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Spider-Man: Edge of Time is a 2011 video game starring Spider-Man.

Gameplay

The gameplay in Edge of Time is very similar to the gameplay in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. Upgrades are available for both Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099. Spider-Man (Peter Parker) features a hyper-sense mode, which allows him to move quickly, pulverizing enemies one at a time or running through elaborate laser defense system without getting hurt. Spider-Man 2099 can create a fake simulation of himself to divert an enemy, to either attack without them noticing or to move to another area unharmed while their attack destroys something in front of him, such as a highly secure lock.

Plot

The game begins with Spider-Man (Peter Parker) battling Anti-Venom, who kills him. Rewinding back to the start of the event, in the year 2099 Spider-Man (Miguel O'Hara) investigates Alchemax scientist Walker Sloan. While spying on him, Spider-Man 2099 discovers Sloan plans to travel back in time to establish Alchemax years before its time, allowing him to rebuild the company in his own image and dismantle its corporate rivals before they are even established. Spider-Man 2099 arrives just as Sloan enters his Gateway, but jumps through the portal too late to stop him. Trapped in the portal, Spider-Man 2099 sees visions of the original Spider-Man being killed (though not by who). Being spit back into 2099, Miguel (unaffected due to being trapped in the portal) discovers Sloan's interference has reduced New York City to a horrifying dystopia. Miguel uses Peter Parker's DNA, stored within the company's archives, to create a chronal link with him, back in the present. (Peter's question if the "other me's are in his head, suggests this takes place in the same continuity of Shattered Dimensions.) Spider-Man, now working for Alchemax in the genetics department instead of the Daily Bugle, is warned about his death on the 66th floor. However, Spider-Man refuses to obey his orders to flee if there's a psycho on the loose and travels to the 66th floor.

During their talks, the two Spider-Men discover the wormhole between their timelines has created a 'quantum causality field', with the result that actions taken in the past automatically change the future; an example being Spider-Man destroying a force field generator results in a force field blocking Spider-Man 2099's path in the future being replaced by robot sentries. Traveling to the 66th floor, Spider-Man finds himself confronted by Anti-Venom, Sloan and Dr. Octopus. Spider-Man battles Anti-Venom, who drains his powers to the point of death. Seconds later, Spider-Man 2099 pulls Peter through the Gateway in an effort to save him. Leaving Peter in the future to heal, Miguel travels into the past and battles Anti-Venom, breaking the chip that allowed Sloan to control him. Furious, Anti-Venom knocks himself, Sloan and Octavius into the time portal, destabilizing it.

Both Spider-Men are stuck in each other's time, with events occurring such as Mary Jane Watson's near-death at Alchemax before Miguel saves her, and a confrontation with Black Cat 2099. Both Spider-Men are hindered by Octavius' tentacles, which appear out of nowhere. While investigating the company's central archives to work out how to repair the portal, Spider-Man learns that he will become the CEO of Alchemax thanks to an anti-aging drug, with his future self having set up the entire crisis for his own ends. With the portal repaired, the Spider-Men return to their proper times, but something follows Peter back to his; a large bloated version of Anti-Venom with Octavius' tentacles, which is dubbed "Atrocity", Spider-Man lures it into a trap and takes a DNA sample from it, allowing Spider-Man 2099 to decipher the readings; the creature was created by Anti-Venom's blunder of pushing Sloan and Octavius into the portal with him, fusing them together.

Just as Spider-Man 2099 theorizes that forcing Atrocity back into the portal would disrupt and end the time storm, he is contacted by the CEO Peter, who reveals that he intends to harness the quantum storm to rewrite history and undo his past mistakes, making remaking the entire universe in his image. After a final battle with Atrocity and the CEO, Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 knock both of them into the gateway, the resulting release of quantum energy collapsing the bridge and ending the time storm, which also reverses the changes brought about by Sloan and the CEO, leaving no one but the Spider-Men duo with any memory of them. Spider-Man 2099 then gives Spider-Man a lecture on time travel, ending the game.

Cast

(*) DS version only

Actor Role
Josh Keaton Amazing Spider-Man / Peter Parker
Alchemax CEO
Christopher Daniel Barnes Spider-Man 2099 / Miguel O'Hara
Steve Blum Anti-Venom / Eddie Brock
Katee Sackhoff Black Cat / Felicia Hardy
Fred Tatasciore J. Johah Jameson
Laura Vandervoort Mary Jane Watson
Val Kilmer Dr. Walker Sloan
Carlos Alazraqui ?
Gregg Berger ?
Jim Cummings Arcade*
Curtis A. Koller ?
Dave B. Mitchell Doctor Octopus / Otto Octavius
Matt Nolan Alchemax
Nolan North ?
Khary Payton ?
David Anthony Pizzuto ?
Andre Sogliuzzo ?
Tara Strong ?
Keith Szarabajka ?
James Arnold Taylor ?
Kari Wahlgren ?
Ron Yuan ?

Trivia

Videos

Spider-Man Edge of Time Launch Trailer01:41

Spider-Man Edge of Time Launch Trailer

Christopher Daniel Barnes talks Spider-Man Edge of Time02:43

Christopher Daniel Barnes talks Spider-Man Edge of Time

Spider-Man Edge of Time - Voices of the Game Making of03:39

Spider-Man Edge of Time - Voices of the Game Making of

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