We knew Beenox was going to be working on Activision’s Spider-Man titles into the far future. Now we officially know what their follow-up to Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is. Activision has announced Spider-Man: Edge of Time today. The game sees Spider-Man facing one of his greatest challenges yet: saving himself. Spooky.
Much like Shattered Dimensions, Edge of Time is a timestream jumping affair featuring the present day Amazing Spider-Man and the Spider-Man of 2099 (the best part of Shattered Dimension in our opinion).
"The first Spider-Man entry by Beenox, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions was touted as one of the wall-crawler's best Spider-Man games to date from both critics and fans," said Vicharin Vadakan, Director, Global Brand Management. "Beenox is once again taking a fresh and different approach to bring a fast-paced and high-octane adventure and unexpected story to life in Spider-Man: Edge of Time."
"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 an action-adventure title being written by comic scribe Peter David (co-creator of the Spider-Man 2099 comic). The game also features new “cause and effect” gameplay that sees the actions of Spider-Man in one timeline directly effect Spider-Man in the other, and vice versa. Think of it in Back to the Future terms, it will all make sense then.
Spider-Man: Edge of Time is slated to release this coming fall. If you’re attending WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, CA, this weekend, you can get a sneak peek of the game at the Activision/Spider-Man panel on Saturday, April 2, at 4:30pm in Room 103.