Activision is enlisting top television and film actors for the upcoming comic book games Spider-Man: Edge of Time and X-Men Destiny. Today they announced who will be playing key roles in each game.
Spider-Man: Edge of Time's voice cast is headlined by Val Kilmer. He'll be playing the role of Walker Sloan. Smallville and V star Laura Vandervoort will voice Spidey's main squeeze Mary Jane. Katee Sackhoff, better known as Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica, will play the Black Cat.
Sucker Punch's Jamie Chung, Heroes star, Milo Ventimiglia, and Friday Night Lights regular Scott Porter (Jason Street!) will voice playable characters in X-Men Destiny. Each character is a young mutant learning to come to grips with their powers. They've been created specifically for this game.
Some or all of these actors will appear at the Activision Marvel Video Games Panel at San Diego Comic Con. During the panel they'll discuss their roles in these upcoming games. The event, which will also be attended by Stan Lee and Peter David among others, will take place on July 23rd at 10 am.
In Spider-Man: Edge of Time, players control Amazing Spider-Man as well as Spider-Man 2099. The two must work together to prevent the death of Amazing Spider-Man. The actions of Spider-Man in the present are said to affect what happens to his futuristic counterpart. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions studio Beenox is developing Edge for the PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS and Wii.
X-Men Destiny puts players in the shoes of a young mutant. Will they use their powers for good or evil? In addition to making moral decisions, players must also choose how to upgrade and customize their character. Silicon Knights is preparing the game for a PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii release. Other Ocean is developing a DS version of this game as well as Edge.
Both Destiny and Edge of Time will be playable at Comic Con this week. Stop by the Activision booth (#5445) to get some hands-on time with each.