Ultimate Spider-Man Slings into Stores

It’s a good week for gamers who love comic-book superheroes. On the heels of their release of X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, Marvel and Activision today announced the retail launch of the eagerly awaited Ultimate Spider-Man. The new interactive title features motion graphics panels and Activision’s patented 3D Comic Inking Technology to bring the look and feel of a comic book to the gameplay.

In Ultimate Spider-Man, players are set loose to roam a massive New York City environment as they engage in an original storyline written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Mark Bagley, the creative team behind Marvel’s best-selling Ultimate Spider-Man series. Developed by Treyarch, the title lets gamers play both superhero and super villain as Spidey takes on his most formidable foe, Venom.

The game boasts a wide variety of demanding missions, diverse gameplay and a new combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of Marvel characters ever assembled in a Spider-Man title.

Ultimate Spider-Man is rated “T” (Teen) for language and violence. The game is available for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube for a suggested retail price of $49.99. A PC/CD-ROM version, developed by Beenox Studio, is also available for $29.99. Handheld gamers can pick it up for the Nintendo DS for $39.99 and Game Boy Advance for $29.99. Both handheld versions, developed by Vicarious Visions, are rated “E10+” (Everyone 10+).