Activision and developer Beenox today revealed new information about their upcoming Spider-Man game, entitled Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
. The game will let you play as ol' Spidey through four distinctly different universes across Marvel lore, two of which have been announced: The Amazing Spider-Man
and Spider-Man Noir
The game looks set to take a novel approach to comic book adaptions in that respect, hopefully creating a varied tone across the four worlds and unique versions of Spider-Man - which makes sense judging from the wildly varying Marvel history and the huge number of different incarnations characters like Peter Parker have appeared as in the vast number of comics and series.
As Spider-Man, players will experience a wide variety of gameplay and dramatic environments. The Amazing Spider-Man experience delivers innovative web combat and visuals in a world that pays tribute to the classic era of the legendary Super Hero. In contrast, Spider-Man Noir features a cunning and covert depiction of Spider-Man, who utilizes shadows to perform stealth takedowns in a 1930's-influenced, black-and-white cinematic environment.
"Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions delivers an original storyline that bridges four unique worlds," said Rob Kostich, Head of Marketing, Activision Publishing, Inc. "Each action-packed universe will have its own detailed art design and thrilling missions, challenging gamers to use new skill sets to defeat enemies as they unlock powerful new moves and progress through the game."
Penned by acclaimed Marvel comic book writer Dan Slott, the story takes players on a mission to capture the magical energy of the Tablet of Order and Chaos, which has been shattered and scattered across parallel universes. Gamers are challenged to battle fan-favorite villains such as the lethal Kraven and a custom, never-before-seen Noir version of Hammerhead, in a quest to restore the fabric of reality.
It definitely sounds like a game made by (and for) fans of the comic books, much like Rocksteady's labour of love Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360)
last year. Let's hope that Beenox try and copy that same level of insane attention to detail and lovingly-crafted worlds, characters and hordes of hidden references. With a lore as expansive as Spider-Man's, there is definitely a huge amount of backlog to delve through - as these four completely different universes will no doubt show.
Also released was a trailer for the game, viewable via the external link below. The video shows off the two aforementioned worlds, and how the gameplay and art style in each world will compare. Click below to view it for yourself.
I for one am pretty excited for a new Spider-Man game. I'm not even a comic book fan, but honestly, which character would lend itself to a video game better than the iconic wall-crawler? And who can genuinely say that they wouldn't enjoy a huge open world in which they could web-swing through to their heart's content? I'm seeing a lot
of potential for this game!Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
is currently set for release worldwide this September.