WonderCon 2011 is just around the corner (beginning April 1st) and this year, publishing behemoth Acitvision will be announcing a new video game tied to the Spiderman franchise. The title will be developed by Beenox, the folks behind last year’s Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions which was a unique entry to the series but failed to pick up the pieces after a chain of admittedly poor Spiderman games. Here is the official listing:
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-Manand Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions) and Marvel’s VP of games production, TQ Jefferson. Room 103
With the next Spiderman film a long way off, a video game tie-in is very unlikely at this stage. We would put our money on Beenox unveiling a project very similar to Shattered Dimensions, though perhaps reverting to an open-world gameplay structure first seen in Spiderman 2.