Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions - Xbox 360

Game Description:As Spider-Man, players will experience a wide variety of gameplay and dramatic environments. The Amazing Spider-Man experience delivers innovative web combat and visuals in a world that pays tribute to the classic era of the legendary Super Hero. In contrast, Spider-Man Noir features a cunning and covert depiction of Spider-Man, who utilizes shadows to perform stealth takedowns in a 1930's-influenced, black-and-white cinematic environment.
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E3 2010: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions First Look

E3 2010: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions First Look

By Paul Semel - Posted Jun 08, 2010

Like the Super Bowl, the running of the bulls in Pamplona, and Springfield's Chili Cook-off, Activision Blizzard releasing a new Spider-Man game has become an annual event. And 2010 will be no different. Well, not entirely different. For while there is a new adventure for our friendly neighborhood wall-crawler, it's actually like four games in one.

Called Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions -- and slated to be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and DS this September -- the game casts you as four different versions of Spider-Man, each with their own abilities and settings. In the story, the Tablet Of Order And Chaos has been shattered into quarters, and it's up to the four Spideys from four different dimensions to put it, and the universe, back together.


Until recently, the game's developer Beenox (Guitar Hero: Smash Hits) had only revealed two of the dimensions: “Amazing,” as in “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which is the regular Marvel universe; and “Noir,” which is a recent film noir/pulp-flavored series of books that also includes comics for Wolverine, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Punisher, Iron Man, and X-Men. But at an event held a few weeks before E3, Beenox revealed a third dimension for the game: “2099,” which is based on a futuristic series of Marvel comics that started in 1992 with the books The Punisher 2099, Doom 2099 (as in Dr. Doom), and Spider-Man 2099, which was written by Peter David and drawn by Rick Leonardi.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

The “2099” is presented as a possible future to the regular Marvel universe, with our world turning into a dystopian/cyberpunk future like the one in the film Blade Runner. In the Spider-Man book, which was published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the character's first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15, a geneticist named Miguel O'Hara is studying Spider-Man's powers, only to gain these powers when an experiment goes awry.

(Not surprisingly, this game isn't the first time multiple versions of Spider-Man have appeared together. In 1995, the “Amazing” Spider-Man and the 2099 edition switched places in the book Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man. Plus there was that dream I had where Donald Glover was young Spider-Man, I was The Amazing Spider-Man, Alison Brie was Spider-Woman, and…uh, where was I?)

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

During the event where they announced the “2099” dimension, Beenox also explained how that part of the game would be different from the others. The “Noir” parts, they said, were more about stealth, which they illustrated by sneaking around an amusement park run by the crime lord Goblin. Here, they showed Spider-Man -- in a leather vest and goggles -- sneaking up behind guys like Sam Fisher and every other stealth action hero, though they also showed him using his web shooters to pull guys into the shadows, where he promptly beat them silly. Yeah, we'd like to see Sammy do that one.

By contrast, the “Amazing” universe is all about web-based combat and fisticuffs, and is thus closer to your typical Spider-Man game. It also employs the usual red and blue Spidey outfit, with this section of the game using an appropriately comic-influenced cel-shaded look.

Lastly, the “2099” parts they showed looked like New York City from The Fifth Element, Coruscant in the Star Wars films, and, somewhat fittingly, the Gotham City of Batman Beyond. In other words, there were lots of flying cars. In these parts of the game, Spider-Man's fighting style is more about mid-air battles, and he can even slow time, though they didn't explain if this is a function of his futuristic costume or his hyper-sensitive abilities.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

There was also a sequence where Spider-Man used his webs to stop himself from falling to his death, which was shown from the first-person perspective. Similar scenes have been shown before for other dimensions, but Beenox has yet to say anything about this mechanic.

Lastly, the Beenox crew announced that in the “2099” parts of the game, Spider-Man will be voiced by Dan Gilvezan, who played him in the '80s cartoon Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. In fact, all four of the voice actors playing Spider-Man in this game have done him in one form or another before. Though so far, the only other voice actor whose involvement has been announced is “Noir” Spidey, who's voiced by Christopher Daniel Barnes from the mid-'90s Spider-Man cartoon.

It also hasn't been revealed what the fourth dimension in the game will be. Though there are some good ones to chose from: Marvel Zombies, the Japanese-inspired Mangaverse, Marvel Apes, the one where Alison Brie returns my phone calls…. For that revelation, we'll have to wait until E3.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

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  • bignick4

    i want another game like web of shadows, the controls and fighting style were great, and the story was pretty good. but i'm not so sure that this game will be as good. i think they may be running themselves thin. i hope it's as good as web of shadows.

    Posted: July 13, 2010 5:27 PM
  • bignick4

    i want another game like web of shadows, the controls and fighting style were great, and the story was pretty good. but i'm not so sure that this game will be as good. i think they may be running themselves thin. i hope it's as good as web of shadows.

    Posted: July 13, 2010 5:25 PM
  • hotrod 127

    finally a spider man game i like the idea of using diffrent dementhions yahhhh

    Posted: June 14, 2010 4:08 PM
  • shriczilla

    im sayin it. zombie spider man. heard it here first. remember me when it happens

    Posted: June 11, 2010 2:19 PM
  • iwanneo

    Can wait to try it!! I just hope they improve the combat ,so far it looks great!!

    Posted: June 11, 2010 12:51 PM
  • Drakonzo

    I do like Spidey Noir a lot -have all of the comics-, and I have some 2099 one shots so this seems like it is going to be badass. I just hope the mechanics make sense, it isn't too linear and that they have better voice acting than the last game, which had garbage voice acting, despite how fun it was.

    Posted: June 11, 2010 9:06 AM
  • Angelicsin87

    Hope it isn't a fail but the huge web hammer is already a pre set back

    Posted: June 10, 2010 7:56 PM
  • crimmsiongamer

    i wounder if there more bosses then hammer head and kraven and the last two thats just for boss fights no fun

    Posted: June 10, 2010 5:41 PM
  • MartiansfromUranus

    Levels? NOO! spider man games are ALWAYS better in open world! way more webbing.

    Posted: June 9, 2010 1:58 PM
  • MartiansfromUranus

    Both Noir and 2099 were two comic books series made by Marvel Comics. I'm pretty sure there is no other spider man time period based comics out there. But, however, there was a few comics with spider man in the civil war, but that was Amazing-Spider man who just went back in time with a time machine made by Tony Stark. So I doubt they will do that. maybe it will be a totally new idea?

    Posted: June 9, 2010 1:55 PM
  • firecloud42


    I thought Noir would make a good game

    Posted: June 9, 2010 10:35 AM
  • TMW001

    Never thought I'd see 2099 in a game.

    Posted: June 9, 2010 8:44 AM
  • BlakeKellermann

    I really want this to be the Arkham Asylum of the Spider-man universe. I just hope the developers treat spidey with some repsect. Have they mentioned any of the villains appearing in the game yet.

    Posted: June 8, 2010 11:47 PM
  • mrzombiebob

    Does anyone else not like the idea of that giant web-hammer in the third image? Everything else looks nice though...

    Posted: June 8, 2010 10:15 PM
  • chillgentleman

    The concept sounds new and fresh, lets see how the execution is.

    Posted: June 8, 2010 7:10 PM
  • Grave_Chapel

    I figured they were going to use 2099 once I heard that Noir was being used. I would be surprised if the last dimension wasn't Ultimate. Ultimate Spider-Man is one of the best selling series in Marvel, it's almost a no brainer. However I did like Web of Shadows it was a fun game because I could web through NYC. A linear Spider-Man game just doesn't sound like a Spider-Man game.

    Posted: June 8, 2010 6:52 PM
  • narutrunks1

    it does look enteresting. but i dont know about buying it. because in september halo reach is coming out then on november cod black ops and then hopefully if they do make it left 4 dead 3 wich so far there is no news about. also i wanna get transformers war for cybetron in this month. and im still saving a bit of money just in case because i have noticed that almost every single first person shooter is making map packs for their online gameplay.

    Posted: June 8, 2010 4:00 PM
  • V_Translanka

    Oh, but this just reminds me of that first PSX Spider-Man game from Neversoft that had the great What If...? Mode, which should be in EVERY Marvel game! ^_^

    Posted: June 8, 2010 3:30 PM
  • shyguy

    I am waiting to see a serious spider man game. One that retells the original spider man story in a new fashion. I wish they would stop looking to the movies and comic books as artistic reference. Yet, stay true to what they are. But this game does look fun. Not going to lie. I just want to see a spider man like the batman game that came out. I don't think this is going to be it.

    Posted: June 8, 2010 1:55 PM
  • jtamer

    I LOVE 2099!!! I have the comic of when ASM & SP2099 meet:) I will tottaly buy this since Miguel (2099) is in this!!!!

    Posted: June 8, 2010 1:07 PM