A New Enemy Enters the Arena of The Amazing Spider-Man – The Iguana

by on March 14, 2012

A New Enemy Enters the Arena of The Amazing Spider-Man - The IguanaNope, doesn’t sound too scary at all does it? When you get to know the character, get to see him and, eventually, get to experience what he’s capable of I’m sure you’ll feel much different. Iguana, known affectionately by one of Oscorp’s scientists as Iggy before his monstrous transformation, survived so many experiments with no effect that he slipped under the radar. However, unbeknown to the scientists at Oscorp, Iggy also survived one crucial injection that reacted with the other experiments performed on him and turned him into a seven foot monster.

Now stalking the Manhattan streets, Iguana could be one of Spider-Man’s toughest adversaries yet, emphasis on the “could be” though, you can be as tall as you want when you can “spin a web, any size” like our sensational web-head.

Take a look at the trailer featuring the newest entry into the fold for the upcoming Beenox and Activision game, The Amazing Spider-Man.

Still unsure as to who exactly the Iguana is when it comes to Spider-Man canon? Check out this short interview with The Amazing Spider-Man’s Art Director over at Beenox, Moïse Breton.

How is Iguana different in the video game than the comic books?

In The Amazing Spider-Man videogame, Iguana has been re-imagined to be more animalistic than its comic book counterpart. The visual approach is less cartoony, which makes for really interesting details. He is also permanently mutated and does not return to his original form during the day. Therefore, he must hide in the dark corners of Manhattan in his effort to survive.

Why did you decide to go with a different version of the character?

In the spirit of the film reboot, we’re taking a more realistic and grounded approach to the game, including the characters and villains. We also wanted to have a clear separation between the Lizard and Iguana. While you can still feel the humanity behind the Lizard, Iguana is purely a genetic experiment gone wrong.

What more can you tell us about Iguana?

In the game, Iguana uses his scream in order to influence or mind control other creatures affected by the cross-species virus. That makes him unique among the other villains in the game, and Spidey will have to tap into his creativity to figure out how to defeat Iguana.

What are Iguana’s motivations?

One of the most basic motivations of all: survival. Like the other cross-species in the game, he has escaped from Oscorp and is being hunted down. Besides, everybody knows that crocodiles and iguanas and such live in Manhattan’s sewer system, right?

What is new and exciting about this version of Iguana?

His re-imagined appearance: he looks great and fierce with broken restraints still clamped on his arms and legs and very detailed scaly skin. He also has the ability to control cross-species around him in which makes for an interesting encounter…

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So, are you looking forward to The Amazing Spider-Man video game? Or are you more looking forward to the film of the same name? Let us know in the comments below.