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Spider-man: Friend or Foe - WII - Preview

E3 2007 Preview

Sometimes your enemy is not the enemy you should be worried about. Peter Parker thinks that he has life all figured out. The bad guys may be numerous but at least he knows who they are and what they can do.

Knowing what they can do may prove invaluable when it comes to Spider-man: Friend or Foe, a pending release from Activision.

Our friendly, neighborhood Web-head is battling a host of bad guys – Doc Ock, the Goblin, Sandman and Venom – when, suddenly, they are whisked away. One moment they are there, then pop! – gone. A new menace has surfaced and Spidey will find himself teaming up with heretofore villains to combat the problem.

It is a new kind of game, with a story culled from the movie trilogy. Players will be able to switch between characters at any time in the game, and the game also features drop-in, drop-out cooperative gameplay.

And if you want a star-studded cast, you will be getting it. Not only are the bad guys playable and fighting with Spidey, but you will get a host of others (13 in all), like Iron Fist. And even Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. make an appearance.

The game’s combat looks similar to what has been realized before with jump attacks and web rodeo-style attacks from Spider-man. As for settings, the game sports international locales and there are versus-mode arenas that are unlocked through in-game missions.

Next Level Games (out of Vancouver, Canada) is the developer and the game should be hitting store shelves in the fall.

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