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Spider-Man: New York
Developer(s) Square Enix
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii U
New Nintendo 3DS
Genre(s) Action-adventure, open world
Release Date(s)
July 1, 2016 (Wii U/NN3DS)
TBA 2017 (NX)

Spider-Man: New York is an action-adventure video game based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, and a follow-up to 2015's The Superior Spider-Man, developed by Square Enix and published by Nintendo. The game features an original storyline that takes inspiration from the 1970s and 1980s comic books. It was released on July 1, 2016 for the Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS.

An NX version of the game has been announced for a 2017 release. This version will include enhanced graphics and more side-missions.


Spider-Man: New York features a vast open world, confirmed to be several times larger than its predecessor's, with almost all of New York City now being free to explore. As with Superior, the game is mainly an action-adventure game with various stealth sections, as well as numerous side-missions in addition to the lengthy main game. Cel-shaded graphics return to mimic the look of a comic book. The game is played almost entirely from the point of view of Spider-Man, though some sections shift to Black Cat's perspective.

The main villains of the game are Hobgoblin, Scorpion, and Vulture, though various other villains appear including Jackal, Doctor Octopus, Fifth Avenue Phantom, Mysterio, and the Lizard. Upon completion of the main storyline, the Hobgoblin, Scorpion, and Vulture become playable in the open world, much like the Green Goblin in Superior; other unlockable free-roam characters include Venom and Spider-Woman, giving the game a total of 7 playable characters, each with their own powers and abilities.

As with Superior, the Wii U version of New York can be played with motion controls via Wii peripherals.


Spider-Man: New York began development as a remake of the 1994 Sega Genesis/Super NES game Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage entitled Spider-Man: Symbiosis, but this idea was scrapped early in development in favor of an original storyline with Hobgoblin and Scorpion as the antagonists due to the game's writers' desire to utilize "underrated villains" for the game.


Spider-Man: New York received critical acclaim, with most of its success focused around its vast open world and retro-inspired art style.

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