Next summer's The Amazing Spider-Man movie will serve as a complete reboot for the franchise. Gone are director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire, replaced by Mark Webb and Andrew Garfield, respectively. The series' gaming tie-ins are receiving a similar overhaul, as Activision has turned over development duties on the webbed wonder's movie-based games (most recently handled by current Call of Duty developer Treyarch) to Quebec City-based Beenox.
According to Kotaku, Activision debuted a teaser trailer for the Beenox game at the New York Comic-Con today. Beenox creative director Gerald Lehinay reportedly confirmed the game has been in development at the studio for more than a year already, and the team has focused on making webswinging through New York City a major part of the series once again. He added that the game will tie into the movie but feature its own story, and he teased a new feature intended for the player "to feel like Spider-Man." The trailer gave a summer 2012 release date for the game. The movie is set to hit theaters July 3.
Beenox is no stranger to Marvel's iconic superhero. The studio began working with the wallcrawler for the 2005 PC port of Ultimate Spider-Man and took over primary development duties for the comic-based games with last year's Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.
For more on the studio's recent history with the wallcrawler, check out GameSpot's review of Beenox's Spider-Man: Edge of Time, which launched earlier this month.Watch the video