Activision has announced that its upcoming Spider-Man: Edge of Time will feature updated Spider-Man suit designs featured in the recently launched Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man series. Bridging the gap between the Spidey who'll turn 50 next year and the newer, dark 'n' edgier Ultimate Comics version who debuted last month, today’s new assets prove beyond a doubt that Spider-Man is packing some heat. Just look at that pants bulge!
The inclusion of the UC suit threatens to delight fans, infuriate continuity-nerds, and confuse the hell out of anyone only tangentially keeping up with current events in the world of comics. See, Edge of Time concerns itself with the exploits of the classic Spidey, Peter Parker, and his future equivalent, Miguel O'Hara/Spider-Man 2099. However, the UC version of the suit is typically worn by Miles Morales after Parker dies within the Ultimate Comics universe, so Peter Parker's donning of the darker costume is the kind of continuity-blurring chicanery that's deeply despised in comics and employed on a bi-weekly basis within videogames.
Sep 15, 2011