Bill Chinn from Mercenary Technology took to the EU Blog today to confirm the existance of The Amazing Spider-man on the Vita, which many of us had heard of already  but it was welcome news nonetheless.

With New York Comic Con just around the corner, I’m swinging by to let you know more about the upcoming PlayStation Vita release of The Amazing Spider-Man from Activision, a hand-held version of the original PlayStation 3 title.

For those of you new to the series, The Amazing Spider-Man takes place after the events of the movie and features a new, original story. It mixes all-out, freeform brawls and stealth-based, stalk-and-strike challenges with a fast-paced momentum that puts Spidey front and center in the action.

If you caught the game when it first swung around on PlayStation 3, you already know The Amazing Spider-Man gives you free reign over the isle of Manhattan, a bustling and beautiful open world teeming with sights to see, citizens to aid and colossal bosses to rip down.

The PS Vita release of The Amazing Spider-Man is a virtual playground in your pocket, maintaining that same spirit of the console edition while adding new energy through the Vita’s special features.

Tying it all together is the Web Rush system, slowing down time in a heartbeat and opening up a variety of superpowered combat and movement actions on-the-fly. That unparalleled sensation of soaring above New York, stringing up an unsuspecting thug with a Web Strike or somersaulting clear of an incoming attack feels even more natural now thanks to the responsive, touchscreen controls the Vita brings to Web Rush, allowing for quick and precise decisions with the tap of a finger.

Peter Parker’s smartphone plays an integral part in how you interact with the city around you, and the Vita’s unique form reinforces these elements. The pinch-and-zoom support afforded by the Vita’s multi-touch capabilities makes navigation a breeze, allowing you to effortlessly drag around the mini-map, set waypoints and track your bearings, just like you would with a real smartphone’s map app. And the Vita’s gyroscopic functionality lets you snap front-page photos by aiming the device like an actual camera, zooming in and out with a simple touch.

We’re thrilled to be able to deliver a modern Spidey experience to Vita owners. The Amazing Spider-Man comes out later this year and makes a great package for Spider-Fans on-the-move. Look out for more news soon!”

I have reached out to find out if this is just the PS3 title coming as mentioned in the quote or whether it is actually the Ultimate Addition which was listed on Best Buy recently and will let you know.

But now that we know it is real, what do you think? Excited for some Spidey action? Concerned by the look of the build? Let us know what you think.



  • fatdog21

    That cool! And i guess fr amazon was right. Now lets see if ratchet & clank comes true too lol

    • Indeed with Injustice and now this it’s 2/3 and Nexus will make the hat-trick.

      • Brian Sharon

        I broke spiderman world wide as well..first to the punch.

  • Kyle Wakeling

    Holy crap, what a surprise! I had no idea! /sarcasm (haha)

  • Lester Paredes

    Sony in general seems to have really bad luck keeping secrets. I like Spider-Man, I only got to play a tuny bit of the PS3 version and i thought it was pretty good. The last spider-Man game I fully enjoyed was Ultimate, which came out for PS2/XBox/Gamecube, though Beenox’s Shattered Dimensions was pretty cool too. I’d like to see what it looks like in motion, because still screens don’t always do a game justice. And as long as it plays like the PS3 version, with little to no framerate issues and such, I don’t mind the loss of graphic fidelity. I sure didn’t mind with Mortal Kombat.

  • darkknezz

    I just picked it up. I like it looks good, controls are a little sensitive but getting used to it. Glad i picked up. As for negatives, a little lag, skipping and jumping out of frame during first large boss battle. But i love it.