To follow up on last year’s rock solid Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Marvel Entertainment and Activision Publishing have together announced a new game in the Spider-Man franchise going by the name of Spider-Man: Edge of Time.
This time, our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man will apparently be faced with his most daunting task ever: Saving Spider-Man!
Spider-Man: Edge of Time is said to be a “focused, action-packed adventure” and is set in two “connected and evolving timelines,” taking place in both current and contemporary times of the Amazing Spider-Man, as well as the future world of Spider-Man 2099, allowing you to take control of both of these versions of the web-swinger in order to “correct a timestream gone awry and prevent a catastrophic future brought on by the early and untimely death of Peter Parker.”
The story of Spider-Man: Edge of Time is being “tightly crafted” by Marvel veteran Peter David (co-creator of Spider-Man 2099, the comic book), while the game itself will feature something called “cause-and-effect gameplay,” where Activision hopes to provide players with glimpses at the “sometimes unexpected effects of their actions as one Spider-Man changes the timeline of the other Spider-Man.”
Currently in development at the Activision-owned Beenox Studios (which developed Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions), Spider-Man: Edge of Time is scheduled for release later this year (in the ‘Fall.’)
Director, Global Brand Management at Activision, Vicharin Vadakan, said of Spider-Man: Edge of Time:
“The first Spider-Man entry by Beenox, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimension was touted as one of the best Spider-Man games to date from both critics and fans. Beenox is once again taking a fresh and different approach to bring a high-octane adventure and unexpected story to life in Spider-Man: Edge of Time.”
Going to WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco this year? You’ll be able to catch a peek at Spider-Man: Edge of Time at the event in a special panel on the game on April 2nd (4:30 p.m. in Room 103).