Cletus Kasady, AKA Carnage, is making his way to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, and he's much more than another Spider-Man clone.

Carnage is what happened when comic book writers looked at one of Spider-Man's most powerful foes, Venom, and decided he just wasn't dangerous enough. Marvel describes Carnage as a total psychopath with no sense of honor, where Venom is a slight psychopath with a fair to middling' sense of honor.

Over at the official Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 web page, lead animator Adam Olshan assuages players concerns that Carnage winds up just another version of Spider-Man or Venom.

We used the word "vicious" a lot when talking about how he should look. "Crazy" too, because of the background of who he is and what he is. I worked mostly on his basic melee combat. That's when we really pay attention to how we can differentiate that character. Spider-Man needs to be agile & springy. Venom was more of a bruiser, like a huge jungle cat who attacks with lethal clawed swipes. For Carnage, we wanted him to feel as quick as Spider-Man, but as dangerous as Venom (or worse). We ended up with a very "slashy" character. Carnage is like a lunatic knife fighter: cutting people up quickly and messily, without much concern for how he looks doing it.

As of right now, all we know is that Carnage is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 eventually. He sounds interesting, but Carnage remains one of my least favorite Spider-Man characters of all time, so unless they put him in a pack with someone more interesting, I probably won't be biting this time around.

Carnage Strikes Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2S

Carnage Strikes Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2S

Carnage Strikes Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2S

Carnage Strikes Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2S

Carnage Strikes Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2S