Spider-Man: Web of Shadows announced

Just one day before the New York City Comic Convention, where Activision will hopefully be showing off the game, we get news of a brand new Spider-Man game coming out for all major platforms. The game, being developed by Shaba Games and Treyarch, will be titled Spider-Man: Web of Shadows and will feature the same open world gameplay that the previous Spider-Man games had except this time with a bit more emphasis on battling in the air as well as on the ground. You will also be able to decide whether you’d rather be the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man that everyone knows and loves or turn more towards the side of evil. Villians and good guys will populate the sprawling New York City and it will be up to the player to decide how to interact with them.

No word on the story or who the main villain of the game will be but from the trailer above, which features wall crawling bad guys and plenty of black tendril things, it looks very Venom Symbiote-esque. Plus with the whole “losing control” motif and the ability to choose either the path of good or evil it isn’t hard to assume that this game is looking to tackle the whole Venom/Spider-Man story a little better than Spider-Man 3 did (both the film and the game). I’m also liking the almost post-apocalyptic look of New York in the end shot there. It certainly gives the game a very epic feel. That VideoGame Blog will be attending the NYCC this weekend and will have some sit down time with Activision so come back later this week for as much info on this game and a few others as we can suck out of them. The game is scheduled for a Q3 of this year release.

[See also: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows gallery]