Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions box art leaked, fourth dimension sort-of revealed

Whoops! Apparently GameFly posted the box for this fall's Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions a bit earlier than expected. So far, only three of the game's realities had actually been revealed, so when we see this art and notice that way in the back is Spidey's symbiote black costume, well, we have to assume the fourth dimension has something to do with that.

Left to right: Spider-Man 2099, The Amazing Spider-Man (616 universe, duh), Spider-Man Noir and ???

As GamesRadar's official Black Costume Fanboy Idiot, I have to say... this is indeed strange. Y'see, he wore that originally in the mainstream universe, which is already represented by regular Spidey. It does appear elsewhere, like in one-off "What If?" comics, but the only other place it's been a mainstay on Peter Parker is in the Ultimate universe - and even there he only wore it for a handful of issues back in 2003.

Above: Peter dons the suit for the first time here, Ultimate Spider-Man 32. But after that? Not too much

So, while Ultimate seems like the most likely place to go (given the other three, known dimensions), the black costume bit is throwing me off. Stranger still is the fact that even though Activision confirmed that this is the real box art, it looks just like the mockup box art they sent out in June, just with eyes added to the black suit. At first I thought the leaked box art had to be a fake Photoshop, because surely Activision meant the black as a silhouette and not as black costume Spider-Man sans eyes. But, yep, that's it.

Above: In retrospect, this was pretty obvious

Comic-Con revs up next week, and there's no better place to finally spill the beans, so look for more then. In fact, maybe look for more Thursday. Here. Because I'm just saying is all.

Shattered Dimensions universe predictions
Way back in March we jotted down our most preferred dimensions to be shattered



Shattered Dimensions E3 2010 preview
The future of this game is bright. Bright neon, to be exact


  • ZukotaIsoba - July 19, 2010 12:42 a.m.

    Black suit could actually be spidey from Back in Black. It's sort of a sad situation he's in for that bit. @skyguy343: The difference between Ultimate and Amazing is that characters in the Ultimate universe are a little more multiracial; Nick Fury is black for example. ReCAPTCHA: symptoms muumuus ???
  • RushLight - July 18, 2010 8:48 p.m.

    I love the black suit and all but, I find myself... disappointed. I was expecting something a little less known or used, like Noir. Ah well, still excited for this.
  • shyfonzie - July 18, 2010 4:13 p.m.

    Brett is crying happy about black costume spider man.
  • distantshores - July 18, 2010 6:20 a.m.

    Not to burst any bubbles, but this box art has been up in GameStop for about 3 weeks now, it claims not official, but they usually ship like that anyway. I had noticed the fourth random Spiderman though
  • skyguy343 - July 18, 2010 5:30 a.m.

    As a comic admirer from afar with very basic knowledge of superheroes, could someone tell me the difference between Ultimate and Amazing?
  • Evil_AppleJuice - July 18, 2010 5:06 a.m.

    Still think it will be Spiderman reversed. He'll be symbiote but also the villian, granting a reversed role and gameplay doing devious missions and actually be destructive.
  • CrashmanX - July 18, 2010 4:07 a.m.

    What the fuck... something aint adding up here. Sure Symbiote Spidey would add some gameplay differences, but the ohter 3 universes are totally different, why would they add one similar to the other? Something isn't right here. Theres something Activision isnt telling us, like maybe the fact that that isn't spidey? Maybe its something else all together.
  • nemesisuprising - July 17, 2010 11:11 p.m.

    who told you, fuck yeah I told you
  • Valntyne - July 17, 2010 8:45 p.m.

    I was kinda hoping it was going to be the Marvel Zombies storyline...
  • drgnrbrn316 - July 17, 2010 8:06 p.m.

    Am I the only one who read Spider-Man: Reign? A post apocalyptic type future, one where super heroes are outlawed, and an old man Spider-Man has to don his costume one last time to stop the return of the Sinister Six. He wore the black costume in that for a time, which could be what the black costume would represent. Assuming of course that it even means anything.
  • HotCyder - July 17, 2010 1:06 p.m.

    It's going to be Spiderham. I know it.
  • 04whim - July 17, 2010 11:48 a.m.

    It really does look like a photoshop job... a bad one at that... Maybe in their dimension, it's April 1st >.>
  • oufour - July 17, 2010 6:18 a.m.

    what if it's a place holder still, so when you buy the game there's a surprise?
  • sgloomy - July 17, 2010 4:16 a.m.

    I really hope this is a fake or something along those lines, Symbiote to me isn't really its own dimension, but a part of the other ones. the easiest route for them to go was to go with Ultimate and use that universe but if they REALLY wanted to make the game special and sorta push the limits, it would have been great to put him in Marvel Zombies, now THAT would be a great dimension. oh well, maybe next time
  • ventanger - July 17, 2010 4:02 a.m.

    Nope. Nerp. Negative. Not buyin it for a moment. It's Marvel Zombies and they'll reveal it at Comicon.
  • InsertWittyNameHere - July 17, 2010 3:20 a.m.

    I really can't believe that is it, the first three look so articulated and well done, then the Spidey in the back is a simple cloak. Surely they jest.
  • TheWebSwinger - July 17, 2010 2:41 a.m.

    And if it is Spidey set in the Ultimate Symbiote Saga...WHY? That's what the entire PS2 Ultimate Spider-Man game focused on! Okay I'll stop now. With this great username comes great fanboy responsibility, so I'm obliged to comment way too much on articles like these.
  • TheWebSwinger - July 17, 2010 2:18 a.m.

    I thought that symbiote-looking Spidey was just a placeholder on the box art for the Spideys yet to be revealed? I do love the black suit, but it's sort of been done to death, was seriously hoping for an Ultimate Spider-Man in the current gen. Oh well, I'm glad that IGN can officially suck it with their exclusivity.
  • GoateeGuy615 - July 17, 2010 2:05 a.m.

    Damn, I was hoping for Marvel Zombies Spider-Man...would have given the game an M rating, but i'm 21 so who cares! I wanna eat people I catch in my webs!
  • DoucheMcGee - July 17, 2010 1:15 a.m.

    I'm let down by the sybiote Spider-Man. They could have just made that a short level in the Amazing Universe. Maybe it is just the Ultimate Universe and they didn't want 2 similar looking costumes.

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