In order to help the Amazing Spider-Man save the future, Spider-Man 2099 has to save the past. That's the kind of convoluted story you get when you start messing with temporal physics, but who cares when it looks this good?
Activision and developer Beenox of Shattered Dimensions fame showed off Spidey's latest time-twisted adventure this weekend at WonderCon in San Francisco, and now we get a chance to see what we've missed. Looking at the trailer and the screens, it looks as if the game is looking to play around a bit with 2099 continuity. What if the Alchemax corporation wasn't supposed to be in complete control of 2099 New York? What if that entire dark storyline was the result of some terrible event in the past?
It seems a bit sketchy, fiddling about with established continuity like that, but they do have Spider-Man 2099 co-creator Peter David handling writing duties, so I'm sure he won't do anything foolish. Well, nothing too foolish, at least.
We'll find out the full extent of his foolishness this fall, when Activision releases Spider-Man: Edge of Time.