A brand new Spider-Man game that promises to recapture the magic of 2005's Spider-Man 2 has been revealed by Activision.
Harking back to one of Marvel's classic Spider-Man IPs, The Amazing Spider-Man will be released alongside the new movie in 2012.
However, while the combination of Spidey and a Hollywood film is often a recipe for a digital disaster, the publisher's treatment of this new game gives plenty of scope for optimism.
Amazing Spider-Man will return to the foundations laid by 2005's Spider-Man 2, which broke new ground in the open-world superhero genre.
It is being developed by Beenox but, interestingly, a dedicated team is said to be have working on this title independently of other releases. The promise is a far higher quality title than we've seen in recent years, with innovations being touted both in the way in which Spidey traverses the city and mid-air combat.
Its narrative will also not be tied to that of Marvel's new movie.
The web-crawler's latest video game outing, Spider-Man: Edge of Time debuted in the UK charts in 39th this week.