If you ask Gamezeboâ€™s own Nick Tylwalk (who leads a double-life as the editor of the comic book site Bam! Smack! Pow!), heâ€™ll tell you that Gameloft has a spotty track record with superhero games. Itâ€™s a conversation Iâ€™ve had with him time and again. But with Spider-Man Unlimited, I doubt that conversation will be necessary.
An endless runner announced earlier today, Spider-Man Unlimited will put players at odds with The Sinister Six as they traverse New York, unlocking 23 different playable Spider-Men as they go. And yes, the trailer looks great.
If youâ€™ll allow me to get extra nerdy for a moment, I really like the choice of Spider-Man Unlimited as the title. Itâ€™s both a reference to an old comics series (and crummy TV show), as well as a hint to the gameâ€™s endless nature.
While theyâ€™ve had some Marvel missteps, I think the success of Despicable Me: Minion Rush shows that Gameloft knows a thing or two about endless runners. (And yes, I even liked the endless Iron Man 3 game they did). If youâ€™re lucky enough to be in the LA area, the game will be playable at E3 next week.
Expect Spider-Man Unlimited to hit iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices this September.