Following their well-received Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Activision-owned Beenox is once again putting you in the boots of the Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 to prevent the untimely death of Peter Parker himself!
Spider-Man: Edge of Time, as can be inferred from the image above (click for full-size), will bounce you back and forth between present day Spider-Man and the futuristic world of Spider-Man 2099. Marvel veteran and co-creator of Spider-Man 2099, Peter David, will craft the storyline, and the game will feature “cause-and-effect” consequences, where actions in the past timeline can directly and unexpectedly change the future.
“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: Shattered Dimensions was truly a worthwhile game, despite the camera being the sole reason you died in most boss battles. It was tightly-crafted and easy to jump into (and out of, which is important for a guy with a day job) at any time, but most importantly, it did the Web-Slinger fair justice as a character.
With the Spider-Man: Edge of Time‘s focus on present and future timelines of Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099, I admit I’ll miss the cool collectedness of the 1920s Spider-Man Noir. Still, if it the game turns out anything like its predecessor, it’ll be worth it in the end.
Spider-Man: Edge of Time is currently slated for release this fall, but no platforms have been announced.