The night before Comic Con, Activision made the announcement that all Spider-Man fans have been waiting for. Joining the Amazing, Noir and 2099 dimensions will be Ultimate Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. Not only would the Ultimate Spider-Man world be represented by Ultimate Carnage and Ultimate Deadpool, but the young Peter Parker would once again be donning his tendril whipping black suit.
In the game, a mystical artifact known as the Tablet of Order and Chaos is shattered into four pieces with each piece landing in a different dimension. A mystic within the Amazing universe will let Spider-Man know that he can traverse through the other three dimensions to help set things right through the help of the universe’s own Spider-Man.
So far, the game has revealed eight villains with the above mentioned Carnage and Deadpool in the Ultimate universe, Juggernaut and Kraven the Hunter in the Amazing universe, the Hobgoblin and Scorpion of the 2099 universe and the Goblin and Hammerhead in the Noir world.
It looks like Spider-Man will be getting some veteran voice acting behind it. Josh Keaton who voiced the Spectacular Spider-Man animated series in 2008 will be lending his voice to the Ultimate Spider-Man. Dan Gilvenez from the 1980s Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends series will be taking on the role of Migeul O’Hara as Spider-Man 2099.
From the 1990’s Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Christopher Daniel will be Spider-Man Noir. Finally, the most impressive of the list comes from Neil Patrick Harris from the short-lived MTV CGI Spider-Man series who will take the helm of the Amazing version of Peter Parker.
Also at the preview event, we were able to get some hands on time with two very different levels within Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. First, in the almost completely black and white world of Spider-Man Noir, we had the chance to see a stealthier and more methodical take on the character. In it, Spider-Man must work on a series of silent takedowns on enemies who are ready to riddle him with machine gun fire.
Next, we hopped over to the Ultimate world where a Spider-Man based on a building rage meter powers his way past a series of mercenaries and alien symbiotes in order to confront Carnage.
In the short time getting to play, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions was fun though the controls didn’t seem very intuitive and there were some instances where they button mashing segments of the Ultimate world weren’t very exciting. Still, it is an early version of the title and we are looking forward to getting our hands on a more complete version of the game.
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Here is the Comic-Con trailer:
Here is the Juggernaut video:
Finally, here is a Spiderman Scorpion Vignette. Enjoy.