Thursday, 1 April 2010

New Video Game Trailer - Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions

What if there were alternate Spider-Men from different dimensions?

OK so we've seen that before both in the comics and in the cartoon series, but now the newest Spider-Man video game answers that question directly by allowing you to take control of 4 different Spideys from different worlds in "Shattered Dimensions".

Shedding light on the concept of the upcoming title, Activision and Marvel said Shattered Dimensions will allow players to travel through four different worlds, taking on the role of parallel universe versions of Spider-Man from across Marvel lore, including The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man Noir.

From Activision/Marvel:

The Amazing Spider-Man experience delivers innovative web combat and visuals in a world that pays tribute to the classic era of the legendary super hero. In contrast, Spider-Man Noir features a cunning and covert depiction of Spider-Man, who utilizes shadows to perform stealth takedowns in a 1930's-influenced, black-and-white cinematic environment.

"Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions delivers an original storyline that bridges four unique worlds," Rob Kostich, Activision's head of marketing, said in a statement. "Each action-packed universe will have its own detailed art design and thrilling missions, challenging gamers to use new skill sets to defeat enemies as they unlock powerful new moves and progress through the game."

Marvel comic book writer Dan Slott wrote the original story, which sends Spider-Man on a mission to capture a powerful artifact that has been shattered and scattered across different dimensions. Thus far, Kraven and Hammerhead are the only villains confirmed, and Quebec-based Beenox is developing.

So far we can see from the trailer, and from what's written above, that the standard and Noir (Batman: Arkham Asylum style) versions are playable but the other two are yet to be shown. From the sounds of the rumours online at least one of the dimensions will be the 2099 version as seen in the comics (one I used to read back in the day!). I believe I've owned and loved pretty much every Spidey game on every console (apart from Friend or Foe) and other than Captain America and The Thing, Spidey is my favourite Marvel character. Can't wait for this new release!

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