Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions Developer Interview

Q&A with Philippe Arsenault, Game Designer, Beenox

COMBAT MECHANICS, BOSS FIGHTS AND FIRST-PERSON COMBAT

1. You have been a game designer for many years. How did you specialize on combat design?

Aside from being a designer, I am also a martial artist, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work on the combat system for Shattered Dimensions.

2. Boss fights are a huge part of super hero games. How did you try to break the mold in designing boss fights for Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions?

This time around it is not only about beating the boss at the end of a level. Bosses in Shattered Dimensions are omipresent throughout the whole gameplay experience. For example, Hobgoblin goes around flying in the city, blowing stuff up as he is being chased by the Public Eye Patrol. However, the police of the future are also after Spider-Man 2099, who has been labeled a renegade. This whole setup calls for some interesting three-way fight situations.

Photobucket


3. Speaking of first-person combat, what do you think that mode brings to the gameplay experience?

First-person combat brings the action to an up-close and personal level, as Spider-Man will need to fight some of the most powerful villains face to face. While it certainly adds a lot to the tension and thrill of the fights, it also acts as a reward for the player to enjoy when the time comes to deliver the last blow.

Photobucket


4. Could you tell us a little more about the different combat mechanics? Are they different from one universe to the other?� (2099, Amazing and Noir)

While they share the same set of moves, each Spider-Man gets his own fighting style, which generates a different animation and feeling when it comes to combat across all four dimensions. Amazing Spider-Man can create various weapon shapes out of spider web and use them in battle. Spider-Man 2099 makes use of his claws and talons in a very acrobatic fashion. Noir’s stealth abilities are complemented by a more traditional, street-fighting style.

Photobucket


5. Spidey encounters several enemies. Are the combat mechanics specific to each enemy as well?

Spider-Man will encounter human enemies as well as various kinds of creatures and robots. Humans are the most versatile opponents, as they come in various sizes and can be equipped with different kinds of weapons. The player will need to adapt his strategy accordingly. For example, Spider-Man can use web shots to blind range-weapon-equipped enemies and disarm them. He can also use his web to quickly approach heavier enemies when their guard is down.

Spider-Man 2099 has a special Accelerated Vision power that slows down time. He can use it, for example, to direct missiles back to their sender.

In Noir, there will be some situations where you are discovered and forced to fight. Spider-Man Noir will also encounter villains of differing sizes and abilities and must use his unique fighting style to overcome his opponents.

Photobucket


Otherside: Again I say this game is looking better, and better! But what do you think? Please, comment below!

MARVEL'S MIDNIGHT SUNS Has Once Again Been Hit By A Release Date Delay
Related:

MARVEL'S MIDNIGHT SUNS Has Once Again Been Hit By A Release Date Delay

MARVEL CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS: Fight Of The Valkyrie Trailer Introduces Her Character And Gorr The God Butcher
Recommended For You:

MARVEL CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS: Fight Of The Valkyrie Trailer Introduces Her Character And Gorr The God Butcher

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3 Slated For Christmas 2024 Release; Set For Showdown With AVATAR 3
Gear up for an old fashioned box office showdown in December 2024, as Paramount has dated the highly-anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog 3 on the same day as Disney is expected to launch Avatar 3!
MARVEL'S MIDNIGHT SUNS Has Once Again Been Hit By A Release Date Delay
The highly anticipated Midnight Suns video game has been hit by another release date delay, and it doesn't sound like it will be with us this side of Christmas! Find more details after the jump...
TOMB RAIDER: New Report Details How MGM Lost Movie Rights After Failing To Start Production On Sequel
MGM losing the movie rights to the Tomb Raider franchise left Hollywood pundits speechless, but a new report sheds some light on what went wrong, and yes, it involves "creative differences." Check it out!
TOMB RAIDER Sequel Scrapped After MGM Loses Franchise Rights; Reboot With New Star Officially In The Works
MGM waited too long to move forward with the Tomb Raider sequel starring Alicia Vikander, and a reboot is now officially in the works with a new Lara Croft. Find more details on that after the jump...
STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC Video Game Remake Put On Hold; May Not Be Released Until 2025
Another highly anticipated video game has been hit with a significant delay, and things really aren't looking good for the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake based on this latest update...

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com