Last year's Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions was a good game, and we're hoping the next Spidey effort from Beenox will be even more entertaining.
Today, Activision and Marvel Entertainment, LLC have announced Spider-Man: Edge of Time , currently in development at the aforementioned studio and slated to arrive this fall.
No specific platforms were announced (strange), but we assume it'll hit the major consoles. Once again, players will step into two separate roles; although there are only two Spider-Mans this time instead of four, as Edge of Time boasts the Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099. You must "correct a timestream gone awry and prevent a catastrophic future brought on by the early and untimely death of Peter Parker." That's right…you gotta save yourself. Said Beenox Studio Head Dee Brown:
"At Beenox, we are constantly listening to the fans and looking for new and creative ways to innovate the gameplay experience for them. 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."
The game will also boast a new "cause-and-effect" feature, "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." …man, what are they doing? Going all Heavy Rain in the comic book world? Well, this generation is all about choice and freedom, right? It could work out really well.
Stay tuned for early media and assets.
Related Game(s): Spider-Man: Edge of Time