Venom, Carnage, and many more run wild and it's up to you and Spidey to stop them!
The villainous Green Goblin, after failing to corner the world’s supply of ISO-8 with the help of alternate universe versions of the Sinister Six, turns to Venom and a new roster of multiverse allies. An onslaught of symbiotes and hosts, both familiar and brand new, come barging into the world of “Spider-Man Unlimited” and it falls to Peter Parker to stop them all from gaining a foothold here in this universe.
We spoke with Gameloft’s Vitaliy Gladiyenko about these new arrivals and what they mean for your ‘Spider-Man Unlimited’ experience!
Marvel.com: Symbiotes are about to rain down on earth and cause some serious—and surprising—problems. What can you tell us about the impending invasion?
Vitaliy Gladiyenko: As you may know, the portal to our dimension was opened by the Sinister Six some time ago to summon more versions of themselves to help collect each bit of ISO-8 on our planet. After the plan didn’t have great success, Goblin and [company] decided to go further and pull in more backup from the alternate universes. At the same time Madame Web was in coma and had a vision of something deadly coming. After she awakened, Nick Fury paid her a visit and she told him everything, and that Peter Parker was at the center of the upcoming events. That was a reason for Fury to recall Peter from his current mission and send a few other agents for a recon pass through hot spots to get more data about what’s going on, because some agents reported they spotted unusual activity around few abandoned city facilities. That’s how it begins!
Marvel.com: Mary Jane hasn’t been seen in action with a symbiote suit; what inspired her design in “Spider-Man Unlimited?”
Vitaliy Gladiyenko: Yes, you won’t find her in any comic book. However, there’s a variant cover for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #678, where she appears as a host body of the Venom symbiote. This variant cover was our only reference for this character.
Marvel.com: And she’s sure to be a heavy hitter for anyone’s team. What abilities will she show off?
Vitaliy Gladiyenko: Pretty good ones: 40% bonus to score from defeating a boss and +2 to combo counter from attacks. A great addition to your roster!
Marvel.com: Can you clue us in to what other Spidey heroes and symbiote villains we might see in this story?
Vitaliy Gladiyenko: Sure! Besides some of the symbiotes, that have been released by now, you’ll be able to play as five brothers and sisters: Scream, Lasher, Agony, Phage, and Riot. There will be also some exclusive additions to the roster, like Kingpin Venom, Eddie Brock as Toxin, Venom X, Mayhem, Mania, Scorn, and some others. As you can see, it’s really raining symbiotes!
Marvel.com: Alongside the incoming symbiotes, a new Collections feature has been added, allowing players to track the heroes and villains on their roster and earn rewards. How will all of that work?
Vitaliy Gladiyenko: Yes, we really wanted to organize the whole variety of characters that the game has. Players will be able to access new sections in the game, where they’ll see a bunch of “collections” which are just groups of characters, pooled together by different characteristics: the same story they were in, origin, gender etc. Once you have all characters from a certain collection, you can claim the reward for completing it. This way we encourage players to recruit all [the] Spideys the game has, learn about them.
Marvel.com: Anything else you can tell us about what’s coming up in “Spider-Man Unlimited”?
Vitaliy Gladiyenko: Well, I can tease something: we’re planning a new story arc after symbiotes, which will start in January and this story will be a nice intro for our next big feature. This story will be about evil Spideys and classic villains like Scorpion, Kraven and others. This list might be a clue for the next feature.