One of the more exciting things to come out of E3 was the announcement of a Spider-Man Play Set for Disney’s video game Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes. This was an expected announcement following the several Spider-Man teases in the announcement trailer, and subsequent game trailer, but it was still a cool announcement nonetheless.
The Play Set which comes with Spider-Man as a playable character, as well as Nova, Iron Fist, Nick Fury and Venom has an interesting storyline. which features Spider-Man’s arch-nemesis The Green Goblin capturing Venom to extract and clone symbiotes in order to destroy Spidey and S.H.I.E.L.D. But he doesn’t do it alone, Goblin hires Mysterio as his right hand man and second-in-command to wreak havoc on the Marvel universe.
Now that sounds like a pretty interesting storyline for a video game, but Marvel and Spider-Man comic fans shouldn’t worry because the man behind Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man, Brian Michael Bendis took some time out from penning comic book narratives and wrote the Spider-Man Play Set storyline himself. Which means that at the very least it’ll be well written!
It also means that the storyline for the game will stay true to the characters thar are within it, there’s no danger of Disney, or game developer Avalanche games making any monumental character cock-ups with Bendis is the picture, as comicbookresources have revealed, every peice of writing for the game had to go through, and be approved, by Bendis first. CBR go on to post a quote by Disney Interactive’s Matt Solie, given at E3.
“It was really, really important to us that we had a very high level of commitment to their brands, to support them and make them great,” Solie, the game’s producer, said. “That’s why we’re so sensitive and we try to make sure ‘Let’s get Bendis in here to take a look at this.’ And literally, everything he’s taken a look at, he’s given the thumbs-up on.”
This is surely good news, I’ve read Bendis’ work on Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man and it’s pretty good stuff, the man knows how to write and having an official comic book writer on board to shape a video game storyline is certainly a good thing!
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