than all the corridors of the last game.

  6. Lol why do the game graphics look better than the movie CGI?

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