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Activision Announces Spider-Man: Edge Of Time

No moral choices, but what you do in one world will have an effect on the other.

OK, that Spider-Man game reveal slated for this weekend? Go ahead and keep your date with a liveblog of that WonderCon Beenox Studios-led panel, but go into the endeavor with these knowledge nuggets in tow: the game is called Spider-Man: Edge of Time, and it’ll feature a split narrative in the “connected and evolving” timelines of classic Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099. In other words, Edge of Time will have two distinct settings--the catch being that what Spider-Man does in one world will, supposedly, have an effect in the other as the dual Spider-Mans change the others’ timeline.
 

But why are these worlds colliding? Ah, you see, Peter Parker, somehow, gets good and dead before his corporeal number is called, so as the player, you’ll be tasked with fixing the error by switching back and forth between classic Spider-Man and the 2099 future.

No platforms have been mentioned as of yet, but the title is slated to release this Fall across, I’m assuming here, every platform that Activision considers viable. That panel I mentioned earlier will indeed feature the first “sneak peek” of the game, so stay tuned over the weekend to get a first taste of Spider-Man: Edge of Time. In the meanwhile, I suppose you can just stare at that delightful artwork.
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Posted by BradNicholson

OK, that Spider-Man game reveal slated for this weekend? Go ahead and keep your date with a liveblog of that WonderCon Beenox Studios-led panel, but go into the endeavor with these knowledge nuggets in tow: the game is called Spider-Man: Edge of Time, and it’ll feature a split narrative in the “connected and evolving” timelines of classic Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099. In other words, Edge of Time will have two distinct settings--the catch being that what Spider-Man does in one world will, supposedly, have an effect in the other as the dual Spider-Mans change the others’ timeline.
 

But why are these worlds colliding? Ah, you see, Peter Parker, somehow, gets good and dead before his corporeal number is called, so as the player, you’ll be tasked with fixing the error by switching back and forth between classic Spider-Man and the 2099 future.

No platforms have been mentioned as of yet, but the title is slated to release this Fall across, I’m assuming here, every platform that Activision considers viable. That panel I mentioned earlier will indeed feature the first “sneak peek” of the game, so stay tuned over the weekend to get a first taste of Spider-Man: Edge of Time. In the meanwhile, I suppose you can just stare at that delightful artwork.
Edited by DeeGee

Another Spider-Man game, hell yeah!

Edited by BalrogsBain

that image is pretty sweet looks very alex ross 

Posted by chadfx

First and wil this suck more than the last game?

Posted by Scarlet_Rogue

torn on how to feel on this....

Posted by Seraphim84

I wonder 1) who the voice actors are gonna be (please Josh Keaton) and 2) who else is just fine with some Onimusha 3: Peter Parker and Miguel O'Hara?

Edited by MarvinPontiac

Kinda love 2099, so I'm glad they're touching on it again. I don't want to have to play Shattered Dimensions.

Posted by MrKlorox

Wow the contrast on that scan is all kinds of messed up.
 
Also I think we're well past using the phrase "moral choices" to define decision making.

Posted by JoeyRavn
@chadfx said:
" First and wil this suck more than the last game? "
No, and... dunno. 
 
It's basically Shattered Dimensions cut in half, right? I really hope it's like Spider-Man 2 for the Xbox. I don't like the character (I dislike Marvel as a whole), but some of the games are very, very good.
Posted by VilhelmNielsen

Hopefully, it will be good.

Posted by Skald

What's whackier than four separate dimensions? TWO CONNECTED ONES!

Posted by DrSnaqrite

I'm pretty sure the last thing we need for Spider-Man games is more gimmicks. The one and only thing that has made any of the Spider-Man games fun is web-swinging and agility-based combat. We don't need COLLIDING WORLDS to make a Spider-Man game fun.

Posted by MatPaget

A little skeptical about the premise... I can see this game being awful. 
 
Let's hope they don't get Neil Patrick Harris to do the voice for Amazing Spider-Man. 
Let's get some Josh Keaton!

Posted by RandomInternetUser

I like that image.  Anyways, interested in this.  I never got around to playing Shattered Dimension but I did/do want to.

Posted by Hockeymask27

Love the picture but the name not so much

Posted by MisterMouse

cool image there.

Posted by JackSukeru

2099 always remind me of Kamen Rider Hibiki, which is good. 
 
Well anyhow, maybe they're thinking that focusing on fewer dimensions could give them time to make the overall game better? I would've still prefered Amazing/Noir to this but we'll see.

Posted by zombie2011

Are these games really selling that well, that they can afford to put one out every year.

Posted by tourgen

huh I guess these games must pull down respectable sales #s

Posted by MarvinPontiac

I would actually buy Spider-Man 2 again if they re-released it. Best swing mechanic ever.

Posted by EvilNiGHTS

Should get Rino Romano for the voice acting. Unlimited was a stupid series but Romano was great in it. Christopher Daniel Barnes would be another good one, but I suppose anyone other than the guy who voiced Spidey in MvC3 will be fine. 

Posted by JuggertrainUK

Is this kind of a sequel to shattered dimensions? or a whole new direction with 2 of the spidermen from the last game?
Posted by zoozilla

I've never played any Spider-Man game after the first two, and I don't think this will change that.

Posted by carlthenimrod

I would be on-board if the plot consisted of going back in time and preventing the third Spider-Man movie.

Posted by sarahsdad

And next year, can we have a game with the Noir and Ultimate universes, since I liked both of those a bit better than Classic and 2099?

Posted by dark_being

Not so sure about the premise, but I like the picture.

Posted by EvilNiGHTS
@carlthenimrod said:
" I would be on-board if the plot consisted of going back in time and preventing the third Spider-Man movie. "
I'd be on-board if the plot was a re-envisioning of the third movie, with the Venom subplot removed and the dancing scenes about five times longer. 
Posted by MistaSparkle

Was shattered dimensions any good?
Posted by Toxin066

Please be open world with slightly refined combat.
 
I'll buy it either way. /sigh.

Posted by President_Barackbar

Why the fucking alternate universe crap? Is that REALLY what's gonna make these games better? They need to pull their heads out of their asses and realize that good gameplay is what sells games, not gimmicks.

Posted by Cybexx

I really did not like Shattered Dimensions. Some good ideas but poorly executed. So this is that with less dimensions? Great...

Posted by ThisCrab

Viable platforms?   Yeah!  Can't wait to play this shit on my Amiga. 

Posted by UnsolvedParadox

Spider-man 2099 is the bomb, yo!

Posted by ImperiousRix

Really liked Shattered Dimensions, so I'm glad this is somewhat of an offshoot of that. 
Amazing Spider-Man and 2099 were definitely the Spider-Mens to go with, at least from a character standpoint.  Both were great in SD.

Posted by VibratingDonkey
BLUE ORANGE!
Posted by GeneralBison

How can something you do in the future effect the past?

Posted by jakob187

That's all great and dandy...except Peter Parker isn't Spider-Man in 2099.  Therefore, I say "what the fuck?"

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

I at least appreciate that this team is trying unique things with the Spiderman universe.

Posted by CitizenJP

Nice future spidey!

Posted by Gerhabio
@jakob187 said:
" That's all great and dandy...except Peter Parker isn't Spider-Man in 2099.  Therefore, I say "what the fuck?" "
Yeah, also, aren't those two Spideys in different dimensions and not just different timelines? 2099 is not the future of Amazing Spider-Man, is it?
Posted by niamahai
@G3RHRT said:
" @jakob187 said:
" That's all great and dandy...except Peter Parker isn't Spider-Man in 2099.  Therefore, I say "what the fuck?" "
Yeah, also, aren't those two Spideys in different dimensions and not just different timelines? 2099 is not the future of Amazing Spider-Man, is it? "
Miguel O' Hara is totally related to Peter Parker. You can tell just by the name. 
  

One year turn around only. Either developers are getting really good or this game probably will will have a lot of recycled areas (DA2).
Edited by Gerhabio

  @niamahai: Oh, I didn't mean they were totally related, just that I don't think that 2099 is the future of the Amazing Spider-Man universe (616?).  
 
Yeah, I bet this is more of a sequel to SD than a completely new game.

Posted by niamahai
@G3RHRT said:
"   @niamahai: Oh, I didn't mean they were totally related, just that I don't think that 2099 is the future of the Amazing Spider-Man universe (616?).   Yeah, I bet this is more of a sequel to SD than a completely new game. "
2099 is not considered the cannon future anymore(*i hate myself for knowing this).
currently its a dystopia future fucked by Iron Man because his tech is so cheap to manufacture.  
 
when is Activision gonna learn you really need at least 18mths (or at least 2 different dev. team) to make a good game. 
at least Prototype 2 looks promising i guess.
Posted by Jazz

Can't go wrong with more Miguel O'Hara. Shame they just didn't make a 2099 game, but i doubt that would sell. But hey, Peter David is writing it so it's going to be better than the Dan Slott crap we just had..and Madrox  is in it. 
Shut up. He's in it.

Posted by GrandMarshal

ool, i really enjoyed the last spiderman game and its shattered dimensions good to see its doing that again

Posted by Nightfang

Looks good.

Posted by Tally_Pants

I enjoyed the gameplay in SD, although I totally would have prefered an open world idea, as opposed to the "levels". but after playing SD i will prob pick this game up as well (even though i didn't finish SD as i was in the middle of playing it when i got DA2)

Posted by lumberingjackal
@MatPaget said:
" A little skeptical about the premise... I can see this game being awful. "  
 
Yea, that's kinda where I'm at with this.
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