And guess what? It’s not Venom, Carnage, Ben Reilly, or any other character from the Spider-Man universe. It’s Stan Lee. No, I am not kidding.
“Players can take on the role of Stan ‘The Man’ Lee during his own special mission throughout Manhattan,” reported Yahoo! Movies today, “while traversing New York City in the game world, players will be accompanied by Lee’s famous witty banter.” Stan Lee expressed enthusiasm about being contacted to perform motion capture and voice-over work for the role, stating, “I couldn’t believe it when I got the call from Activision…it sounded sensational.”
Lee also commented on his personal fondness of Activision and their work and hinted at possible cameos in future Marvel games. “I think Spider-Man is the best start I could have made,” he said. Surprisingly, even though Lee has been involved in the production of the game, Activision purposely remained silent regarding the plot and story details in order to ‘surprise him.’
Stan Lee’s character and mission will be available only to those who pre-order the game through Amazon. The Amazing Spider-Man is an original story based off the upcoming movie of the same name; the game will be available on June 26th, 2012 in North America and June 29th, 2012 in Europe.
Check out the image of Stan Lee in his newfound webslinging glory below.