A wonderful thing happens when a story line involves a clone. It gives a comic book writer the opportunity to explore an alternate character using the same superpowers. For video game developers it allows them to re-skin their main character with a new costume. Bam! Added content with minimal work. Activision
announced today that the clone of Peter Parker, Ben Reilly aka The Scarlet Spider, will be a playable character in the Ultimate universe gameplay for Spiderman Shattered Dimensions
. Too bad it looks like this will just be an "unlockable costume" and the reddest of the spiders won't be heavily featured in the story line. Check out the video to see Ben in action.
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a thrilling action-packed adventure set in four dramatically different universes from legendary Spider-Man lore, each with a distinct Spider-Man armed with unique skills and strengths, in one original storyline. Players will be transported to new locations never before seen in a Spider-Man game, from lush jungles and dusty deserts to various urban terrains. Acclaimed Marvel
comic book writer Dan Slott takes players on a mission to contain the magical energy of the Tablet of Order and Chaos, which has been shattered and sent hurtling across parallel universes, and battle fan-favorite villains in a quest to restore the fabric of reality. For more info and assets, check out the game's official site at www.SpiderManDimensions.com