February 22, 2007 - With all the Spider-Man 3 news, previews, and interviews hitting the World Wide Web today, some might think that finding original information that hasn't already been done to death might be hard to come by. And certainly for some videogame fans, that observation might be true... but not for PlayStation 3 owners -- they're getting something a little extra thanks to the folks at Sony and Activision.
So what exactly are they getting? The PS3-exclusive "Spider-Man 3: Collector's Edition," that's what.
Scheduled for a simultaneous release with the regular version of Spider-Man 3 in early May, Spider-Man 3 Collector's Edition will add a number of bonus features not available on other platforms. Webisodes from the Spidey 3 movie, an exclusive interview with producer Avi Arad, and behind the scenes talks with Tobey Maguire, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church, James Franco, JK Simmons, and Bruce Campbell are also included. Players will even be able to access special Spider-Man 3 trailers and a couple of other undisclosed goodies.
No true believers, the best and most interesting addition to the PS3 Collector's Edition is the ability to play as a completely different character, the "New Goblin." Using a unique locomotion system that's entirely controllable with the Sixaxis gamepad, the New Goblin will be able to zip through the city streets and between skyscrapers and other buildings at super-high speeds.
Activision wouldn't elaborate much further than that, other than to say that New Goblin will have access to 10 exclusive race challenges and the ability to participate in every "Crime Event" in the city -- allowing him to use his pumpkin bombs against all three city gangs and a multitude of other plot-driven enemies.
Though we obviously have to wait awhile to learn more about the New Goblin and his unique abilities, PS3 fans can still discover plenty about the primary mechanics of Spider-Man 3 by following our list of newly-updated links located below.