May 12, 2011
During a HTC event at Google I/O yesterday, Gameloft was showing off their 3D chops with Ultimate Spider-Man: Total Mayhem. We got a short chance to take a look at a new game that Gameloft tailored to the new 3D capable Android handsets. Spider-Man was one of our favorite iOS games of recent memory from Gameloft. Soon it will be out on Android and in 3D if you have the right device.
The game itself is a comic book story where you play as Spider-Man, exploring multiple levels and fighting bosses. Inspired by the Ultimate Spider-Man series of comics, the graphic style is sort of a merge of that and the original Spider-Man. You have over 20 fighting combos and moves. Controls are the standard thumb stick on the left, context aware action buttons on the right. Pretty standard for Gameloft games.
Take a look at the video from the iOS version for a good idea of the game and the gameplay. It obviously doesn’t show the 3D.
The 3D effect on the HTC Evo 3D was pretty spectacular, while less pronounced than 3D images or movies on the device. The 3D effect is reserved, but very well done and less distracting than what the 3DS offers. You really see the 3D when Spider-Man throws a criminal directly at the screen. Very nice.
We can expect Spider-Man 3D to ship either on the 3D devices or around the time they are released. Gameloft has not been specific on the matter, but this is one to keep an eye out for.