When the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man was revealed it brought a lot of mixed to fans of Beenox’s work on the series. Though Spider-Man would be returning to his open world roots in this adventure, The Amazing Spider-Man is, of course, yet another in a long list of movie tie-in titles from Activision, which typically aren’t that successful.
However, a new trailer has been released, one that focuses on one of Spider-Man’s many boss encounters, this one with the Rhino. It’s still pretty short on gameplay, and is filled with quick cuts, but when compared to what has preceded it, this is the best trailer we’ve seen yet.
Most impressive is the look of the Rhino, which fits right in with the design Beenox had established with Shattered Dimensions and Edge of Time. Thugs still have that generic look, though, something that really brought Edge of Time down. But all in all the combat looks pretty compelling, and the chance to take on any Spider-Man boss is always appealing.
Check out the trailer for yourself below, but be warned, if you’re not a fan of dubstep, this trailer is full of wub wub wubs:
Based on what we’ve seen so far, and with how Beenox hopes to tie The Amazing Spider-Man together, it appears that Rhino is just one in a long line of experiments gone wrong. Much like the feature film’s main villain, the Lizard, each of the bosses in The Amazing Spider-Man we expect to have been created by some scientific hubris.
Where Beenox’s previous efforts with Spider-Man have tried to pay homage to the comic book universe, this game needs to stay true to the spirit of Marc Webb’s film and comic book fans’ vision of the Rhino. It’s only one of the villains that we’ve seen so far, but it appears that Beenox is on the right track.
What do you think of Rhino’s design for The Amazing Spider-Man? Which other Spider-Man villains do you hope make an appearance in the game?
The Amazing Spider-Man releases June 26, 2012, for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS and DS.