New Spider-Man game being unveiled at WonderCon April 2

Next month's comic book and sci-fi convention will feature first details of Beenox's next webslinger game.

From April 1 to 3, San Francisco will be the scene of WonderCon 2011, the latest in the 24-year-old series of sci-fi and comic book conventions. Besides the usual offerings of cosplay and celebrity sightings, the expo will offer a variety of presentations on various forms of media, ranging from anime to video games.

The next Spider-Man game is coming out of the shadows on April 2.

On Saturday, April 2, one such session will be of interest to both comic book fans and gamers. During a 4:30 p.m. talk simply called "Activision Spider-Man," Marvel VP of games production TQ Jefferson, Marvel writer Peter David, and voice-over actor Josh Keaton (who played the lead in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions) will be on hand. They will present "all-new Spider-Man video game content," including the debut of "exclusive details, screenshots, and videos of the next Spider-Man game."

Also in attendance will be various members of Beenox, the French-Canadian studio that was handed the Spider-Man franchise by owner Activision earlier this year. Beenox's first crack as lead developer on the franchise actually came last year with Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, which received a positive critical reception.

Beenox's tenure helming the Spider-Man franchise could potentially be lengthy. Though Spider-Man creator Marvel Publishing is now owned by Disney, Activision secured the rights to the comics kingpin's webslinger through 2017.

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TxtBin
TxtBin

@N0tYrBeezin It just seems ironic that you say 'Yes like we didn't have enough of spiderman games already!' I just can't believe you said that cause no one seems to be complaining that everything out now is a generic first person shooter priced ridiculously for their mediocre campaigns and short replay value. At least Spider-Man is something refreshing.

shadowfan4life
shadowfan4life

I though Shattered Dimensions was pretty clever. Sure it was short, but the story kept me interested in it. You have my happiness for the next spidey game! :D

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

Ultimate Spider-Man is still my fav. if only I had that game back when I was a 10 y/old.

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

Will it be available by the time the new movie comes out next year?

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

@pakhair: My thoughts exactly. I haven't even played Shattered Dimensions yet!

pakhair
pakhair

Shattered memories was a good game but it's too soon for next one. ACTIVISION WHEN WILL YOU LEARN (Face Palm)

N0tYrBeezin
N0tYrBeezin

@TxtBin How the hell did we start from Spiderman and end up in Call of Duty and FPS again? What? Wow you just want to drag everything plus the kitchen sink into this, do you?

TxtBin
TxtBin

@N0tYrBeezin Yes, like we don't have enough Call of Duty rip offs and mundane first-person shooters out on the market already... Seriously dude, like 80% of games coming out now are FPS games. I'd play anything to get myself away from that ****.

N0tYrBeezin
N0tYrBeezin

Yes like we didn't have enough of spiderman games already! One is suckier than the next!

thribs
thribs

I thought Neil Patrick Harris played the lead and Josh played the Ultimate version.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Anyone wanna bet its an adaptation of the upcoming film?

BrooklynRome250
BrooklynRome250

A gud Spiderman game to me, needs Hobgoblin, Kingpin, Lizard, Black Cat, Venom, Carnage, Toxin, Electro, n who ever im forgetting.

steven141
steven141

Oh great, activision. Get ready for a cheap run of the mill game i guess. Hope i'm wrong though.

gudni
gudni

Strange to see this on the same day i started playing Shattered dimensions. I´ve only finished the tutorial and 2 levels but so far it´s a pretty good game.

Lexxurious
Lexxurious

Yes! A new Spider-Man game is coming out, guess i need to get Shattered Dimensions asap.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Haven't played a Spiderman game since Enter Electro on the PS1 and that was brilliant. I would however like to play Shattered Dimensions...looks surprisingly good.

gohoanq
gohoanq

yay. also... Yes. PLEASE DON'T GIVE US ANOTHER CRAPTASTIC CAMERA :x

1superman
1superman

Wow, there's a lot of people that liked "Shattered Dimensions." I kinda thought it was too linear, and the controls and camera angles weren't very responsive.

hardcoreLazors
hardcoreLazors

Hopefully they make that good exciting story that's in the spectacular spiderman series. Like a dark story with epic fighting

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

I still remember Activision bringing out games like Rome: Total War, and not looking any more greedy than any other company. I wish I could say the same now... When did Shattered Dimensions come out? Exactly...

bottomdollar
bottomdollar

I know I might get so many thumbs down, but it is bad to ask for co-op Spider-Man game that resembles Seperation Anxiety or Maximum Carnage? And please, for the love of goodness, let this NOT be hype about the upcoming movie-tie-in video game (although Spiderman 2 was a GREAT GAME!)

lowkey254
lowkey254

Shattered dimensions didn't have free roam? I was going to get it, but... I need free roam. That's why Spider-man 2 was the best one ever.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Spiderman.. The master of making things sticky without even being seen..

pokecharm
pokecharm

is it bad that I didn't know about this conference, though, I live on the East Coast, so I doubt I'd ever go...San Diego Comic Con...now that sounds cool!

Darth_Kane
Darth_Kane

Hopefully they'll bring back free roam, I didn't like Shattered Dimensions

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

My personal Favorite spider-man games are... Spider-man vs the Kingpin (sega CD) Spider-man and the X-men in Arcade's Revenge (snes) Spider-man: Maximum Carnage And of course Ultimate Spider-man (which was cool since you could play as both the main character and Venom) Oh! and i almost forgot about the spider-man arcade game since it had 4 playable characters (blackcat, namor and hawkeye as well as the webhead lol) Anyhow...i will admit Shattered Dimensions turned out pretty good and was fun so i'm looking forward to hearing about this next game.

jokerman_28
jokerman_28

i'm excited to know what the new game will be like. hope it will be awesome

mideonnviscera
mideonnviscera

Spider-Man games peaked at Spider-Man 2. They missed the boat on making the perfect Spider-Man game because that one was based on the movie, but the open-world concept has already been done so one based on the comics would still be boring, a la Web of Shadows.

pszone
pszone

They got to go back open world again and try not to srew it. i really think they should done it in the first place my option, and i think they should put online open world to keep the fans instesteding i think what was missing in spiderman 3 didnt got pp instesting and plus mistake in 3rd game. Was hard so i guess what i trying to say Activevision get off your butt make this happen or come hire me to do the game. because i have great ideas of 28 year old person to keep the fans happy.

Altaireed
Altaireed

The last one was decent enough to keep me interested.

slayersdeath200
slayersdeath200

YAY cant wait to see what its going to be like hopefully more of WOB that SD and that it is in a different universe than Amazing or Ultimate

Harrymanhunter1
Harrymanhunter1

"sigh" another Spiderman game!! why? But if they are making one they should follow the footsteps of Spiderman 2 and Spiderman WOS

badtaker
badtaker

shattered dimension was pretty good i hope they make better than it

FojMohsin
FojMohsin

Can't wait for it! :D. They better reveal it soon.

davetbeau
davetbeau

@grey_fox1984 Yeah, you're right. I knew all that information too about Raimi's love for the 60's villains and how he never understood Venom. You can blame fans (like me) who wanted Venom so much that they "made" Raimi add him in to please us. Now, all I feel is disappointment on the way he was handled. Then again, if he was never in 3 I would've been disappointed too. I just hope 3 never ruined Venom for future films. The Symbiote story line really needs its own film. Two if needed be. Spider-Man 3 was my most anticipated movie at that time, ever! I think The Avengers takes it now.

Prime99
Prime99

I agree grey fox. They need to have the open world like Spiderman 2. MAN! Spiderman 2 was my fav spiderman game! I I beat it so many times... i lost count! :) Anyways, as far as the combat goes, the combo system of fighting is okay.... but, have you ever thought about this? Have you ever seen the way spiderman fights in the movies? Why not have that sort of fighting in his next game? I want to see him fight like he did in the rain scene on Spiderman: The Movie (2002) :)

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

All I can say about this game is that if they go back to open-world like the Spiderman 2 game, that'd be awesome but they should LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES SANDBOX GAMES HAVE MADE IN THE PAST!!!! Namely, variety in objectives- Spiderman 2 REALLY suffered from that, and in the post-Assassin's Creed 2 world, the gaming community should not forgive less. (I singled out AC2 because the repetitive objectives are what killed the first game, but Ubisoft learned the lesson for the second)

Sparticus1013
Sparticus1013

Spider-man deserves it's own "Arkham Asylum". edit - Clearly I'm an unoriginal bore, since 90% of the rest of the comments here have said the same thing. Still, the point is valid.

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

@davetbeau Don't blame raimi for ruining Venom- blame Sony Pictures for making him shoehorn Venom into his Sandman movie. Raimi was always vocal about the fact that he didn't think Venom fit into his universe and that Venom was never a character he particularly liked (Raimi drew a lot more inspiration from the silver age Spiderman comics than the darker 90s books that I grew up with- can't say I AGREE, because I think Venom's awesome; but I understand where he's coming from). Had the focus been on Sandman and the Harry Osbourne arc been developed better, I think his third movie would've turned out a lot more satisfying. I really wish we could have seen his Vulture/Lizard movie he was planning for the fourth; and find it terribly ironic that Sony Pictures shut it down because the villains weren't marketable... but now The Lizard is going to be the first villain in their new series- movie studios are weird.

Izzo_va
Izzo_va

please represent spiderman 2099 in free-roaming style!

toddx77
toddx77

@SillySkeleton Exactly. I would love a Spider-Man game with the voice actors from the 90's cartoon, JMS writing the script, and most of all Activision not part of the project in any way.