SAN DIEGO--Spider-Man: Edge of Time now has a firm date that it is ticking toward. As part of Activision's preview event tonight, the publisher said its latest installment in its webslinging action adventure franchise will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and 3DS on October 4.
With Activision-owned studio Beenox now the primary developer on the Spider-Man franchise, Edge of Time spans multiple iterations of the Marvel-created universe--namely, the contemporary Amazing Spider-Man universe and that of Spider-Man 2099. The latter is based on a 1992 comic series, which introduced an alternate-future version of Spider-Man. The Spider-Man 2099 series was scripted by famed Marvel writer Peter David, who is also penning the plot for Edge of Time.
Spider-Man: Edge of Time will task players with saving the life of Peter Parker in the modern-day Spider-Man universe in order to prevent an errant timeline from creating a bleak, apocalyptic future. The game will feature "cause-and-effect" gameplay, where one Spider-Man's actions will affect the other Spider-Man's timeline.
With Comic-Con 2011 setting up shop in San Diego this week, Activision has released a new trailer for the game, which can be found below. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Spider-Man: Edge of Time.