Sit with me a while and remember how awesome Spiderman 2 on the PlayStation 2 was. Close your eyes for a moment and remember the exhilaration you felt as your little red-and-blue dude swept through the city streets. It was good, that, wasn’t it?
Well now one of the guys directly responsible for the mild feeling of disappointment you’ve felt with every Spiderman game since then (he made the swinging mechanics on Spiderman 2) is returning to the thing he’s most proud of: swinging about.
Jaime Fristrom is now an independent developer and last year, he launched a Kickstarter campaign to get a new game off the ground and swinging around. It’s called Energy Hook and it looks like it might just be the first thing since Spiderman 2 to feel as awesome about swinging as Spiderman 2.
Jaime has taken to the US PS Blog to let us know that his game, which he vowed to make even if his Kickstarter only raised $1, is on its way to PlayStation 4 and Vita. He describes it as a mix of Spiderman 2 (with the swinging) and SSX (because you get points for stylishly executing mid-air tricks). There’s rooftop running, wallrunning, mid air hijinks and you’ll have gravity beams, gravity boots and a jetpack. What more could you want? Nothing, that’s what, and if you do want more then you’re just being greedy.
Energy Hook looks a bit good, hopefully we’ll get to see some video soon.