Any fanfic role-player knows the feeling. You’re going along merrily with your SL they someone, the author, some fool film director, another RPer, changes things up and suddenly your character is out of sync with what’s going on. Then to make matters worse, if rating drop off you come back the next season to discover it was all a dream. Worst of all is when they decide to kill your character off.
The situation may be common in RP, but apparently no one in the comics or gaming world has ever asked: What would the Amazing Spider-Man do if Peter Parker met an untimely death? Call Spider-Man 2099, of course. And with a little help from their friend, that is, gamers, they can correct the timestream putting the present and the future back on their proper path.
It’s called Spider-Man™: Edge of Time, and it’s the newest action packed game from Activision Publishing Inc. and Marvel Entertainment LLC. Gamers attending Wondercon on Saturday, April 2, 2011, will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek at Spider-Man: Edge of Time and learn more about the game on the Activision/Spider-Man panel convening at 4:30 p.m. in Room 103. Spider-Man: Edge of Time is slated for release this fall.
“We want to create a totally distinct experience in Spider-Man: Edge of Time by working with Peter David on the story and creating this urgent, high-stakes experience where time is working against you and the fate of Spider-Man hangs in the balance,” Said Dee Brown, Studio Head at Activision-owned Beenox Studies where the game is being developed.
Spider-Man: Edge of Time is a focused, action-packed adventure set in two connected and evolving timelines, from the contemporary times of the Amazing Spider-Man to the corrupted future world of Spider-Man 2099, against the backdrop of a rich, tightly crafted narrative by acclaimed Marvel veteran Peter David (co-creator of the comic book series Spider-Man 2099). The game features all-new “cause-and-effect” gameplay, where players will see how the immediate and sometimes unexpected effects of their actions as one Spider-Man changes the timeline of the other Spider-Man.
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“The first Spider-Man entry by Beenox, Spider-Man™: Shattered Dimensions, was touted as one of the wall-crawler’s best Spider-Man games to date from both critics and fans,” said Vicharin Vadakan, Director, Global Brand Management. “Beenox is once again taking a fresh and different approach to bring a fast-paced and high-octane adventure and unexpected story to life in Spider-Man: Edge of Time.