By Kenny Mahoney
Get ready to slip into some new threads, Spider-fans!
We know you're excited about the upcoming release of the "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" video game, but we're giving you even more reasons to be hyped about the game's September 7 release by featuring the alternate costumes you'll unlock in the game!
Below you'll find the latest info about Spidey's alternate in-game costumes, as well as their origins, where you can use them, and where you can find them in the pages of your favorite Marvel comics!
Costume: Cosmic Spider-Man
Dimension: All Dimensions
Story: A mysterious energy source known as the Uni-Power travels the universe in search of those most in need of its ultimate power--something Spider-Man knows all too well, having been chosen as a "Captain Universe" in the past. With the fate of reality itself in the balance, this persona has split itself through four dimensions, bonding with the Spider-Man of each. While this division has lessened its cosmic strength, the Uni-Power still offers a much welcome power boost to each hero.
First Appearance: MICRONAUTS #8 (1979)
*Please note that the Cosmic Spider-Man costumes are GameStop pre-order exclusives.*
Costume: Scarlet Spider
''Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions'' Scarlet Spider costume
Story: For a time, there were two Amazing Spider-Men. The second, a clone of Peter Parker who named himself Ben Reilly (taking the first name of "his" uncle and the surname of Aunt May), assumed the guise of the Scarlet Spider, fighting alongside his "brother" until Peter decided to take a break from super heroics. Soon after, Ben assumed the role of Spider-Man himself, until his death at the hands of the Green Goblin.
First Appearance: WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #118 (1994)
Costume: Negative Zone Suit
''Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions'' Negative Zone costume
Story: When the Amazing Spider-Man attempted to free some innocent bystanders from a vortex leading to the Negative Zone, a hero named S.H.O.C. lent his Darkforce to Peter to help, altering his costume. And as far as Spider-Man Noir is concerned, its dark colors make for an excellent suit in which to sneak around.
First Apperance: SPIDER-MAN #90 (1998)
''Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions'' Mangaverse costume
Costume: Mangaverse Spider-Man
Story: In the Mangaverse dimension, a young Peter Parker boasts an expected assortment of spider powers, serving as a ninja in the Spider-Clan. After his sensei, Uncle Ben, was murdered by the evil Ronin Venom, Peter set out on a quest for vengeance. Though his dimension holds no Tablet pieces, it is every bit as threatened as all of the others, and he stands eager to assist should Ultimate Spider-Man need a breather.
First Appearance: SPIDER-MAN: LEGEND OF THE SPIDER-CLAN #1 (2002)
Costume: Iron Spider
''Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions'' Iron Spider costume
Story: Tony Stark created this technologically advanced costume for Peter Parker shortly before the Heroic Age's Civil War, but Peter parted with it after changing sides in the conflict. Somewhere along the way, Miguel O'Hara came across an Iron Spider costume of his own, possibly a relic once worn by a team known as the Scarlet Spiders that was trained by Taskmaster as part of the post-Civil War Initiative.
First Apperance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #529 (2006)
''Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions'' Spider-Armor costume
Story: Peter Parker wore the Spider-Armor only once during his long stint as the Amazing Spider-Man, but its design has stood the test of time and has only grown more popular over the years. The pseudo-metallic compound Peter created to defend himself against the high-caliber firearms of the New Enforcers is cheap and commonly available in 2099, making authentic reproductions of Spider-Armor a Halloween staple. Miguel O'Hara dug this one out of his closet.
First Apperance: WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #100 (1993)
While you'll unlock most of these alternate outfits by playing the game, you can get your hands on some of these suits sooner by pre-ordering "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" from different retailers such as Amazon, Kmart and Walmart! But remember, the Cosmic costumes are only available when you pre-order at GameStop.
Be sure to check out the gallery below for even more images of these awesome new costumes, and stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" and all your favorite Marvel games!
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