The great gaming gods often dictate that licensed titles must suck, but they benevolently made an exception with the amazing Spider-Man 2 on the PlayStation 2. Published by Activision in order to tie-in with the Tobey Maguire movie, the sandbox swing-‘em-up was a real breath of fresh air, allowing you to explore Manhattan as the planet’s most prominent wise-cracking arachnid, beating up crooks along the way.
In the years since, there have been many attempts to recapture the magic of the abovementioned game, but almost all of them have come up short. Perhaps that’s because Jamie Fristrom left the firm to do his own thing. Now the founder of indie outfit Happion Labs, the developer’s swinging back into the big time with Energy Hook for the PlayStation 4 and Vita – a three-dimensional platformer that aims to combine Bionic Commando with SSX.
The title will see you tethering your body to semi cel-shaded environments, running up walls, and performing mid-air tricks in order to rack up enormous scores. Equipped with futuristic gravity boots and jet-packs, you’ll be able to really go mad as you dash between brightly lit buildings executing anti-gravity pirouettes. There’s no footage of the PlayStation versions just yet, but you can peruse some videos of the PC edition on YouTube. Are you eager to grab this when it deploys later this year? Hook us up in the comments section below.