Spider-Man: Edge of Time is a 2011 video game based on the superhero Spider-Man, developed by Beenox and released for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii. The game was directed by Gerard Lehiany and Ramiro Belanger. The story, written by Peter David, Ramiro Belanger, and Gérard Lehiany, revolves around both Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man, and Miguel O’Hara, Spider-Man 2099, as they combat a new threat across space and time and attempt to save both of their realities. The game is a sequel to 2010’s Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, although Spider-Man Noir and Ultimate Spider-Man are not featured, only mentioned.
Gameplay contains a “cause-and-effect” system in which one Spider-Man’s actions will affect the other and vice versa. It was released on October 4, 2011, in North America, on October 14, 2011, in Europe, and on October 26, 2011, in Australia. Edge of Time is the second Spider-Man title to be developed by Beenox, after Shattered Dimensions, and the first one released since Activision and Marvel’s decision to make Beenox their lead developer on future Spider-Man games. Spider-Man: Edge of Time, along with most other games published by Activision that had used the Marvel license, was de-listed and removed from all digital storefronts on January 1, 2014.
Spider-Man: Edge of Time is a linear third-person action-adventure video game where the player assumes the two versions of Spider-Man, spanning across the traditional Marvel Comics universe and the futuristic 2099 universe; the game automatically switches between the two Spider-Men. The gameplay is similar to that of its predecessor Shattered Dimensions: players can web swing, web zip, crawl walls, and use the ‘spider-sense’ to identify enemies or objects of interest. The Spider-Man 2099 free-falling sections from Shattered Dimensions also return, as does the upgrade system; XP is earned from completing various challenges with each Spider-Man and can be used to purchase new fighting moves, increase stats, or unlock alternate costumes. Both Spider-Men have a new exclusive ability: the original Spider-Man (Peter Parker) has a “hyper-sense” mode, allowing him to move quickly, pulverize enemies one at a time or run through elaborate laser defense systems without getting hurt; Spider-Man 2099 (Miguel O’Hara), meanwhile, can create a fake simulation of himself to divert an enemy, to either attack without them noticing or to move to another area unharmed while their attack destroys something in front of him, such as a highly secure lock.
|Released||NA: October 4, 2011|
EU: October 14, 2011