Carnage in Ultimate Spider-Man?

While Activision and Treyarch have been keeping most of the laundry list of evil villains under lock and key for their Ultimate Spider-Man game (due for a late Sept 2005 release across the PS2, Xbox and GameCube platforms) it appears that their attempts have been foiled by an unsuspected source: their own marketing department.

Spiderfans will be able to select from the regular version or an enhanced Limited Edition. Listed on EBGames.com, the Limited Edition is said to come with:

  • G4 Special: Making of Ultimate Spider-Man
  • Exclusive interview with Stan Lee
  • Character bios: Spider-Man, Venom, Beetle and Carnage
  • Developer tricks and tips
  • Special Edition Ultimate Spider-Man Comic Book

Observant readers will notice Cletus Kasady’s more maniacal alter-ego mentioned under Character Bios. Since we know that Spider-Man, Venom, and Beetle (Rhino as well) will be appearing in the game, it’s not farfetched to assume Carnage will also be appearing.

Ultimate Spider-Man is set in the Ultimate Marvel Universe which is an alternate reality to the 616 Universe (where the regular Marvel comics reside such as the Amazing Spider-Man, where Peter Parker is an adult). The USM game developed by Treyarch and authored by Brian Michael Bendis with artistic direction from seminal USM artist Mark Bagley will feature a 15 year old Peter Parker coming to terms with his powers and will also give players the chance to play as Venom.

USM is currently slated for release on September 26th.

by vaughn
08/05/2005 11:04AM
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