Activision Inc. wants gamers to unleash their dark side in the SPIDER-MAN 3 videogame, timed to hit retail with the highly anticipated theatrical release of Sony Pictures Ent.'s Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios' SPIDER-MAN 3. Based on the famous Marvel characters, the game allows players to experience, for the first time, Spider-Man's mysterious black-suited persona, as well as his heroic red suit and battle villains in a massive New York City playground teeming with activity.
"The SPIDER-MAN 3 videogame gives fans the chance to relive their favorite scenes from the film, as well as new storylines brought to life by movie talents Tobey Maguire, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church, James Franco and J.K. Simmons," said Rob Kostich, vp, global brand management, Activision. "Players will swing into action and choose to follow the film plot or new storylines, fight off crime waves, explore vast exterior and underground locations or battle super villains while harnessing the power of the black suit."
Set in a large, free-roaming New York City, which includes more than 20 miles of subterranean environments, SPIDER-MAN 3 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC, gives players more freedom to choose their own gameplay experience through multiple movie-based, comic-based and original storylines, fully integrated city missions and performance rewards, including improved speed, combat maneuvers and agility. Utilizing an all-new combat system, players may perform a huge variety of suit-specific attacks as they protect the city, complete challenges and defeat nemeses using expanded aerial and ground fighting, finishing moves and dynamic webbing during missions and epic boss battles, which feature the villains from the movie, as well as a host of legendary comicbook foes.
SPIDER-MAN 3 for Wii and PlayStation 2 share the overarching storyline of the movie, feature an expansive free-roaming city, incorporate their own unique red-suited and black-suited Spider-Man combat and gang warfare mechanics, and deliver two exclusive storylines featuring the notorious Marvel villains, Shriek and Morbius. Additionally, SPIDER-MAN 3 on the Wii takes full advantage of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers' capabilities, allowing players to experience SPIDER-MAN gameplay in an entirely different way.
SPIDER-MAN 3 for the Nintendo DS is set in a 3D side-scrolling world and delivers complete touchscreen handling, in which players must draw upon Spider-Man's vast array of moves, attacks and upgrades as they choose their path and embark on a wide variety of city-based missions and multiple movie-based and original story arcs. SPIDER-MAN 3 for the Nintendo DS also features local wireless multiplayer gameplay with a variety of modes enabling two-player, head-to-head challenges like Brawler, Hot Potato, Target Practice, and Combo Challenge. Gameplay differs on the Game Boy Advance platform.
Partnering with Activision and Sony Ent. on the launch of SPIDER-MAN 3, GameStop Corp. hosted the official game launch at Studio 450 in New York City on May 3, 2007, allowing celebrities and guests to be among the first to experience the next chapter of the SPIDER-MAN story through game clips, movie trailers and hands-on time with the PlayStation 3 version of the game. Video clips from the launch event can be viewed at www.gamestop.com/spiderman3webweek. Additionally, GameStop held midnight launch events on May 4, at approximately 300 of its stores in the U.S. for consumers to get their copies of SPIDER-MAN 3 timed to the midnight release of the motion picture.
SPIDER-MAN 3 (www.sm3thegame.com) is available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at the retail price of $59.99, the Wii for $49.99, the PlayStation 2 for $39.99 and the Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance and PC versions are $29.99. The console and PC platform versions have been rated "T" ("Teen" - Animated Blood, Mild Language and Violence), the Nintendo DS version has been rated "E10+" ("Everyone 10+" - Animated Violence) and the Game Boy Advance version has been rated "E10+" ("Everyone 10+" - Cartoon Violence) by the ESRB.
Headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, GameStop Corp. (www.gamestop.com/corporate) is one of the largest videogame and entertainment software retailers in the world. The company operates more than 4,700 retail stores across the U.S. and in 14 countries worldwide. The company also owns two e-commerce sites, GameStop.com and EBgames.com, and GAME INFORMER magazine, a leading multiplatform videogame publication. GameStop Corp. sells new and used videogame software, hardware and accessories for next generation videogame systems from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells PC entertainment software, related accessories and other merchandise.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision (www.activision.com) is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.47 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands and South Korea.