[This is for the fans and the devs. Please read through and tell me what you think, I've been thinking on this a long time. Also I give up any creative rights of these concepts to Activision, Marvel and whomever they decide will be the next developer team (be it Beenox or Shaba or whomever) if they want to use any of this. (Not that I have to clarify that, but why not?)]
Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt
2----->Online (See, "Multiplayer")
Spider-Man: Plays similar to The Amazing Spider-Man game. His default appearance is that of Shattered Dimensions Classic Red/Blue.
Black Cat: Similar control style, but different visuals for moves. Her default appearance is that of "Evil That Men Do".
Mysterio(Ultimate), Venom(Classic/Mcfarlene), Carnage(Classic), Hobgoblin(Green Goblin is available via a skin/palette swap. Both in their classic/80's appearances), Doppleganger, Shriek, Electro(MUA2), Rhino(classic), Kraven(classic). Kingpin and The Hand(DLC), Bullseye(DLC, classic)
Firestar, Daredevil(DLC, classic red), Elektra(DLC, classic), Venom(if not fighting him currently in-game), Black Cat/Spider-Man (whichever one you aren't playing as.)
~Appearances: (characters that may be in a cutscene, or located on the map, but don't fight in-game)
Harry Osborn(current), Mary Jane Watson(classic), Gwen Stacy(Ultimate/goth), Aunt May(Ultimate), Carlie Cooper, J. Jonah Jameson, Max Modell and The Lucky Seven, Norman Osborn, Black Widow(WOS), SHIELD Operatives, Matt Murdock
The game has an open world/free-roaming concept. The map returns to the size of Spider-Man 2, with indoor and outdoor areas available at any time on the sandbox map. Gangs, hidden hideouts, and many of the side missions from Spider-Man 2 also make a return. Included is a special feature called Random Villain Encounters. This is where the map will show a random appearing crime marked in yellow on the map, (story missions are green, stores are blue, random crimes are red). If you go to the yellow marked location, you will find a randomly generated villain causing trouble. It could be Mysterio, Venom, Carnage, Hobgoblin (or Green Goblin really just a skin), Doppleganger, Shriek, Electro, Rhino or Kraven (once the game is beaten). These characters have increased health, and are as tough as sub-boss fights.
To clarify about above...RVE's, Car crashes, fires, gang fights, police standoffs, children asking spider-man/Cat to do tricks, teens asking him/her to beat certain times, people needing to go to the hospital, car chases, break ins, and secret gang hideouts are some of the "Random crimes" that happen. These are generated randomly, and infinitely throughout the city. Even after beating the game you can keep going.
Time of day passes on it's on. Also a "clockwork" feature allows weather to change based on the console's inner clock.
The combat system is reminiscent of the Rocksteady Studios-developed Batman game series (Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City) using a freeflow design and counter attacks, with the similar controls as The Amazing Spider-Man. The aerial moves from Spider-Man 2 return!
Depending on the mission, the player may have the option of using "Summons" like in Web of Shadows. Each Mission is available concurrently after completing Chapter 1. Chapter 0 is automatic, when the game begins. Experience points from missions,dates and from collecting spider tokens augment the upgrades purchased at stores. See below about stores.
By visiting stores, Peter Parker (and only as Parker) can buy combat moves, "Summon" Upgrades and other upgrades with cash from photo missions. As Peter Parker, you can't do story missions. You can visit comicbook stores for the above mentioned upgrades, or family/friends for help/hints.Spider-Man can change into Peter Parker and back into Spider-Man at various areas marked by a web bookback, throughout the map.
*Dates and Mini-Games (Optional)
The "story" is chapter based and so the continuity is up to the player. Whether it's "Ultimate", "Amazing" (current or past), or a hybrid. So that means that Peter is available to play as and can visit Horizon Labs or The Daily Bugle. You can do photo missions at the bugle or do a mini game at Horizon Labs, or both. Likewise, "dates" are available for MJ, Gwen or Carlie Cooper. As Peter, you go out to dinner and they quiz you on the Marvel Universe. MJ focuses on Spider-Man questions, Gwen on Peter and his life, and Carlie on the overall Marvel Universe.
Like Marvel Ultimate Alliance, the correct answers award you EXP, completing a whole date with 100% accuracy awards bonus EXP. After five succesful dates, whom you've been dating becomes your girlfriend. So, for example, if you date MJ 5 times then you can no longer date Gwen or Carlie. You can however, go to visit MJ at her apartment for advice or hints. And her apartment works like your own: replay old missions, review cutscenes, look at virtual figurines, change costumes, etc.
The game uses a unique damage system—the more damage Spider-Man takes, the more his suit is damaged; returning to his apartment or changing into Peter Parker repairs the suit. Each chapter features a specific costume to be worn that could be unlocked once that chapter is finished. Those costumes are featured below beside the chapter title. If you visit your apartment, your can change costumes and return to the chapter, if you'd like to wear a different suit or armor.
~Black Cat: (Note: The controls for BC work the same, but obviously she's not stick to walls, it's her nails. And instead of webs, it's a grapple hook)
Black Cat is playable during the third chapter, and can also be unlocked as a sandbox playable character. She can't change into Felicia Hardy, but her outfit does take damage. She has to return to her apartment to repair it. The controls all work the same [Except, obviously the camera is replace with binoculars]. Black Cat can stop random crimes, and fight RVE's, however, she has her own mini-games. These take the place of jobs and dates.
*Cops and Robbers: The player has to break into the volt before time runs out.Her cell phone has something called the "Vault Breaking App" which allows her to break into digital locks. This is a mini-game in and of itself for the player to beat. After breaking in and stealing an item, she has to race back to her apartment before Spider-Man catches up to her. If he does, you have to fight Spider-Man (with whatever upgrades you've given him).
*Stealth: You must break into a facility and steal certain objects without being seen. (Like Chang's lab/photo missions in The Amazing Spider-Man)
*Hero for Hire: A cutscene begins where someone explains to you a situation: House on fire, bank robbery, villain destroying an area, gang fight, etc...And offer you a certain amount of money to stop it. If you fail, you obviously get no money. If you were supposed to protect someone, a certain percentage is taken of based on how much damage they've received.
*Black Cat has the Classic, Ultimate, Mangaverse, and Web of Shadows outfits available in comicbook shops to purchase.
|Wall Crawl (Near Flat Surface)|
|Wall Run (Manhattan Only)|
The player can switch between, "Web Shooter", sticking to buildings where there is realistic physics, or "Kid Mode" where it's easier and doesn't necessarily connect. This also holds true for Black Cat's grapple. "Web Shooter" mode will shoot a double web in certain instances, to help the player stabilize the character. If playing as Black Cat, she shoots a grapple and so her "swinging" animation is different.
Online, you can play game tours which are like the Batman Arkham City/Arkham Asylum Combat Challenges. A room full of enemies, and you select either Spider-Man or Black Cat, and fight your way through.
Story-Mode's Plot: (Each Chapter is only the synopsis of the story. The actual gameplay would be broken up into several sub chapters or parts)
~Chapter 0: Madame Web (*Your default costume available throughout the game is the Shattered Dimensions Classic Red/Blue)
Parker has a lot of challenges ahead of him, and a destiny to continue doing great things for the world. He has always been the underdog, but Madame Web wants to award him for being the hero he's been. She hides spider emblems all over the city. Each one only visible to Parker. Each one he collects awards him extra experience points within the game. And when he's collect all of them he will be ready to face the challenges ahead.
~Chapter 1: Kraven's Last Hunt (Black Suit*)
Broken, defeated and desperate, Kraven tries one last time to defeat Spider-Man. However, this time he's gone insane. He challenges Spider-Man to a fight in public, in Times Square, and appears to shoot him. The news report that Spider-Man is dead, The Avengers are busy, and the Fantastic Four are in another galaxy. It seems like a dark day for the city. Kraven takes the body and buries him in a special coffin. He galavants around New York City dressed as Spider-Man, fighting crimes and kidnaps Vermin. Spider-Man turned out to be drugged by the rifle, and awakes after these events, intent on finding Kraven and finishing what he started. Upon, fighting Vermin and Kraven, Kraven let's Vermin free into the city and tells Spider-Man that he's done, he already won. He shoots himself with the rifle. As the building begins to self destruct, Spider-Man is forced to leave.
~Chapter 2: Flowers for Rhino (Amazing Spider-Man Movie* costume)
With the city unsure if Spider-Man's alive or not, criminals are running wild. Rhino receieves a surgery that makes him super intelligent. He is able to overthrow the criminal underworld of New York City and take control of it. When confronted by Spider-Man, Spider-Man is defeated. However, being intelligent becomes problematic because people like The Kingpin and Osborn fight Rhino for control. While the Rhino is in no danger of losing his social power, it's much more "political" than he thought it would be. It is a much more complicated life, with much more sacrifice to maintain. He opts for a surgery to return to how he was.
~Chapter 3: Ultimate Side (Play as Black Cat, Ultimate or Classic*)
Kingpin killed Felicia Hardy's father and she wants revenge. She intends to kill him. Upon breaking into Wilson Fisk's building, she finds that Mysterio appears to have already done so. Mysterio leaves, but she searches through Kingpin's vaults and finds a "Zodiac Key". Taking it home, thinking that it's worth a sizeable value, she does some research and finds that it holds great power. Mysterio tries to steal it back, and they fight across the city. Near the edge of Manhattan she tries to use it's "Wishing Capabilities" to wish Mysterio away, but unable to wield it properly, she causes a huge explosion instead. Mysterio takes it from her as Spider-Man appears. It becomes a three-way battle, but eventually Spider-Man and Black Cat defeat Mysterio after teaming up. Spider-Man turns the Zodiac Key in to Black Widow and SHIELD for safety.
~Chapter 4: Teamwork (Rubber/electric-proof* suit)
Peter's having trouble emotionally after dealing with Kraven killing himself in front of him and being unable to stop it. He talks to Black Cat. Felicia had something similar happen and she's able to meet up with and console him about it. She tells him of the evil that men do, and why it's the nature of some people. Unfortunately, when they meet up, Electro is causing troubles and they have to take him down. Days later, Electro attacks Spider-Man when he's alone and makes him beg for his life in public to embarass him. Luckily, the city doesn't know if it's the real Spider-Man or still Kraven. He calls up Cat and they combine forces to take down Electro.
~Chapter 5: Medium Carnage (Armored Spider-Man*)
With villains running amok and the city thinking it has no more heroes, riots break out. Cletus Kassady escapes from Ryker's Prison in the chaos and ignites more riots around the city. He gets the normal civilians to attack each other. Spider-Man finds that the source of the problems isn't just Carnage, but Doppleganger, Hobgoblin and Shriek. It's something he can't do alone and needs the help of Venom, Black Cat, and Firestar. Venom helps him, but warns that things haven't changed. The chapter ends with Kingpin making Venom a mysterious offer.
~Chapter 6: Destiny (This chapter is only unlocked after finishing Chapter 3 and 5, you can play as Spider-Man or Black Cat, finishing this chapter unlocks WOS Black Cat and Noir Spider-Man)
Kingpin apparently survived Mysterio's attack, as it was all part of a much bigger plan. They needed to test the "zodiac key" and so they allowed Black Cat to fall for it and loot Kingpin's loft so that she'd think it was her idea. The breakout at Ryker's was caused by Kingpin's goons. They needed a destraction to steal the Zodiac Key back from SHIELD. Kingpin attempts to form a new Sinister Six. Electro, Mysterio, Hobgoblin, Rhino, Venom.. and Kraven! Kraven tricked Spider-Man the way that Mysterio tricked Black Cat. He reminds Spider-Man that he shot himself with the same rifle that he shot Spider-Man with. You can play as Spider or Cat and the other is a "summon" to fight onscreen with you. The whole city is the boss field, and you're up against all six at once.
~Epilogue: Tomorrow..(After collecting all Spider Emblems and beating the main story, Mangaverse Black Cat and Miles Morales are unlocked)
Black Cat and Spider-Man meet up at Felicia's place. He thanks her for all of her help, she says that's what friends are for. She makes a comment about whomever the player chose Parker to date. After talking a bit, they hear a report about gangs becoming more bold. "Gang Tours" are unlocked throughout the city. You can play as Spider-Man or Black Cat or both (with a 'Summon'). When you finish those, there would be a closing cutscene, but the world is still open for the player to play in.