I’m always curious about Spider-Man video game releases because there have been amazing games and there have been not so amazing games. The latest is Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, which will see Spider-Man jumping into four separate Marvel universes! The explanation for the reality rift revolves around a mysterious artifact called the Tablet of Order and Chaos which gets shattered into four pieces, creating problems with reality.
The different realities have me really intrigued, never before in a Spider-Man title have we seen multiple realities of Spider-Man actually affect the gameplay and the story-line. Previously in Spider-Man games you would have alternate Spidey costumes but they were just skins that didn’t change how your character played.
So far 2 of the 4 realities/dimensions have been revealed, Noir and Amazing, which are from the Marvel Comics series’ of the same names. The Marvel Noir universe is pretty cool and worth a look if you’re not familiar. The last 2 realities will be revealed at a later date on the official Shattered Dimensions website. Early indications are that Spider-Man 2099 may be one of the unannounced dimensions. GameStop apparently had images of the game’s pre-order bonus cosmic costumes, one of which looks to be a cosmic version of Spider-Man 2099. The images are no longer available on GameStop’s site but Kotaku was able to grab the images before they were taken down though.
There are so many Spider-Man reality opportunities they could possibly use and I really can’t wait to see what they reveal later. Joystiq has an interesting look at some of the possibilities.
Gamespot has an interview with Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions producer Meghan Morgan that’s worth a look.
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is coming for PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 this September with a Nintendo DS version also in the works.