Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions might be the Ultimate Spider-Man game
It’s been awhile since we’ve covered Shattered Dimensions. We thought the game looked Amazing then, but it looks even better now.
If you aren’t aware, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is not a sandbox Spidey game. Instead, the developers at Beenox decided to go a route more similar to Batman: Arkham Asylum. This means that the gameplay is much more refined and focused on the storyline. No more pointless catch the balloon missions!
In Shattered Dimensions there are four unique Spider-Man universes features in the game. There’s the classic ‘Amazing’ Spider-Man (voiced by Neil Patrick Harris), Spider-Man 2099 (voicework by Dan Gilvezan), ‘Noir’ Spider-Man (with voicework from Christopher Daniel Barnes), and lastly, the Ultimate version of Spidey wearing the symbiote costume (voiced by Josh Keaton). And worry not, true believers, Stan Lee will be narrating all the action.
Each Spider-Man has unique abilities and gameplay mechanics that matches their character. As you can imagine, Amazing Spider-Man is more web-based and can create weapons such as hammers. Noir Spider-Man is more stealth oriented and has you lurking in shadows as you stalk your enemies. Spider-Man 2099 is full of crazy acrobatics and combos, and Ultimate Spidey uses the symbiote costume to whip enemies into submission. There’s even a first person view during some portions of the game, which seems like it might be more annoying than anything else.
The four dimensions also introduces certain villains from each universe. You’ll encounter enemies such as Kraven, Juggernaut, Vulture, the Green Goblin, Scorpion, Deadpool, and Carnage as Spider-Man tries to restore order in all four realms.
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions webslings onto store shelves on September 7th in North America and on the 10th in Europe. If you pre-order from Gamestop you will receive a Cosmic Spider-Man costume for each dimension. Pre-ordering at Amazon gives you the Iron Spider-Man 2099 bonus costume and an exclusive concept art book.