The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game trailer features an oft-ignored villain

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Jan 23, 2014

There have been a lot of Spider-Man movies, and plenty still to come. But when's this bad guy getting his day in the sun? Sooner than we thought, apparently.

Movie tie-in games have more than a bit of a bad reputation, and, in fairness, it's mostly deserved. But there have actually been a handful of solid Spider-Man games in the past, and we're hoping that the latest one that will coincide with Amazing Spider-Man 2 will beat the odds, too.

The reason we're rooting for this game in particular is the character who seems like he'll feature heavily -- Kraven the Hunter! Sure, he's second-tier by most folks' standards, but before Doc Ock killed Spider-Man and took over his life, Kraven did it first. In fact, that story, Kraven's Last Hunt, is one of the darkest and most interesting that Spider-Man ever had. So we're excited that, in spite of the fact that Kraven is in zero movies so far (and hasn't been mentioned in any upcoming features), he's still managed to show up in this game.

It's a little surprising that Kraven seems to be more a mentor than a villain here, but we'll go with it.

(via Coming Soon)

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