Marvel Entertainment and game developer Activision have announced a new Spider-Man game in the making entitled Edge of Time; and what is really cool about this one, in particular, is that the game will prominently feature everyone’s favorite wall-crawler as well as the fan-favorite Spider-Man 2099 incarnation created by Peter David and Rick Leonardi in the early 1990’s.
According to the release, the actions of each Spider-Man will directly impact the other as players take control of each throughout the game, and while you can read more on that aspect in the press release below, but perhaps the best part is the news that Peter David, himself, will be scripting the narrative for the game and the man can definitely tell a really good yarn — much more, he knows both of these characters very well.
Spider-Man is one of my favorite characters, and I’ve always liked Miguel O’Hara (Spider-Man 2099) as well, so it’s good to see him being so well represented as of late — especially when the character could have easily been relegated to little more than a memory when the 2099 Marvel comic banner folded in the late 90’s. Definitely then, here’s hoping that the game play will meet or exceed the high quality that the narrative surely has the potential to reach.
From the Press Release:
MARVEL™ AND ACTIVISION® ANNOUNCE SPIDER-MAN™: EDGE OF TIME
High-Octane, Adrenaline-Fueled Adventure Tasks Players with Saving Spider-Man This Fall
Santa Monica, CA – March 31, 2011 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Marvel Entertainment, LLC 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 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 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.
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