Activision announced today that The Amazing Spider-Man would be making its way today to the digital storefronts for XBox Live, the PlayStation Network and Steam for digital release. The XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game will be sold for $59.99, while the PC version will be going for $49.99. As much as we loved the game (check out our review here), at this point it may be smarter to bargain hunt as many stores have likely reduced the price on the boxed copies of the game.
What does excite us though more than the announcement of these games going to digital release (because let’s face it, every game that is worth anything does it eventually) is the announcement of four DLC packs for The Amazing Spiderman that go live today too. There are going to be four separate DLC packs going up today for roughly $3.00 each as well as a bundle of all four at a discounted $10.00 price.
Most exciting about these Packs (all detailed below) is that they aren’t just new missions for Spider-Man. They instead give new characters to play as in addition to new methods of gameplay. In the Rhino Challenge Pack, players will be running through Manhattan breaking everything in sight. The Oscorp Search & Destroy Pack allows players to play smart phone games resembling classic titles like Space Invaders.
The Lizard Rampage Pack lets players take the role of Spider-Man’s main antagonist from the film as he tries to stop an attack from Oscorp as well as an alternate costume for Spidey. Finally, the Stan Lee Adventure Pack is a formal release of the content originally only available to people who had preordered the game.
Take a look at the full descriptions of the content after the jump as well as some of the screens. The Amazing Spider-Man and all of this DLC is available today on XBox Live, PlayStation Network and Steam.
Rhino Challenge Pack – Take control of the massive, genetically engineered villain Rhino and rampage around Manhattan in an exclusive gameplay challenge of pure destruction! As Rhino, players will be able to unleash his formidable powers to destroy anything and everything in his path in a timed event full of speed, combo streaks, and of course, a ton of things to break! Downloadable on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 240 Microsoft Points, from the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3 system and on Steam for $2.99. Available in North America and Europe.
Oscorp Search & Destroy Pack – In The Amazing Spider-Man video game, Spider-Man has his own smart phone to help navigate around Manhattan, locate missions and challenges and fight crime. With this pack, Spider-Man’s smart phone will feature two mini-games inspired by classic arcade fun. Downloadable on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 240 Microsoft Points, from the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3 system and on Steam for $2.99. Available in North America and Europe.
Lizard Rampage Pack – The notorious Lizard is on the loose again in Manhattan! Take on the role of Dr. Connors’ terrifying alter ego in a race against time. Go berserk through the streets using his devastating stomp attack and tail swipe to defeat Oscorp guards and earn mega points. Use his boost jump to bound great distances over the city. Destroy blast towers to buy yourself more time and delay Oscorp from releasing their cross-species containment blast across the city! This pack also includes the exclusive Vigilante Spider-Man Suit from the feature film, the suit Peter Parker dons to fight crime before developing his famous costume. Downloadable on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 320 Microsoft Points, from the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3 system and on Steam for $3.99. Available in North America today and will be available later in the year in Europe.
Stan Lee Adventure Pack – For the first time ever, fans will be able to play as…STAN…(wait for it)…LEE himself in The Amazing Spider-Man video game. Players take on the role of Stan “The Man” Lee in his own special mission across Manhattan, borrowing abilities from his old pal Spider-Man as they collect pages of his latest script in a spectacular race around Manhattan. Stan’s mission is punctuated with his witty banter that fans have come to know and love, and a special surprise waits for them at the end of the mission – after all, this year is Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary! Downloadable on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 320 Microsoft Points, from the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3 system and on Steam for $3.99. Available in North America and Europe.
The Amazing Spider-Man Bundle Pack – Finally, for the ultimate Spider-Man fan, all four content packs can be purchased together, available through the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3 system and on Steam for $9.99. Available in North America today, and available in Europe later this year.