Spider-Man: Edge of Time announced

By Steve Watts, Mar 31, 2011 8:00am PDT

Activision announced Spider-Man: Edge of Time today, the latest in its licensed games based on the web-slinger. The game is set for this fall, and is being developed by Beenox, the studio behind Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. Dimensions received a fairly positive reception, especially compared to some of Spidey's other recent offerings. That success made the studio take point on future wall-crawler games.

This game seems loosely connected to Shattered Dimensions, bringing back the Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 universes. The two characters team up to save Spidey's alter ego, Peter Parker, from dying before his time. The announcement teases "cause-and-effect" gameplay, in which actions by Amazing Spider-Man will change the timeline in 2099.

Marvel writer and co-creator of the 2099 series Peter David is helping pen the narrative. And if you're versed enough in comic lore to have already known who he was, you might also be attending Wonder Con this weekend in San Francisco. Activision will be showing off a sneak peek on April 2 at 4:30, in room 103.

Curiously, the announcement didn't mention platforms. Shattered Dimensions appeared on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS, so it's probably safe to expect it will land on similar platforms -- though perhaps the 3DS instead of a DS version.

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