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Activision Reveals New Spider-Man

The web-slinging hero has been involved in some decent titles already, but we're hoping for a truly outstanding production from Beenox and Activision.

Activision has announced the newest Spidey entry, which will be known as Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. Slated to launch in September 2010, players will traverse four different worlds from four distinct universes in Marvel lore, two of which will be The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man Noir. We'll be looking at diverse gameplay and "dramatic environments;" The Amazing Spider-Man boasts innovative web-based fighting and also "pays tribute to the classic era of the legendary superhero." Standing in stark contrast is Spider-Man Noir, which "features a cunning and covert depiction of Spider-Man," who uses the shadows and remains unseen as his foes suffer surprise attacks. It's a "1930's-influenced, black-and-white cinematic environment," and if you want to catch a glimpse of it, check out the debut trailer. Said Rob Kostich, Head of Marketing at Activision:

"Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions delivers an original storyline that bridges four unique worlds. Each action-packed universe will have its own detailed art design and thrilling missions, challenging gamers to use new skill sets to defeat enemies as they unlock powerful new moves and progress through the game."

Handling the script is Marvel comic book writer Dan Slott; you will be tasked with the mission of capturing the Tablet of Order and Chaos, which has been shattered and spread across all the parallel universes. Recognizable villains such as Kraven and a cool Noir version of Hammerhead will be included as well and in short, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions appears to be a definite nod to the loyal fans. For more info, feel free to visit the game's official site.

3/31/2010 9:07:39 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (39 posts)

shaydey77
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 9:28:17 PM
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Will Spider pig make an appearance??

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Alienange
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 10:27:03 PM

How did pig prints get on the ceiling?

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 4:05:14 AM

Picture turns to the left (from viewer's perspective)
Spider Pig, Spider Pig, does what ever a Spider Pig does, can he swing from a web, no he can't , he's a pig.

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Superman915
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 10:37:22 AM

maybe spider-ham will.

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Drake_RB3
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 2:57:45 PM

Peter Porker is definitely not to be messed with.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 9:40:08 PM
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Bizzaro Spiderman FTL, hell after playing JustCause2 who needs Spiderman anymore?

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chedison
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 10:12:49 PM

my thoughts exactly! I was telling my friend about the game, and he looked up some videos. The first thing he said was "what does he think he's Spiderman?"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 9:57:19 PM
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Bizarro Spiderman looks cool, anybody know who is replacing Tobey McGuire in the new movie?

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 10:28:39 PM

Hopefully a good actor.

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vicious54
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 10:27:56 AM

@World

They are starting over so it will be someone pretty young.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 9:59:49 PM
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that actually looks VERY interesting, as a Spider-man fan. I'm going to keep an eye on this.

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 10:12:36 PM
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I'm not buying anymore Craptivision games. MW2 was the last for me.

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Lazytrappin
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 8:02:16 PM

Amen, Otis! Boycott Activision!

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 10:17:31 PM
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Wow,
Looks interesting, but I actually like the "Noir" Spidey much better.
I wish they had done it as a full game in only that old 30's/40's styled way.

But it's a shame that anti-vision's has to even be involved in any games, cause I think they'll get their greedy mitts caught in the till again just so they can try scamming us somehow for extra payola, IMO.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 11:05:27 PM

I wish they did it that way too.

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NeoHumpty
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 10:24:38 AM

The Noir one is badass looking. I'm anxious to see what the other two look like.

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coyo18
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 10:22:47 PM
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Looks interesting, but the only problems I've ever had with a spiderman game is that the game is usually too short, or the combo I try to do never happens

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Alienange
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 10:28:51 PM
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Web of Shadows was a mess. Spider-man has yet to have his Arkham Asylum.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 11:29:52 PM

....I was just going to say, it looks like that fantastic Batman game has moved Activision to give Spider-Man another lease on life.

I can see the think tank at Activision brainstorming: "Oh, look at that! Somebody write this down!....For a superhero game to be successful, it has to feature a superhero AND be good as well."

Somehow, I have my doubts about how good it'll actually be.

Last edited by Hezzron on 3/31/2010 11:31:36 PM

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 10:29:07 PM
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Somehow I get the feeling that this one will stink as bad as the rest of them, this generation.

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rogers71
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 11:18:20 PM
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Just watched the video. I am seriously saddened that they went with the cartoony wii-like graphics. I was really hoping for Arkham Asylum graphics. Craptivision is at it again.

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Deleted User
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 1:21:30 AM

yea, cause when I think spider-man I think dark and gritty...wait

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___________
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 1:45:11 AM

that would fit a spiderman game, how?
why dont you ask it to be cell shaded while your at it!
come on a little common sense people, some games are meant to be dark and gritty like batman, gears of war.
and some games are suppose to be a little more light felt ala lost planet or something more inviting.

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kraygen
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 5:51:23 AM

if you watched the video did you not see the noir part? it was dark and gritty looking and part of the game was regular spidey with decent graphics and part of it was cartoony spidey. Wow am amazed that all you saw was the cartoony part.

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rogers71
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 9:51:26 AM

I was speaking from a graphical point not the dark and gritty. If you guys had some reading comprehension then you would have picked up on that.

I was stating that I didn't like the cartoony graphics, the whole video had cartoony graphics. I did not mention anything about the atmosphere of the game. I would never equate spiderman with "dark and gritty". Come on people. Don't jump to assumptions. You know what that does.

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Deleted User
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 4:21:44 PM

cartoony is a style, gritty is a style, if you were talking about the graphics being sub-par you should have used a different word.

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___________
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 1:42:54 AM
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ahhh the fond memories of playing the original spiderman and spider man 2 with doc ock as the villain.
i miss those days where spider man games were among the best of the best.
hopefully they can bring the series back to its original glory!

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D1g1tal5torm
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 4:02:55 AM
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I can honestly say all spiderman games I have played have been sub-par.

What should be a great premise for a game, is totally ruined in execution by publishers/developers looking to make a quick buck of a brand name.

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 5:25:55 AM
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I think I'll pass this on, too many games still to be buyed, and this wouldn't be on the top of my list anyways.

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kraygen
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 6:00:52 AM
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I am so torn. I may have Deadpool as my avatar, but Spider-man has always been my number one hero. Personally I really enjoyed web of shadows. Did it have some issues, yes. Voice acting was terrible, script was terrible, sure.

However the gameplay was a lot of fun and if you got the timing down and learned all the moves it was a fantastic way to feel as if you were Spider-man.

Problem is I pre-ordered this game from gamestop because craptivision gave them exclusive pre-order content. However the game was delayed at the last minute, half the pre-order content was canceled at the last minute and the pre-order shirt came in a week later, all of this culminating into my hatred for gamestop and craptivision.

So here I am with a new Spider-man game that looks like it has a chance of being interesting and I'm left asking, why the crap is it activision again? I hate that company and all they stand for, I hate how they run their business and how they treat their customers.

Aside from my feelings on craptivision, although the game setup sounds incredibly intriguing, I foresee a problem. Sounds as if this will allow them to add future universes onto the game, which at first my not be a bad thing. But I can see them have universes available for dlc at launch date, meaning we will get an incomplete game. They are advertising 4 universes, I can see them releasing 3 at $60 and 4 for a collectors edition for $75.

The sad thing is if its released with bugs they'll never fix it as was obvious with web of shadows and all other craptivision games. If only disney would allow some other company to make a Spider-man game now that they own Marvel. Oh, but then that is just my hope, imagine a Spider-man game by sucker punch. Dare to dream I guess.

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rogers71
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 9:54:14 AM

"Oh, but then that is just my hope, imagine a Spider-man game by sucker punch. Dare to dream I guess."


That is exactly what I was getting at with my previous post. A developer like sucker punch could make the game with amazing graphics and story and not have it look cartoony like something you would see on the Wii. You just pretty much made my point for me. Thanks

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LittleBigMidget
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 7:30:00 AM
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Woooot, looks good. Hopefully as good as Spiderman 2 on the PS2. I'll be buying this day one.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 5:18:02 PM

@
Totally agree with you!!!!
BTW, I hate that way too cartoony SM.

I do like the "noir" SM though,(and I want his goggles for my Harley)LOL

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Richy
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 7:59:02 AM
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hello ...

i'm a total superhero fan (DC/Marvel/anything else LOL) ... & Spidey is one of my fav when i was a kid.

Gaming side, i loved the 1st one i got on PC, i played a few levels & put it to sleep (like all my games) ...

tried all the other games that came on PC (Spiderman TM - quite OK, 2 - didn't like, Friends of Foe & Web of shadows, never installed, taking dust somewhere) ...

i just hope they do a really good 1, the theme seem OK till now, i shall keep an eye on it (only 1, i need the other 1 for TLG)

now i'm almost blind .. ouch!

cheers!

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sunspider13
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 12:43:15 PM
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I'll have to wait and see more. I'm more of a DC guy but Spidey has always had a spot for me. But with activison in the mix, I have my doubts.

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rogers71
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 2:18:44 PM

Sweet avatar. I love Big Trouble In Little China. Awesome movie.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 5:22:54 PM
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I can totally see anti-vision trying to charge us for 2 separate DLC's just to unlock spidey part's #3 & #4, that is already on that disc!!!

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Irievibes
Thursday, April 01, 2010 @ 9:27:36 PM
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i have never played a half decent spidey game , so this one doesnt fill me with confidence...

add acticrapolavision(this is fun) to the mix, and you get me not being even mildly interested...another monumental waste of cash imo..

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Imagi
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 4:33:14 AM
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Why is it that that I feel this is only come about because of the success of Batman, arr yes Activision is behind it, I will pass as they will just be motivated by making money and not delivering an awesome game.

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