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14/09/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin

Buy Spider-Man in the USA - or Buy Spider-Man in the UK

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Palyers can now take on the role of Marvel's Spider-Man and his arch-nemesis Venom with the release of Activision's newest entry in the Spider-Man video game franchise - Ultimate Spider-Man.

Set in a free roaming New York City environment, console gamers are propelled into a virtual comic book world through motion graphics panels and 3D Comic Inking Technology that bring to life an original storyline written and illustrated by the creative team behind Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man series.

"Using Treyarch's amazing technological and artistic capabilities, Ultimate Spider-Man lets gamers play both sides, as Super Hero and Super Villain, in an authentic living, breathing comic book universe," said Will Kassoy, vice president of global brand management, Activision, Inc. "With an original story, gigantic cast of characters and truly visual presentation, Ultimate Spider-Man is poised to be the most immersive Spider-Man video game experience to date."

"Marvel is very excited at the launch of Ultimate Spider-Man," said Ames Kirshen, vice president of interactive, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. "With Treyarch's expertise working on Spider-Man games for 5 years, the amazing new look that their 3D Inking technology gives to this title, coupled with the hands on involvement of Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mark Bagley, Ultimate Spider-Man takes the Spider-Man game franchise to a whole new level."

Pick up where the comic books left off, in a story penned by Brian Michael Bendis, the comic book's co-creator and writer, with character illustrations by comic book pencil artist, Mark Bagley. As the young Spider-Man, gamers play using Spider-Man's fluid, acrobatic moves to triumph evil or play as his nemesis, Venom, using brute force to destroy everything in their path.

Ultimate Spider-Man was developed for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube by Treyarch, for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS by Vicarious Visions and for the PC by Beenox Studio. Brady Games' Ultimate Spider-Man Official Strategy Guide is available at electronics, book, and software retailers nationwide, and online at bradygames.com.

Ultimate Spider-Man is available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, and the Nintendo GameCube for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and has been rated "T" (Teen - with language and violence) by the ESRB.

The PC/CD-ROM version of Ultimate Spider-Man is now available for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and has been rated "T" (Teen - with language and violence) by the ESRB. The Nintendo DS version of Ultimate Spider-Man is now available for a suggested retail price of $39.99 and is rated "E10+" (Everyone 10+ - with cartoon violence) by the ESRB. The Game Boy Advance version of Ultimate Spider-Man is now available for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and has been rated "E10+" ("Everyone 10+ - with cartoon violence") by the ESRB.

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