New X-Men & Spider-Man Games Arrive in Stores
"Marvel is very excited at the launch of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN," said Kirshen. "With Treyarch's expertise working on SPIDER-MAN games for more than five years, the amazing new look that their 3D inking technology gives to this title, coupled with the hands on involvement of Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mark Bagley, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN takes the SPIDER-MAN game franchise to a whole new level."
Fans can pick up where the comicbooks left off, in an all-new story exclusive to the game penned by Brian Michael Bendis, the comicbook's co-creator and writer, with character illustrations by comicbook pencil artist, Mark Bagley. As the young Spider-Man, gamers play using Spider-Man's fluid, acrobatic moves to triumph over evil or play as his menacing nemesis, Venom, using brute force to destroy everything in their path. The game contains a variety of missions, diverse gameplay and a new combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of interactive characters from the Marvel universe ever assembled in a SPIDER-MAN game.
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN was developed for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube by Treyarch, for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS by Vicarious Visions and for the PC by Beenox Studio. Brady Games' ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN OFFICIAL STRATEGY GUIDE is available at electronics, book and software retailers nationwide, and online at bradygames.com.
With a library of more than 5,000 characters, Marvel Ent. Inc. formerly known as Marvel Enterprises Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvel's operations are focused on utilizing its character franchises in licensing, entertainment, publishing and toys. Areas of emphasis include feature films, DVD/home video, consumer products, videogames, action figures and role-playing toys, television and promotions. Rooted in the creative success of more than 60 years of comicbook publishing, Marvel's strategy is to leverage its character franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.4 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. The company maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain and the Netherlands. More information can be found at www.activision.com.