‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Iguana Trailer

Published 3 years ago by , Updated June 22nd, 2012 at 10:48 am,

The Amazing Spider-Man Iguana Trailer

When Peter Parker swings into action in this Summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man, he’ll have a city full of villains to face. Previous trailers for the game have already revealed a towering, insectoid mech and that long-time mainstay of Spidey’s playable adventures, the Rhino.

Today, a new trailer has been released showcasing yet another baddie waiting to take on the webbed wonder. Get ready, Spider-Man, because here comes Iguana!

As you may remember, The Amazing Spider-Man game doesn’t replicate the events of Marc Webb’s forthcoming film, but takes place immediately afterwords. Given the setup, including Iguana as a foe in the game makes a lot of sense — Curt Connors, the scientist who becomes the Lizard (one of the film’s cast of villains) is directly responsible for the creation of Iguana. It’s a nice bit of continuity, and hopefully emblematic of the approach Beenox (Spider-Man: Edge of Time, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions) is taking with The Amazing Spider-Man.

Take a look at Iguana in the brand new The Amazing-Spider Man trailer below, and keep your eyes peeled for a quick cameo from the Rhino.

Why, were those the dulcet tones of Nolan North voicing Iguana’s inner monologue? I believe they were.

In addition to offering a good look at yet another of The Amazing Spider-Man’s villains, the new trailer really shows off the game’s traversal and combat mechanics. By and large, the camera is far more zoomed-in on the action than in Spidey’s previous open-world games, which could pose some problems for navigating The Amazing Spider-Man’s vast, virtual Manhattan. On the other hand, it highlights the animation and surface detail of Spider-Man’s character model, which admittedly looks pretty spectacular.

Speaking with IGN UK, Beenox Art Director Moïse Breton discusses how the studio approached bringing Iguana into the game, and some of the character’s abilities.

“In The Amazing Spider-Man videogame, Iguana has been re-imagined to be more animalistic than its comic book counterpart. The visual approach is less cartoony, which makes for really interesting details.”

“In the game, Iguana uses his scream in order to influence or mind control other creatures affected by the cross-species virus. That makes him unique among the other villains in the game, and Spidey will have to tap into his creativity to figure out how to defeat Iguana.”

Spider-Man aside, I can’t help but wonder how a Stan Lee versus Iguana battle would play out.

Considering Beenox’s track record with its previous Spider-Man games, it may be wise to keep an old adage in mind: fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. That said, based purely on the footage released so far, it really does look as if the third time might be the charm for Beenox’s Spider-Man efforts. Fingers crossed.

Ranters, are you looking forward to The Amazing Spider-Man? What do you think of Iguana?

The Amazing Spider-Man releases June 26, 2012, for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS, and DS.

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Source: IGN UK

TAGS: 3DS, Activision, Beenox, DS, PS3, Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Wii, Xbox 360


  • ATG

    I’m not sure about these graphics, but I am willing to give this game a shot still. Need to see more though.

  • Spider-Abu

    Never heard of this villain before, but sounds pretty cool, the whole mind control thingy sets him apart from Lizard…although The Lizard could commandeer his lizards to do this and that. That pic of his is kinda blurry, I do hope the actual game will have much sharper textures…damn bring it to PC plzpzlplz >.<

  • venom42

    you know.Iguana apeared in the spectacular spider-man issues.the graphics are sorta like…spider-man 2 style but impressive design and art.i just hope it comes out on PC just for the fans Beenox just for the fans.and by the way i bet this game will not just show classic villains even the ones that never apear in spider-man games. just hope the skin will be a black suited spider-man or a flash thompson version of venom(because he’s mouthless)in this game.

  • venom42

    first it included PC and now i guess i’ll get it on Wii or dont even buy it.shame on Beenox,shame,real shame for doing the same to Edge Of time then how come Shattered Dimensions was on PC?!seriously somebody reply me?!!

  • jak frost

    The game looks like its got potential.

  • SCMowns

    That trailer kind of sucked…. This looks like all the other spiderman games…

  • Agent Tom

    I find it interesting that Beenox fixed the biggest problem with Spidey’s costume in the ASM movie (the lack of the red line around his waist). Guess Beenox found that as annoying as I did.

  • venom42

    this is lame again to see Beenox not developing this all-new game for PC.i guess there bad at making money.OH! and by the way they will soon know the reason why Edge Of Time hadn’t made itself the best-selling game ever to make people buy it.maybe they are too lazy to put it in PC still no anouncement for it.i despise Beenox that they dont know some people just want to buy it in a cheap platform not an expensive one like PS3,Xbox360 or Nintendo Wii.i know everybody even me who waited so long for this game to be on PC are all angry towards Beenox and i dont know why are they doing this????why?why?more platforms=more cash and less platforms=angry mob