SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept 07, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Marvel's famous web-slinger is back in action and on store shelves in Spider-Man(TM): Shattered Dimensions from Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). Activision development studio Beenox has created a unique, immersive experience allowing fans to play as four distinct versions of Spider-Man in four unique worlds - Amazing, Noir, 2099 and Ultimate - in a race to save their universes against the villainous machinations of Mysterio, Carnage, Deadpool, Vulture, Kraven and more.
"The team at Beenox is giving fans an incredibly diverse Spider-Man(TM) video game experience," said David Pokress, Head of Marketing for Licensed Properties, Activision Publishing, Inc. "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions casts players in an epic action adventure where they battle in four different worlds, rife with classic villains re-interpreted within each world, offering a rich variety of gameplay and striking art styles in one unique storyline."
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions transports players to a variety of locations, from lush jungles and sand quarries to a futuristic NYC, and allows them to use unique gameplay styles for each Spider-Man, including stealth moves in Noir, gliding maneuvers in 2099, black-suited tendril attacks in Ultimate, and innovative web combat in Amazing.
Penned by acclaimed Marvel comic book writer Dan Slott, the story takes players on a mission to restore the magical energy of the Tablet of Order and Chaos, which has been shattered and scattered across parallel universes. Gamers are challenged to battle fan-favorite villains such as the lethal Kraven and a custom, never-before-seen Noir version of Hammerhead, in a quest to restore the fabric of reality.
Each of the actors voicing Spider-Man in the game has portrayed the web-slinger in previous Spider-Man animated television series. Neil Patrick Harris (Amazing Spider-Man) voiced the wall-crawler in "Spider-Man: The New Animated Series" in 2003; Josh Keaton (Ultimate Spider-Man) was the voice of Spider-Man in "The Spectacular Spider-Man" from 2008-2009; Dan Gilvezan (Spider-Man 2099) starred in "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" from 1981-1983; and Christopher Daniel Barnes (Spider-Man Noir) voiced the iconic Super Hero(TM) in "Spider-Man," the 1994 series.
Additionally, legendary Spider-Man co-creator and comic book icon Stan Lee will guide players through the storyline of Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions as the game's narrator, and Emmy Award-winning composer Jim Dooley has created an original orchestral score for the game.
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and is available now on the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system, Wii(TM) and soon to be available on Windows PC, all developed by Beenox. A Nintendo DS(TM) version, developed by Griptonite, is also now available and features a side-scrolling adventure full of unique villains, such as the first-ever appearance of Calypso Noir and two other boss characters created exclusively for this version.
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