In preparation of the game’s release next month Activision has begun unveiling some pre-order bonuses for The Amazing Spider-Man. Developed by Beenox Studios — who gave us both Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (yay) and Edge of Time (not so yay) — The Amazing Spider-Man promises to be a return to form for the web slinging superhero.
How might this game be a return to form you ask? It’s pretty simple: open world web swinging is back. No more of the linear multi-Spider-Man levels from the previous two Beenox outings, this game is all about traversal. Of course, it’s also got a rogue’s gallery of classic villains and heroes to accompany Spider-Man, and those are part of the pre-order bonuses.
Anyone who pre-orders the game from GameStop will net themselves the ‘Rhino Challenge’ — a timed event where players must destroy anything and everything as the horned super villain. Activision promises that along with “tons of things to break” there will be speed and combo streaks to help keep players coming back.
Over on Amazon, however, is a pre-order bonus we first heard rumblings about in March, and are happy to confirm is true. This bonus offers player a set of special missions where they will be able to play as none other than Spider-Man creator Stan Lee. This isn’t average every day Stan Lee either, this is Stan Lee with Spider-Man’s powers, meaning he can swing around New York just like Peter Parker.
As Lee, players will need to collect pages from the author’s latest script that have been scattered around Manhattan, and at the end there is the promise of a special surprise. Honestly, if you’re even considering pre-ordering The Amazing Spider-Man, why wouldn’t you go with the added opportunity of playing as Stan Lee.
Quantities are limited for both the Rhino Challenge and the Stan Lee pre-order bonuses so get them while they’re hot. And then, as a bonus to the bonus, play through a story that takes place after the events of The Amazing Spider-Man film and features open world web swinging!
Are you going to pre-order The Amazing Spider-Man from Amazon or GameStop in order to net one of these bonuses?
The Amazing Spider-Man releases June 26, 2012, for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS and DS.