Any graphic novel reader knows that your favorite characters inevitably get represented in multiple ways whether it be from a new comic series, television show or movie. It’s only appropriate then that the next Spider Man video game will feature four different versions of the agile super hero.
What we currently know about the aptly named Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
covers the first two versions you will be playing in September of this year. Those are The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man Noir. The Amazing Spider-Man will focus on web combat and sticks to the classic idea of Spider Man. Spider-Man Noir, on the other hand, will have you sneaking about in the shadows and conducting takedowns in black-and-white visuals. You can expect that the other two worlds will be similar in the sense of a change in combat and visual emphasis.
For those graphic novel readers out there with qualms over the storyline, the game will be covered by Dan Slott from Marvel. He writes a story entailing the Tablet of Order and Chaos, which you will have to put together to fix the shattered universe that attributes to your split personalities.
Santa Monica, CA – March 31, 2010 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Marvel Entertainment (NYSE: MVL) have released the first details of Spider-Man™: Shattered Dimensions, the newest entry of non-stop heroic action to star the iconic wall-crawler. The video game is scheduled for release in September 2010 and will allow players to travel through four different worlds as distinctly different versions of Spider-Man from four universes across Marvel lore, two of which are announced today: The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man Noir.
As Spider-Man, players will experience a wide variety of gameplay and dramatic environments. 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,” said Rob Kostich, Head of Marketing, Activision Publishing, Inc. “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.”
Penned by acclaimed Marvel comic book writer Dan Slott, the story takes players on a mission to capture the magical energy of the Tablet of Order and Chaos, which has been shattered and scattered across parallel universes. Gamers are challenged to battle fan-favorite villains such as the lethal Kraven and a custom, never-before-seen Noir version of Hammerhead, in a quest to restore the fabric of reality.
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is developed by Beenox and not yet rated. Fans can learn more about Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and the next worlds to be revealed by visiting www.SpiderManDimensions.com.