Spider-Man: Edge of Time announced - will have something to do with time, possibly edges

Wonder no more, webheads. Activision and its studio Beenox have lifted the veil on Spiderman: Edge of Time, the next in a long line of games starring Marvel's famous webcrawler which will see players leaping between the Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 timelines to set right the chaotic events caused by the untimely death of one Peter Parker (dun, dun, duuuuuuh).

Spider-Man 2099 comic book co-creator Peter David is overseeing Edge of Time's storyline. As the title suggests, the game will unfold over two connected Spider-Man timelines, with actions and decisions made in the Amazing Spider-Man levels to have a significant impact on Spider-Man 2099's reality.

"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," said Beenox boss Dee Brown.

Beenox has been riding high since the critical and retail success of its first Spider-Man attempt, Shattered Dimensions, prompted Activision to give the Quebec-based studio full domain over the Spider-Man videogame franchise.

Spider-Man: Edge of Time has already started kicking up dust on Marvel's HeroHQ Facebook page, and will make its first appearance at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco this weekend. Activision is planning a Fall retail release, but has not confirmed which friendly neighborhood systems it will target. Our guess is it will be available on anything that can play games.

March 31, 2011

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  • TheWebSwinger - March 31, 2011 11:21 p.m.

    Ugh, Shattered Dimensions was lame. If it's gonna be like that, they need to make it a lot better. I want another open world game from Shaba, but ya know....with less symbiotes all over the city.
  • CrashmanX - March 31, 2011 10:59 p.m.

    I enjoyed SD so I'm hoping this is similar. Also I'm one of those people who's going to buy this JUST for 2099 XD
  • Fiirestorm21 - March 31, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    Shattered Dimensions didn't strike me as exactly a huge critical success. Hopefully this will be more open-ended and/or feature more web-swinging in general.
  • FreedomPhantom - March 31, 2011 10:21 p.m.

    @Tyler Wilde Four days seems like a fairly accurate prediction!
  • batmanboy11 - March 31, 2011 8:01 p.m.

    Cool beans. @ultimatepunchrod Agreed.
  • ultimatepunchrod - March 31, 2011 7:10 p.m.

    that picture looks really cool.
  • GhostbustTyler - March 31, 2011 7:05 p.m.

    Just realized how badly I f-ed up. What I meant was Shattered Dimensions.
  • sgloomy - March 31, 2011 6:43 p.m.

    I really hope it'll be better than shattered dimensions. that game had so much potential, but it didn't really deliver. maybe it was because it came out right after arkham asylum. all the different dimensions were kinda repetitive and having ultimate in there was kind of cheap, they should have gone with marvel zombies. not saying it was a horrible game, just that it could have done so much better. here is hoping this one will be a lot better.
  • Darkhawk - March 31, 2011 6:01 p.m.

    With designs by Julie Taymor
  • GhostbustTyler - March 31, 2011 5:39 p.m.

    Sounds like they're trying to use the Death of Ultimate Spider-Man cannon thats happening right now. Well so far it seems so good for me, I actually really liked Web of Shadows and the 2099 Universe so I'm really stoked to explore that universe again.
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - March 31, 2011 5:23 p.m.

    @db1331 I believe we'll have more on the game soon, within the next, say... four days.
  • Foxhound300 - March 31, 2011 5:20 p.m.

    Oh look, another bad Spider-man game based on hopping across universes. Sign me up for the failures and let down to come! Can't wait!
  • db1331 - March 31, 2011 5:16 p.m.

    No word yet if this is going to be more linear like SD, or more sandboxy like Web of Shadows?

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