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Wrap Yourself Up in The Amazing Spider-Man on Vita

Posted by Sammy Barker


You said that you wanted more retail releases on the PlayStation Vita, so it looks like you’re going to have to make do with overdue ports. Activision’s so-so movie tie-in The Amazing Spider-Man is the latest PlayStation 3 release to get the portable treatment, with the bustling streets of Manhattan being squeezed onto Sony’s pocket sized system.

In addition to replicating all of the content from the original release – including the headline Web Rush mechanic, which allows you to zip around the world faster than an insect flicked with a firm finger – the re-release will also take advantage of some of the handheld’s snazzier functions. For example, you’ll be able to navigate Peter Parker’s smartphone using the system’s touchscreen, as well as target shots for the Daily Bugle using the device’s gyroscope.

The game’s set to sling onto Sony’s machine on 19th November in North America, with more details due to be announced in the coming weeks. It’s going to be interesting to see how the console copes with some of the title’s bigger set-pieces, as there are some technologically intensive sequences in the full game. Is your spider sense tingling over the prospect of this port? Swing by in the comments section to share your thoughts.


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User Comments (13)



get2sammyb said:

@ferrers405 Yeah, it looks a bit rough. I'm not surprised, though - this must be a tough game to cram onto Vita. Like I said in the article, I'll be interested to see how some of the boss fights hold up.



Sanquine said:

@get2sammyb It looks ugly... Activision never learns do they? Gameplay is king but everyone wants to see some eye candy once in a while:)



get2sammyb said:

@Sanquine I agree, but this game pushed the PS3 - it must be difficult to convert it to platform it wasn't originally intended for. I think we're going to see a similar thing with Borderlands unfortunately.



Sanquine said:

@get2sammyb If this happens with borderlands... I dont know if i will be buying it then.. Maybe to support sony for porting but that's all.



belmont said:

I may get this if it is reasonably priced since Spidey is one of my favourite comic heroes. If it had the dlc like the Wii U version I may get it anyway.

Too bad marvel trolls us with the superior spider man saga this year.



divinelite said:

Polygon said it's 39.9$.
Definitely day one for me, just hope it's not laggy. I love every title of open world granted not retro stylr



Madd_Hatter401 said:

I have no idea what this game looks like on the PS3.,I will be buying this game seeing I need vita titles.. this one didn't interest me on the PS3 so I am going in with minimal expectations graphic wise and hoping for solid gameplay.



Bliquid said:

Too bad the movie sucked.
Sorry, i'm Sam Raimi's [email protected]

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