The wallcrawling adventure from Gameloft unleashes a symbiote update!

All-new characters swing their way into Marvel’s “Spider-Man Unlimited” from the symbiote-loaded “Venom Inc.” comic event. Players will get a crack at Agent Anti-Venom, Maniac, and more, along with an event and some new items. We talked to Gameloft Product Marketing Manager Sergii Gotsman to get the lowdown on everything coming to “Spider-Man Unlimited.”

Marvel.com: When have more symbiotes ever been a good thing for Spider-Man? I have a feeling things are going to get tricky for our heroes with this many baddies on parade.

Sergii Gotsman: It’s definitely worrisome, but as we’ve already seen in the comics (for example in “Venomverse,” “Poison-X” or “Maximum Carnage”), when faced with a greater threat, symbiotes can find a bit of common ground with the good guys and work with them. And with all the interdimensional menaces that threaten the Spider-Verse in “Spider-Man Unlimited,” I’m sure the Spideys and symbiotes can put their rivalry aside—at least for a moment.

Marvel.com: What can players expect from this update? We’ve got some new characters, some new items—and did I hear something about a new event?

Sergii Gotsman: Yes, we’re bringing in nine new characters, two new collectables and new limited-time events. Most, but not all, of this is tied to the recently concluded VENOM INC. comic books. You’ll be able to play as Agent Anti-Venom, Maniac (Lee Price), and Inkling versions of Black Cat, Hammerhead, and Mac Gargan, and take part in new Venom Inc.-themed events.

But it’s not only about “Venom Inc.— we’re also bringing some other heroes from the Spider-Verse into the fray, like Alistair Smythe, Ezekiel, Venom Angelo Fortunato, and Venom Zombie.

Marvel.com: The team is releasing nine new characters with the event? Holy moly, that’s a lot! Do you have a favorite? Anyone you want to take running?

Sergii Gotsman: In terms of my personal preferences, I really like Agent Anti-Venom—his 3D model looks really awesome and I like the idea that Eugene “Flash” Thompson is the new Anti-Venom of Earth-616. But I’m betting that Venom Zombie will become the community favorite from this update—Marvel Zombies has a pretty huge fan base and our players have asked about this character for a while.

Marvel.com: Can you tell us a little more about the items and event coming down the pipe?

Sergii Gotsman: As I mentioned, story-wise it’s tied to Venom Inc. In addition to running, fighting and web-swinging, players will have to collect Symbiote Samples and Astrobiological Serums—which are drawn from an important plot device in the original Venom Inc. story. You see, when Lee Price absorbed Mania’s symbiote and became Maniac, he developed a new ability—the power to infect people with pieces of the symbiote, giving him control over them. That’s where Astrobiological Serums come in handy—in small doses, they regulates the hormonal output of the symbiote and may help to get rid of Maniac’s influence.

The Venom Inc. events are scheduled to run until the end of April, and those who will have managed to collect all the new characters from them will also be rewarded with Rank Up cards and vials.

Marvel.com: What are you all most excited for players to get their hands on with this update?

Sergii Gotsman: I really like that we’re able to offer events tied to a recent Spider-Man story. I mean, we’ve just read VENOM INC. and now we get to enjoy it a bit more in the game. The whole “Spider-Man Unlimited team is eager to see how the community will react to it.

Marvel.com: Anything else that we need to know?

Sergii Gotsman: Be sure to keep up with all the latest news about the game on Facebook and YouTube—we’re constantly sharing art and videos from the game with our community there. And stay tuned, the next update—which we’re currently working on—will feature some crazy, titanic-sized stuff!

Pick up “Spider Man Unlimited” on Google Play and iTunes and stay tuned to Marvel.com for more news and interviews.

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Discover how a nameless man in an alley became one of Miles Morales' biggest foes!

Every Friday we use the powers of Marvel Unlimited to look back at the very first appearance of a major character, place or object that made waves this week.

Some bad guys are just too dense to give up the life of crime. No one embodies that more than Hammerhead, a gangster originally working for the Maggia who continues to offer trouble for arachnid themed heroes in the pages of SPIDER-MAN.

The mobster still uses his thick skull and underworld connections to make life hard for Miles Morales along with some help from Black Cat. Originally created by Gerry Conway and John Romita, Hammerhead debuted in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #113 back in 1972. 

Dubbed “Mister H,” he first appeared in a darkened boardroom as one of his men called in to tell him he’d offed Doctor Octopus’ informant Bernie. At the time Hammerhead wanted revenge on the multi-armed menace for taking out one of their numbers running operations.

An exhausted Spider-Man had to build an exo-skeleton to take out Doc Ock. Standing victorious over his fallen foe, the Wall-Crawler turned around to find Hammerhead and his goons with guns aimed at him!

In the next issue, the hero fully faced the new villain, going so far as to punch him square in the dome, quickly learning why he called himself Hammerhead. Though the mobster refused to explain his unique ability, we saw a flashback showing the details.

A discredited Doctor Harrow found a nameless man in an alley and decided to perform one of his unconventional experiments that gave him a steel alloy head. While unconscious, the man dreamed of old gangster movies which helped shape his identity after he awoke.

Though Hammerhead tried to bring Spider-Man over to his side, that failed and our hero did his best to squash the bubbling mob war between the two super criminals. Smacked down, Hammerhead fled the country for a while, but eventually returned to New York City to plague the Big Apple.

Flash Forward

After Secret Wars, Miles Morales not only found himself living on Earth-616, but also dealing with some of Peter Parker’s enemies including Black Cat and Hammerhead. The former, not a gangster in her own right, approached the latter about working together to take out the new spider on the block. Though neither fully trusted the other, ‘Head got swayed by the Cat showing him respect for his long career as a crook. They actually succeeded in getting the drop on him in SPIDER-MAN #45, but Miles dug deep, powered up his Venom Blast to unprecedented levels and took out an entire room full of bad guys! Miles even beat Hammerhead down, but couldn’t find Black Cat when she mysteriously disappeared. Clearly, the two criminals hold a grudge though as they continue going after him!

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