Though we enjoyed Beenox’s last Spidey game just fine, we weren’t totally sold on their next game, Edge of Time, as it sounded like half the dimensions of the last game stabled together to form a new title. After we saw it playable at E3 we began warming up to it, and now this Comic-Con trailer has increased our interest all the more. Maybe it’s the new time-travel mechanics, maybe it’s the appearance of a saucy, futuristic Black Cat, but whatever the cause, this trailer did its job.
Of the new features on display, we’re interested to see the gameplay and level implications with Spider-Man and his 2099 counterpart switching timelines. Tied into that time switch is Peter meeting 2099’s Black Cat (voiced by Katee Sackhoff from Battlestar Galactica), and you can tell this Black Cat is from the future because her suggestive outfit has blue lights on it. It’s a strange coincidence that Spidey and Batman will be dealing with their roguish, cat-based femme fatales in games this year, but Edge of Time hits store shelves October 4 in the US, two weeks before Arkham City, so maybe no one will notice.
Jul 21, 2011