Spider-Man: Edge of Time Announced for Fall 2011!


Not content to rest on the success of last year’s Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Marvel and Activision lifted the curtain on the wall-crawler’s next big adventure which will be releasing this fall. More info from Marvel.com below:

Activision and Marvel today announced “Spider-Man: Edge of Time,” where Spider-Man faces one of his greatest challenges ever–saving Spider-Man. Developed by Activision-owned studio Beenox, “Spider-Man: Edge of Time” challenges the player to take on the roles of both classic Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 to correct a timestream gone awry and prevent a catastrophic future brought on by the early and untimely death of Peter Parker.

“The first Spider-Man entry by Beenox, ‘Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions,’ was touted as one of the wall-crawler’s best games to date from both critics and fans,” said Vicharin Vadakan, Director, Global Brand Management for Activision. “Beenox is once again taking a fresh and different approach to bring a fast-paced and high-octane adventure to fans in ‘Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.'”

“At Beenox, we are constantly listening to the fans and looking for new and creative ways to innovate the gameplay experience for them,” said Dee Brown, Studio Head, Beenox.  “We want to create a totally distinct experience in ‘Spider-Man: Edge of Time‘ by working with Peter David on the story and creating this urgent, high-stakes experience where time is working against you and the fate of Spider-Man hangs in the balance.”

Spider-Man: Edge of Time” is a focused, action-packed adventure set in two connected and evolving timelines, from the contemporary times of the Amazing Spider-Man to the corrupted future world of Spider-Man 2099, against the backdrop of a rich, tightly crafted narrative by acclaimed Marvel veteran Peter David (co-creator of the comic book series SPIDER-MAN 2099). The game features all-new “cause-and-effect” gameplay, where players will see how the immediate and sometimes unexpected effects of their actions as one Spider-Man changes the timeline of the other Spider-Man. “Spider-Man: Edge of Time“is slated for release this fall.

Attendees at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, CA, can get a sneak peek and learn more about the game on the Activision/Spider-Man panel on Saturday, April 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 103. Follow the liveblog of the “Edge of Time” panel for the breaking news.

For more information on “Spider-Man: Edge of Time” tune in to the HeroHQ community on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/heroHQ and here on Marvel.com.

I think they definitely made the right choice of heroes for this game. It was certainly a unique idea to play as four different versions of the web slinger in Shattered Dimensions, but it didn’t give a lot of space to explore their unique worlds. Ultimate Spider-Man is great and all, but there’s just too much in common between him and the Amazing version; Spider-Man Noir had the most unique visual aesthetic but is too far removed from what most people are comfortable with when it comes to Spider-Man. No acrobatic in-your-face combat with zinging one-liners? Preposterous!

It’ll be interesting to see what Beenox is able to do with a more focused look at these two Spider-Men. Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 are similar in styles, which should make the game flow better but definitely have a lot of differences between them that can be played up. Should be a lot of fun to see what develops as we learn more.  Unfortunately, no actual gameplay screens have been released but at least there’s a time-frame and some teaser art for you. We’ll keep you posted as more becomes available.

Image courtesy of Marvel.com

Robert Hill-Williams
Robert Hill-Williams
Robert Hill-Williams

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The only things Rob has been doing longer than gaming are breathing, sleeping, eating, and reading. RPGs were what made him view games as an experience instead of a distraction, but these days he likes and plays every genre gaming has to offer. Outside of his usual reviews and articles on MTB, you can find Rob on the weekly Mashcast and frequenting Twitter.

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