Spider-Man: Web Of Shadows Swings Into Retailers Nationwide

October 21, 2008


The fate of New York City lies in
gamers’ hands starting today as Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) and
Marvel’s (NYSE: MVL) all new Spider-Man: Web of Shadows™ ships to retail outlets
nationwide. The enthralling action-adventure saga introduces players to a
cataclysmic Big Apple clash against an invasion of alien symbiotes that
threatens mankind itself. Rated “T” (for Teen) by the ESRB, Spider-Man: Web of
Shadows™ is available on Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system,
PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ home video game system and
Windows® PC. “E10+” (for everyone) ESRB-rated versions are also available on
Nintendo DS™, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PSP®
(PlayStation®Portable) system.

“Spider-Man: Web of Shadows delivers
the deepest combat system ever in the Spider-Man universe, whether it’s going
vertical up the side of neck-breaking skyscrapers or web-slinging into action
over them for high-altitude, high-octane aerial battles,” said Rob Kostich, vice
president, global brand management, Activision Publishing, Inc. “The team has
captured a truly captivating Spider-Man experience that combines mesmerizing
combat and riveting visual effects with a compelling and unfolding storyline
that places gamers in control of the action.”

With a story penned by acclaimed
Marvel comic book writer, Brian Reed, the title features a New York City
devastated by a deadly symbiote invasion, in which players are faced with the
choice to play the heroic web-slinger in his classic, agile red suit or the
dark, formidable black suit. Battling with or against a huge cast of
fan-favorite Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains, gamers can switch
allegiances instantly as they decide which missions will ultimately save

An all-new combat system, built from
the ground up, combining web-slinging and customizable superpowers provides
gamers the unrivaled opportunity to fight and explore in an open free-roaming
and destructible environment. In battle, Spider-Man’s speed and agility are
tested within the diverse cityscape, challenging players to master fast-moving
acrobatic combat, powerful new web-slinging moves and destructive combo attacks,
as combat seamlessly migrates from the streets, up the sides of buildings and
onto rooftops.

Developed by Shaba Games and
Treyarch, with additional development by Amaze and Aspyr, Spider-Man: Web of
Shadows is available now for $59.99 (Xbox 360, PS3), $49.99(Wii), $39.99 (PS2,
PSP) and $29.99 (PC, NDS). Fans can learn more about Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
by visiting www.seizecontrol.com