X-Men Destiny and Spider-Man: Edge of Time: Pre-order costumes revealed

With two upcoming games based on Marvel comic book characters, you'd have to be a damn fool not to notice the opportunity for a bit of cross-promotional synergy. With both hitting retail soon, building a bit of mutually beneficial hype into Silicon Knights' X-Men Destiny and Beenox's Spider-Man: Edge of Time was a no-brainer. Pre-order either title and you'll receive a code to unlock bonus costumes inspired by the characters' previous adventures and/or latent abilities.

Spider-Man pre-orders unlock the four costumes above, based on the “Identity Crisis” storyline, which (as you can probably tell from that natty leather jacket/no pants combo) took place in the late 1990s. Each costume boosts one of your base attributes. This is similar to what Beenox did with multiple costumes in the last Spider-Man game.

X-Men, meanwhile, can be pre-ordered for the Havok X-Gene suit, which – as shown above – comes in Male, Female and Metrosexual variations. The X-Gene adds power and stun capabilities to your attacks. Do these bonus duds inspire you to place a pre-order for either title?

Jul 14, 2011


  • Zrayz10 - July 22, 2011 10:41 p.m.

    The tron suits are generic and the only one of the spidey suits that's any good is the ricochet one, well except for the fact the Mucha Lucha theme song plays in my head every time I think of it. The rest range from okay (hornet) to dull (dusk) and weird (prodigy). Yeah I think I'll just wait for the reviews to come in before I consider buying this.
  • Supermanoh - July 16, 2011 9:05 p.m.

    The "male" version looks grossly misaligned with a true man's body. That's some Dragonball proportions right there... Like, Broly...
  • boondocks50 - July 16, 2011 7:07 a.m.

    big Caucasian male, small Asian girl, medium (tan) Caucasian male...awesome. Spiderman's costumes look cool though
  • soren7550 - July 16, 2011 1:50 a.m.

    Loving the X-Men ones.
  • UsernameLoser - July 15, 2011 8:49 p.m.

    Well I am disappointed.
  • UsernameLoser - July 15, 2011 8:48 p.m.

    Shittiest pre-order bonuses I've ever seen.
  • Crypto140 - July 15, 2011 12:59 p.m.

    Edge of Time looks more like a DLC than a actual game. It only has 2 Spidermen from the last game out of the 4, so how much can they actualy do?
  • jmcgrotty - July 15, 2011 8:59 a.m.

    (would love to edit my last comment, but nope, can't at this website. So gotta write a whole new post just to clear something up) I know that the game isn't about "Identity Crisis." I just hate that storyline so much that, irrationally as it sounds, even knowing they have special versions of the suits from it (and even knowing that they are not actually part of the game, but are a bonus, so I can easily avoid them) make me not want to play it. Irrational, I know. But Identity Crisis was that bad.
  • jmcgrotty - July 15, 2011 8:54 a.m.

    I actually had the exact opposite reaction as wanted, I guess. Seeing those decisions convince me the game will not be one I will ever want. Way to push "Identity Crisis," which is one of the lowest points in Spider-Mans (and Marvels) history and needs to be completely forgotten.
  • jackthemenace - July 15, 2011 8:45 a.m.

    YAY FOR METROSEXUAL COSTUMES ReCAPTCHA: Rinallo Homo. but everyone knows metrosexuality's in these days!
  • Rinaldvonizeburn - July 15, 2011 6:10 a.m.

    Fuck activision and their recycled games.
  • VictorZombie - July 15, 2011 3:22 a.m.

    Could they have tried to make anymore boring vanilla ass looking X-Men even Tron suits can't make that exciting.
  • Psylockerules - July 15, 2011 1:51 a.m.

    liking the tron suits i was gonna buy xmen destiny anyway, so sure if a UK retailer has them ill pre order
  • maxmorrow - July 15, 2011 12:49 a.m.

    Those X-Men costumes are Trontastic.
  • Darkhawk - July 15, 2011 12:16 a.m.

    Yay, Ricochet? P.S. Trivia: Ricochet was on a team for washed up teen superheroes that included such luminaries as Turbo, the third Spider-Woman, and Darkhawk!
  • Tito45 - July 15, 2011 12:16 a.m.

    eh... the costumes aren't going to change my mind about buying these games, but that retro spidey does look kinda cool

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