Spiderman 2 Game Postponed
Activision, Inc. postponed the September 18, 2001 release of SPIDER-MAN 2 ENTER: ELECTRO for the PlayStation game console, which is set in New York City. While the environments in the game were not designed to depict specific buildings, the climax of the game takes place atop a skyscraper that loosely resembles the World Trade Center. Because of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 that destroyed the buildings, the company decided to alter the game slightly. The announcement was made by Ron Doornink, president and COO, of Activision, Inc. "Out of respect for the victims, their families and our fellow citizens, we will be postponing the launch and making minor changes to the game," stated Doornink. "While the buildings in SPIDER-MAN 2 ENTER: ELECTRO act only as a background environment and do not explode or collapse, Activision is being extremely cautious about any images in our game that might be mistaken for the Twin Towers. We expect to ship the game well in time for this holiday season. Additionally, the delay of the game will have no material impact on our business." A new release date for SPIDER-MAN 2 ENTER: ELECTRO has not yet been scheduled. In related Spidey news, the posters and trailers for the upcoming feature film SPIDERMAN have already been pulled for featuring images of the World Trade Center.