Side by side video comparison between the new Amazing Spider-Man trailer and Mirror's Edge

Like everybody else on the internet, we couldn't help but notice the similarities between the brand-new trailer for the Amazing Spider-Man reboot and EA's free-running game, Mirror's Edge. The reason for this is because it's a bloody rip-off of Faith's antics, as the video below proves. But the homage demonstrated for Marvel's web-slinging hero has us all needlessly excited about the possibility of a Spider-Man game done this way.

The mash-up is highly unlikely to spawn a new Spidey game in FPS (First Person Slinger) but it did make us wonder, which other comic book stars would suit which type of game genre? Superman in a kart racer perhaps? Who wouldn't want Super-Manio Kart, eh? Hello? Oh. And that's the best we've got but we're sure there are more that you brainy lot will be able to recommend in the comments below.


July 21, 2011  


  • Yeager1122 - July 22, 2011 2:58 a.m.

    Ill agree they do look a bit similar but obviously not the same especially since spidey webslings.
  • Jdub9064 - July 22, 2011 12:20 a.m.

    screw a spiderman game like this, I want ME2!
  • EnigmaSpirit - July 21, 2011 11:54 p.m.

    Mirrors Edge 2 please.
  • Robx - July 21, 2011 9:34 p.m.

    @sirdilznik hahahaha I see what you did there. FINAL COMBAT, MEET THE ROCKET!
  • ensabahnur - July 21, 2011 8:17 p.m.

    I thought the same things when i viewed the spiderman trailer yesterday.
  • Sinosaur - July 21, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    Doctor Doom should have an adventure game where all of Latveria has the day off and is out on holiday and he needs to figure out how to get a cup of a coffee. ...At some point in time this will lead to him going to New York and assaulting the Fantastic Four.
  • jackthemenace - July 21, 2011 6:54 p.m.

    Sorry everyone, didn't realise this was a movie trailer. >shameface<
  • therawski - July 21, 2011 6:27 p.m.

    I personally would prefer a new Mirror's Edge because Spiderman games have almost always sucked, almost anything with a movie license has sucked. The only exception I can think of is Batman: Arkham Asylum. I think of James Bond when I think of Batman. I don't really think of Spiderman, except that cartoon that theswitcher made hilarious.
  • MeanwhileGuy - July 21, 2011 5:22 p.m.

    Also, I agree with a few posts above me, an actual Spider-Man game in this style would be fantastic, certainly better than the sludge they're shovelling out these days, like Edge of Time and Shattered Dimensions.
  • MeanwhileGuy - July 21, 2011 5:21 p.m.

    I wish people would just shut the hell up about this entire thing. It's entirely possible for a similar idea to exist in two separate places, namely, first person acrobatics. Mirror's Edge, while being a decent game, does not hold a monopoly on ideas like The Amazing Spider-Man trailer. I for one applaud the trailer for trying something different, sure, the CGI isn't brilliant, but there's a whole year to work on that, and I'm willing to bet that it won't even be in the finished movie. In summary: two different things have similarities. Big deal, shut up and sit down.
  • 8bitBaby - July 21, 2011 4:11 p.m.

    hunh. wouldja lookit that. @jackthemenace WHOT?! WHO ARE YOU?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR BRAIN?!
  • Acerlux - July 21, 2011 2:45 p.m.

    Ack, watching that made me want to play Mirror's Edge again. I know what I'm doing this weekend.
  • TheHungryLemur - July 21, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    Wow... if this is a resemblance to the gameplay, count me in! I loved Mirror's Edge so if this IS just going to be ME with a spidey-outfit, I won't care XD
  • Bantha_Fodder - July 21, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    it'd be cool to see a FP Spidey game, but it'd never be done with a movie license. it's all about the brand, SEE THIS MOVIE. they're gonna give Spidey as much time in the spotlight as possible. I could maybe see an extra mode or something, but the default game will def be third person
  • meyamokevin - July 21, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    Of course it looks ripped off, especially if you go out of your way to find specific segments of Mirror's Edge and cut&paste them together to look identical to the Spidey trailer. Mirror's Edge was definitely the first thing I thought of when I saw the trailer but I don't think the Spidey people intentionally ripped it off like GR is suggesting.
  • JKami - July 21, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    Its always nice too see something new aint it?
  • 435 - July 21, 2011 2:02 p.m.

    ::slow clap::
  • rabidpotatochip - July 21, 2011 1:57 p.m.

    GR, I think you're missing a really obvious one here: instead of a new Spidey game, Faith should shoot webs in ME2! recaptcha: Methyl ioncooled... Sounds chilly and delicious. (I think we've moved into a science text)
  • bamb0o-stick - July 21, 2011 1:52 p.m.

    @Jackthemenace: The new Spider-Man trailer got posted yesterday, so I'm going to assume you're just ignorant on where this footage came from. Go watch the trailer, and hopefully you'll feel as unenthusiastic as my friends and I are about this new movie. It just a recycled Spider-man movie with the same origin story, but now with parkour thrown into it.
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - July 21, 2011 1:42 p.m.

    Heavy emphasis on Dr. Connors in this trailer. You know what that means? The Lizard is the baddie for this film! Woot. Also, I'm pretty sure the first person segments were only for the teaser. Also, Emma freakin Stone. yes

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