Activision’s upcoming video game Spider-Man: Edge of Time could see the end, or possibly the death of Spider-Man as the gameplay will feature a new "cause-and-effect" system where one Spider-Man's actions will affect the other and vice-versa.
The game has been enhanced to a different level where it is no more a typical superhero game. Instead of fighting his usual enemies, the Spider-Man will now be caught in a dangerous plot across time and will involve time travel.
The story has been written by Peter David and is the second Spider-Man title to be developed by Beenox, following Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions of 2010. It is also the first since Activision's decision to make Beenox the lead developer on all future Spider-Man games.
The plot begins in the year 2099 when an Alchemax scientist Walter Sloan seeks to gain power and fortune by traveling back in time to the present day in order to use his knowledge of future technology to find Alchemax much ahead of time. This, in turn, causes the future of 2099 to change to dystopia where Alchemax is ruling the world. Miguel O’Hara (Spider-Man of 2099) is already aware of the plan and knows that it may cause the death of Peter Parker (Spider-Man) at the hands of Anti-Venom. Now both the 'Spider-Mans' act together across time to save the world and Peter Parker’s life.
Both have been made versatile in combat where one can make use of the other’s abilities. The 2099 mode has its own special combos. Miguel O’Hara can now accelerate his speed of movement which makes him more agile and harder to target. A good deal of connectivity has also been established between the present and the future Spideys.
Spider-Man: Edge of Time is set for an October 4 release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS, according to a ComicBookResources report.