Last week in New Zealand, Activision Blizzard held its annual Activate Asia conference to give media from the region a look at the key games for the 2008 holiday season. Among the games on show was the latest Spider-Man adventure, Web of Shadows. We had a chance to get our hands on an Xbox 360 development build of the game and spent some time swinging and punching our way through a symbiote-infected New York City.
Web of Shadows' story is being written from scratch and will feature new and unique elements not found in the comic and film series. That said, during our demo it was apparent that a nod is also being given to longtime Marvel comic fans. Classic characters, including Luke Cage, Venom, and the Vulture, will be making appearances to fight with and against Spidey. Though we didn't come across Wolverine in our play time, a trailer for Web of Shadows clearly showed off both normal and symbiote-infected Wolverine.
Activision reps at the event told us the game will feature branching storylines that will adapt based on the decisions you make, your behaviour in the gameworld, and subsequently the heroes and villains you associate with. We were told these decisions will also dictate the game's ending.