The Amazing Spider-Man 2 coming in spring

In news that will amaze only the very easily amazed, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game will release alongside the motion picture of the same name in spring. New York's friendly neighborhood webslinger will roam an expanded Manhattan as he explores an alternate take on the film's events.

The Spider-Menagerie at Beenox is at work on the series once more. Players can expect additional abilities, upgrades, and challenges, and more accountability for their actions in the open-world; the "Hero or Menace" system rewards players for taking down crooks and adds more severe consequences for letting crime go unchecked--like, y'know, your uncle getting killed.

Regular old Peter Parker will also play a greater role in the game than he did in The Amazing Spider-Man, as the young photojournalist searches for connections between the villains assailing New York City.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will hit PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in spring 2014. The first game will hit Vita on Nov. 19, 2013.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.