Published on March 31st, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey
Marvel and Activision Announce Spider-Man: Edge of Time
Marvel and Activision have announced today the existence of Spider-Man: Edge of Time developed by Beenox. Edge of Time will give players the chance to play two major Spider-Man heroes: the classic Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099. Their goal is to correct a damaged timeline to prevent a catastrophic future which began with the untimely demise 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.”
The game’s story is written by Peter David, the author behind the Spider-Man 2099 comic series. Edge of Time is set among two adventures, one in the present with the classic Spider-Man and the other in the far future with Spider-Man 2099.
The game has an impressive feature called “cause-and-effect” gameplay where each Spider-Man has the ability to alter the other’s timeline.
The game is slated for release this fall.
Just one more for the pile.
On a final note, San Francisco WonderCon 2011 attendees can get a sneak peak of the game on the Activision/Spider-Man panel Saturday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 103.
For more info check out the game’s HeroHQ community Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/heroHQ.