Following up on the compelling-yet-flawed Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Activision once again taps developer Beenox to handle the next Spider game, with a grand reveal slotted during a panel at next month's Wondercon in San Francisco, with some very special guests.
While I wasn't a big fan of Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions overall, I did appreciate the skill and care that Beenox brought to the franchise, so I'm quite interested to see what the developer brings to the heavily webbed table next. It looks like my wait won't be long, as a Wondercon 2011 panel slated for April 2 promises to spill the details on Spider-Man's next big video game adventure.
4:30-5:30 Activision Spider-Man- Marvel, Activision, and acclaimed developer Beenox are headed to WonderCon with all-new Spider-Man videogame content! First, take a tour with Beenox down memory lane of the award-winning Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, and discuss their post-launch reactions and what key learnings from the fans they are applying to future games. Next, be the first to check out exclusive details, screenshots and videos of the next Spider-Man game, with game development talent from Beenox, acclaimed Marvel writer Peter David (co-creator of Spider-Man 2099), voiceover talent Josh Keaton (voice of Spider-Man in The Spectacular Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions) and Marvel's VP of games production, TQ Jefferson. Room 103
Those are some intriguing guests, aren't they? Josh Keaton voiced Ultimate Spider-Man in Shattered Dimensions, which would seem to point towards a reprisal of the role, but the what about Peter David, the co-creator of Spider-Man 2099 and one of my personal favourite authors? Is it a 2099 game? An Ultimate Spider-Man game? Are we going to get a Shattered Dimensions sequel? We'll find out come April 2.
As long as Peter David's involved, count me in.