New sinister look for Hobgoblin previewed by Universal Orlando for HD upgrade to Spider-Man ride

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Leading up to next week’s webcast announcement event, Universal Orlando has begun teasing out preview images surrounding the new and updated experiences that will be unveiled.

The first teaser image offers a detailed look at a new design for the Hobgoblin, one of the villains featured in The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride at Islands of Adventure (click to enlarge):

Back in May, it was announced that the Spider-Man ride would be receiving a visual upgrade this year, replacing its 3D projections with newly-rendered, 4K HD visuals. It seems the characters themselves are receiving a makeover as well. With the announcement, Universal had also released an image of Spider-Man as he’ll appear in the highly-detailed updated version of the attraction:

You can view the entire Spider-Man upgrade announcement in the video below:

Universal’s webcast announcement is scheduled to take place at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 25, 2012, next Wednesday. In addition to talking Spider-Man, they’re expected to reveal more about the upcoming Despicable Me ride as well as a new nighttime lagoon show and daytime parade.


  1. Josh

    All of the details look fantastic! I can’t wait to see how they actually look in the ride. It should be the difference between Toy Story and Toy Story 3. My only concern is that the textures for the physical scenery were designed using the same software as the original film and printed using a massive printer. Will the projected images flow as seamlessly as the original did, assuming those printed textures are left unchanged? Fingers crossed, and can’t wait!

  2. alyfan1

    It looks to me that they are going mor for the image style of the Spider-man Unlimited books. That hobgoblin looks awesome, I can’t wait to experiance this.

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