news\ Mar 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm

The Amazing Spider-Man game introduces new villain, Iguana

Today, Beenox released a new trailer featuring a "seven foot tall, mutated reptile" known by the name of Iguana set to face off against your neighborhood friendly Spider-Man in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man video game.  Re-imagined to be more animalistic than its comic book counterpart, Iguana will be terrorizing the citizens of Manhattan in The Amazing Spider-Man which is set to be released on June 26, 2012.

Iguana first appeared in the Spectacular Spider-Man episode #32 in 1979.  But this may not be the same Iguana comic fans may be used to.

"The visual approach is less cartoony, which makes for really interesting details. He is also permanently mutated and does not return to his original form during the day," explained art director Moïse Breton. "Therefore, he must hide in the dark corners of Manhattan in his effort to survive."

"In the spirit of the film reboot, we’re taking a more realistic and grounded approach to the game, including the characters and villains. We also wanted to have a clear separation between the Lizard and Iguana.  While you can still feel the humanity behind the Lizard, Iguana is purely a genetic experiment gone wrong."

In the game, Iguana will use a scream in order to influence or mind control other creatures affected by the cross-species virus.  Similar to other cross-species in the upcoming game, particularly Rhino, Iguana's most basic motivations is survival.

In addition to the trailer and details, Beenox has release an entire background bio on Iguana.

Of all the cross-species to come out of Oscorp, only Iguana was never claimed as a creation of any of the company’s scientists. That’s because its true creator, Curt Connors himself, had no idea that one of his own former experiments would evolve to its current fearsome form.

Connors’ go-to lab animal, an iguana he referred to as “Iggy,” had weathered so many odd experiments over the past few months, it was a wonder the small reptile was still alive. Somewhere along the way, Connors had injected Iggy with a formula that appeared to have no effect at all. And it didn’t – at least not in and of itself. What this particular injection did manage, however, was to serve as a catalyst that slowly warped and mutated intended effects of other experimentations upon the animal for months to come.

Shortly after Connors became the Lizard, Iguana revealed himself within the walls of Oscorp in all his seven-foot glory. As it turns out, after gestating for months, all of the strange science going on inside Iggy’s body had come to a head in the course of a couple hours, morphing him into the remarkable being terrorizing Manhattan today.

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