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The new Spider-Man game, Edge of Time, from the makers of last year’s Shattered Dimensions, has got a trailer and some early screenshots that show what it’s going to be like to play the game. I’ve got to say that although the game’s design and superpowers appear awfully similar to what was featured inÂ Shattered Dimensions, there’s some very provocative new stuff in there, particularly in the screenshots.
One shot shows a boss facing down against multiple copies of Amazing Spider-Man, in what one assumes must be some kind of power centered around control of time. A few other shots feature Amazing Spidey interacting directly with his successor — Spider-Man 2099, the game’s other playable character — through some kind of window through time. It actually looks as though while Spider-Man 2099 is facing off against a giant robot, that Amazing Spider-Man, some ninety years prior is interacting with that same robot to impact the fight happening all those years later.
Another shot shows off a new power of Amazing Spidey’s, where he shoots out a pair of huge, horizontal, tornado-like web attacks. (Wouldn’t that use up all of his web fluid?) You’ll see Spider-Man 2099 on another of his free-fall attacks through some kind of futuristic factory, and more. I’m intrigued by what I’m seeing, and eager to see more. How about you?
When time goes all wonky and Peter Parker ends up dead, who you gonna call?
As it turns out, it’s Spider-Man to the rescue. Of… himself. Hm.
Well, two different Spider-Men come to his aid, actually: “classic” Amazing Spider-Man and futuristic Spider-Man 2099. Spider-Man: Edge of Time is Activision’s next Spidey game, and it puts you in the shoes of these two different superheroes in two different times, both trying to save Peter Parker’s life and prevent a catastrophic future (which is somehow connected to Peter’s death). Confused yet?
Don’t be. Activision‘s last game, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, put you in the spider-booties of not two, but four different Spider-Men — including these two. The studio that created that title, Beenox, is responsible for Edge of Time. By those standards, Edge of Time is actually a simpler affair. Fan-favorite writer Peter David is crafting the story, which is said to be packed with suspense and an always counting-down clock.
You’ll go back and forth between Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099, and observe how the changes you make in the modern day affect the world of 2099. Edge of Time is scheduled for release this Fall.
Shattered Dimensions was good fun, if uneven, so here’s hoping Edge of Time improves on the formula. Hey, it’s got to be better than the musical, right?