Ultimate Spider-Man

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Treyarch

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'Ultimate Spider-Man' (ALL) Slings Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT

Take on the role of the world's most famous Super Hero, Marvel's Spider-Man, and one of his most menacing nemeses, Venom, in an original storyline written and illustrated by the creative team behind the best-selling "Ultimate Spider-Man" comic book series.

Set in a massive free roaming New York City environment, console gamers are propelled into a virtual comic book world through interactive motion graphics panels and 3D Comic Inking Technology(TM) that bring to life an original storyline written and illustrated by the creative team behind Marvel's best-selling "Ultimate Spider-Man" series.

"Using Treyarch's amazing technological and artistic capabilities, Ultimate Spider-Man lets gamers play both sides, as Super Hero and Super Villain, in an authentic living, breathing comic book universe," said Will Kassoy, vice president of global brand management, Activision, Inc. "With an original story, gigantic cast of characters and truly unique visual presentation, Ultimate Spider-Man is poised to be the most immersive Spider-Man video game experience to date."

"Marvel is very excited at the launch of Ultimate Spider-Man," said Ames Kirshen, vice president of interactive, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. "With Treyarch's expertise working on Spider-Man games for over 5 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."

Pick up where the comic books left off, in an all-new story exclusive to the game penned by Brian Michael Bendis, the comic book's co-creator and writer, with character illustrations by comic book 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. With a huge variety of demanding 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 delivers the most in-depth Spider-Man adventure yet.

Ultimate Spider-Man has been rated "T" (Teen -- with language and violence) by the ESRB, and is available for the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube (Treyarch) a a suggested retail price of $49.99, while the PC version (Beenox) will cost you $29.99, the Nintendo DS (Vicarious Visions) at $39.99, while the Game Boy Advance (Vicarious Visions) will clock in at $29.99.

Brady Games' Ultimate Spider-Man Official Strategy Guide is available at electronics, book, and software retailers nationwide, and online at bradygames.com.

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