|Poster of Scorpion from "The Amazing Spider-Man" video game|
There are only three weeks left until "The Amazing Spider-Man" video game swings onto shelves on June 26, so we're giving you the first glimpse at Scorpion, the latest classic Spidey villain to receive a redesign exclusively for this game!
Check out the latest trailer below, which debuted earlier at E3 in Los Angeles, CA. Then, scroll down a little further to learn more about Scorpion and take a look at our full screenshot gallery too, including images of the wretched villain himself and Spidey!
"The Amazing Spider-Man" Video Game: Scorpion Bio
Of all the cross-species facing off against Spider-Man, none features a more cold, menacing appearance than Scorpion -- and for good reason. Normally reserving his genius toward his specialty in nuclear science, Oscorp physicist Dr. Otto Octavius dug into Curt Connors' research as quickly as it became available to him. Not satisfied with simply infusing human DNA into a highly venomous black fat-tailed scorpion, Octavius also threw in a touch of a mysterious, organic "black goo" of unknown origin, which Oscorp had recently retrieved from one of the company's fallen satellites in secret. The result was Scorpion, an experiment Octavius would affectionately refer to as "MAC" (as in, "my astonishing creation"--he thought it was clever, anyway...).
|Scorpion from "The Amazing Spider-Man" video game|
Octavius was particularly pleased with one unexpected side effect of the "extra element" he added: No other cross-species derived outside of a human subject possesses anywhere near the intellect of Scorpion. A quick glance at his stoic face reveals his instinctively cunning nature, which in turn has prompted Scorpion to concentrate closely on--even learn, to a certain degree--human speech patterns. Though he currently "speaks" in unintelligible squeals, it seems only a matter of time before the humanity within him surfaces fully, including at least some degree of intelligent communication with (likely soon-to-be-dead) humans.
Note: This bio is intended only as back story. Neither Dr. Otto Octavius nor the "black goo" appear in the film The Amazing Spider-Man or its video game.