So admittedly I’m a little wary about any new Spider-Man game after getting burnt by Web of Shadows, but the first trailer (above) and first article by Gamespot on Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions have me hoping it ends up being as cool as it looks and sounds. One thing in its favor is that it’s written By Dan Slott, who knows his way around a good Spider-Man story.
Via Gamespot, here are some details on the plot of the game, which involves different Spider-Men in different dimensions:
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions takes a new approach to chronicling the webbed hero’s exploits that comes closer to his comic roots than the other media he has appeared in recently. The game’s story, penned by The Amazing Spider-Man comic writer Dan Slott, revolves around a mystical artifact called the Tablet of Order and Chaos. As you can imagine, with a name like that, the tablet is more than just a dusty museum relic. In true comic fashion, it turns out that the thing happens to be an object of immense power that is essential to keeping reality in balance. Naturally, it gets shattered into four pieces while Spider-Man is in the process of thwarting a robbery. Given the relic’s role in balancing reality, this is a pretty time-sensitive problem that requires immediate attention, so Spidey is tapped by one of the many guest stars in the game to set things right. On a side note to comic fans, Spidey’s mystic taskmaster is an inspired choice and isn’t anyone who has been a Sorcerer Supreme.
So how do you go about collecting pieces of a mystic tablet that are spread across different dimensions? It helps if there happen to be versions of you in each of the different dimensions that are all heroic and ready to help. Activision and developer Beenox have taken the opportunity to mix things up and pull four very disparate versions of Spider-Man together for the game. In our demo we were able to see two: the Amazing Spider-Man, which is pretty much the iconic one that should be familiar to everyone, and Spider-Man Noir, a very different incarnation of the wallcrawler that isn’t as widely known.
Head over to Gamespot at the link above for much more on the game. There should also be more details revealed at this weekend’s WonderCon.
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