DETAILS: Spider-Man: Edge of Time takes place in a gigantic building spanning several city blocks, owned by the game's evil mastermind, named Walker Sloan. Based on the demo, many of the areas inside are big enough to allow for some web-slinging fun, and I was told that there would be a whole host of different environments to explore. The game is also linear in nature, so you shouldn't expect to be swinging through Manhattan with reckless abandon. The fact that the game will also feature no in-game loading times is also a nice bonus. Edge of Time will also include numerous villains from the Spider-Man canon, but will also feature brand new adversaries (which are being kept under-wraps, at the moment). Ability upgrades can also be purchased with accrued experience (represented by glowing orbs in the world). I left the demo curious to see more. What little of the story was discussed seemed intriguing, and fairly dark in tone. I was initially a bit disappointed to hear that the game would be taking place inside a huge building, but after seeing some of the environments and set-pieces, it seems as though both Spidermen will have ample opportunities to swing around. With a combat system that seems fast-paced and fluid at first glance, Spider-Man fans might want to keep an eye on Edge of Time. Watch the Shacknews E3 2011 page to follow all our coverage of this year's show. You can also subscribe to it with your favorite RSS reader.
Spider-Man: Edge of Time