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Ultimate Spidey Joins The Cast Of Shattered Dimensions
by Brad Shoemaker on
Four, four, four spiders in one!
Activision's big announcement at Comic-Con this week is the fourth Spider-Man universe in the game, which is (drum roll) Ultimate Spider-Man. That one joins Amazing, Noir, and 2099, if you haven't been keeping up. The game's got what an Activision rep referred to as an almost Mega Man-like structure, where you're presented with a list of levels from each of the four universes and allowed to tackle them in any order.
All four dimensions will revolve around a basic, common fighting model, but each one has a different focus. Noir is all about stealth, naturally, while Ultimate puts Spidey permanently in the black suit and gives him a bunch of wide, bombastic tentacle attacks not so different from Kratos and his flaming chain weapons. I didn't get to play 2099, but...
...why not watch some footage of those anyway? I am far from an expert on comic books, so I grabbed Ryan to sit down and look at some footage from all four sections of the game. Please view the fruit of that endeavor.
It seems like Beenox is putting some effort into delivering a healthy amount of fan service with Shattered Dimensions. All four of the spider men have unique voice actors, including Christopher Daniel Barnes and Dan Galvezan, both of whom have portrayed Spidey in past animated series. And there will be a raft of familiar villains; in the Noir section I played, I was chasing after Hammerhead, played by none other than Marcus Fenix himself, John DiMaggio.
Shattered Dimensions is out in September, so we'll find out soon if the action measures up to the game's comprehensive coverage of the Spider-Man franchise. Hey, in the meantime, head over to our sister sites Comic Vine and Screened for a whole bunch of Comic-Con coverage through the end of the week.