Activision has released the first image of Stan Lee in The Amazing Spider-Man, and has also shared some details about the game’s various pre-order bonuses.
The comic book legend will be available as a playable character in the game if you pre-order from Amazon. He has his own mission in the game and handles just like Spider-Man swinging his way through Manhattan.
“I’m just a living cartoon,” he told Yahoo. “I couldn’t believe it when I got the call from Activision. Then they asked would that be OK with me, would I want to do it. I shouted, ‘Of course!’ It sounded sensational.”
“This wasn’t easy for me, practising all these moves. I’m just afraid when they see me do it, that may put Spider-Man in the shadows. I hope they don’t have me looking too realistic and life-like. That would be tough for the Spider-Man fans. I swung through the city like an average guy would do, instead of giving it my usual derring-do,” Lee added.
The following pre-order bonuses will be available:
- The Rhino Challenge – 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 that gets in his way in a timed event full of speed, combo streaks, and of course, a ton of things to break!
- The Stan Lee Adventure Pack – Players will 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 help Stan 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!
- Unlock The Oscorp Search & Destroy Pack – In the The Amazing Spider-Man video game, Spider-Man has his own smartphone to help navigate around Manhattan, locate missions and challenges and fight crime. With this pre-order special, Spider-Man’s smartphone will feature two mini-games inspired by classic arcade experiences that can be played when not web-slingin’ around Manhattan.
There isn’t a Marvel fan out there that won’t appreciate taking to the streets as Stand Lee. Activision has just made fanboys everywhere very happy.