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As early as 1993, Marvel was touting the possibility of releasing a game based on the 2099 universe. However it wasn't until 1996 when it was announced that Mindscape Inc. was to develop a video game based on 2099 characters. Gaming magazines referred to it simply as "Marvel 2099," though an article in 3D Design reveals that the full name was Marvel 2099: One Nation Under Doom. When Mindscape succumbed to financial troubles,  production of the game came to a halt. Had the game been released, it would have been the first video game appearance for both Spider-Man and Ghost Rider 2099 as well as a host of others that have [to date] not made the jump to the Marvel "gaming" universe.


For detailed information on what this game would have been like, I refer you to the archived page of the excellent 2099


All of the images, unless otherwise credited, are courtesy of Mark Flitman, Executive Producer on the game.

Thanks Mark!

Related Links


2099 [archived page]


Article on the cancelled game


Punisher 2099 gameplay footage

via the 2099 UG message board

[Credit to The Driver for finding this!]


Libera Cielo video clips via the 2099 CD project

Brochure for Marvel: 2099

Courtesy of Mark Flitman

Ghost Rider 2099

Courtesy of Mark Flitman

Spider-Man 2099

Courtesy of Mark Flitman

The Thing, from Fantastic Four 2099

Courtesy of Mark Flitman

Since its introduction in 1992, Spider-Man 2099's costume has been remarkably popular and arguably iconic in its own right. With the cancellation of the Marvel 2099 game from Mindscape, Spider-Man 2099's first videogame appearance came in 2000 as an alternate playable costume in the videogame Spider-Man from Activision. Spider-Man 2099 was one of 8 alternate costumes in the game and is unlocked either by collecting all 32 comic books hidden throughout the game or using the password: TWNTYNDN. This was followed up with a sequel in 2001, Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro in which Spider-Man 2099 was also made available as an alternate playable costume. This time Spider-Man 2099 was one of 18 alternate costumes. You can unlock the costume either by using the WASHMCHN cheat code or completing the game 2 times in a row on Normal difficulty. The costume deals double damage to opponents.

Costume select from Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro


In 2007, 2K Games published Ghost Rider for the PS2 and PSP systems to tie-in with the Nicholas Cage led film. In a first for the character, Ghost Rider 2099 was featured as one of several alternate costumes for the PS2 and PSP iterations of the game. For the PS2 system, the costume is made available to the player after beating the game on Easy Mode. On the PSP, the costume becomes available after clearing every level in Story and Challenge Mode on the "punishing " difficulty.

Screenshot courtesy of Timo

Screenshot courtesy of Timo

Spider-Man 2099 continued to appear as an alternate costume over the next couple of years. He can be found in 2008's Spider-Man: Web of Shadows and 2009's Marvel Super Hero Squad. For both he was exclusive to the Wii versions of the game.

Spider-Man 2099 costume in Web of Shadows


2010 became a milestone year for 2099 fans with the release of Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. For the first time Spider-Man 2099 was featured not as an alternate costume, but as a playable character, integral to the game's story. The story of Shattered Dimensions centers on the Tablet of Order and Chaos, which after being broken, creates problems across different dimensions. Madame Web recruits Spider-Mans from four different realities to restore balance to the multi-verse. In the 2099 universe, Spider-Man 2099 faces both all-new 2099 villains as well as some familiar faces to claim his reality's fragment. The game's story was written by veteran comic writer Dan Slott. Slott subsequently returned Spider-Man 2099 into the Marvel comics continuity proper during his Superior Spider-Man series. He also wrote the Spider-Verse crossover event which would, similar to Shattered Dimensions, bring together Spider-Mans from across the multi-verse. 

The game introduces a new Goblin to the 2099 mythos, Hobgoblin 2099. When they meet, Spider-Man 2099 mentions that he has met a Goblin before. The look of the Hobgoblin's mask bears a strong resemblance to Goblin 2099 from the original Spider-Man 2099 series. Also new to 2099 is Serena Patel, alias Doctor Octopus 2099. Serena heads Alchemax's Shadow division and serves as Spider-Man 2099's final boss in the game. Returning faces include Scorpion 2099,  who is identified as being really Kron Stone, thus making this the 2009 Time-Storm version of the character. Exclusive to the DS version of the game, players battle Vulture 2099.

Despite the presence of Scorpion 2099, the Spider-Man 2099 character is closer to the original than the Time-Storm version. First, he's portrayed as an adult rather than a teen. Secondly when Spider-Man 2099 enters the Alchemax building, he gives the reason for his familiarity with the company's security as being that his true identity works there (as opposed to the Time-Storm version of the character whose father is the one who works at Alchemax).

Also of note is that for the first time you can select an alternate costume for Spider-Man 2099, instead of Spider-Man 2099 being the alternate. The alternate costume for Spider-Man 2099 is Flipside from Spider-Man 2099 #29 & 30.

Spider-Man 2099 was voiced by Dan Gilvezan who previously voiced Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends.

Related Links


Spider-Man 2099 E3 2010 reveal Trailer

Spider-Man 2099/Scorpion teaser

Comic-Con 2010 "All Are Known" Trailer

Voice Actors - Behind the Scenes

Concept Art by Nivanh Chanthara

Four Spider-Men

Doc Ock Lab

Scorpion 2099


Concept Art by Hugo Puzzuoli

Menu Concept

New York 2099

Environment Concepts

Scorpion, End Credits

Free Fall

The following year, 2011, proved to be a big year for Spider-Man 2099 in video games. First it saw the release of Spider-Man: Edge of Time. This game once more featured Spider-Man 2099 prominently as he shared equal billing with his Amazing counterpart. The plot of Edge of Time concerns Walker Sloan, a scientist at Alchemax who perfects time-travel technology and alters history to bring about the rise of Alchemax in the 1970s. Spider-Man 2099 (Miguel O'Hara) enters the time portal while he makes the changes, and thus remains immune to the changes brought about in the timeline. When he exits, his 2099 is completely changed. Using a device of his own making, Miguel manages to make contact and communicate with Peter Parker in the past. In this way, they work together to correct the timeline. Their quest brings Miguel into conflict with some of Peter's rouge's gallery (Anti-Venom, Doc Ock) meanwhile Peter briefly travels to 2099 and faces future versions of Black Cat and, most shocking of all, himself. Peter learns that his 2099 self is CEO of Alchemax and he must aid Miguel in stopping himself from re-writing the timeline.

Edge of Time is notable in that the story is written by Spider-Man 2099 co-creator Peter David. Thus readers will find many strong links in the game to the comics. Name drops include mentions of Virtual Unreality, Stark/Fujikawa, to Miguel's password being Lyla.

The DS version of the game differs substantially from the console version in that it introduces 2099 versions of various Marvel characters not seen in the comics or in the console version of the game. These include Big Wheel 2099 (descendant of the original), Arcade 2099, and Overdrive 2099.

This time around, Spider-Man 2099 was voiced by Christopher Daniel Barnes, who is known for previously voicing Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1994 animated series, Spider-Man. He also voiced Spider-Man Noir in the previous game, Shattered Dimensions.

That same year Spider-Man 2099 appeared as a playable character in Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, where he was voiced by Yuri Lowenthal.

Finally Ghost Rider 2099 appeared in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as an alternate costume for Ghost Rider.

Related Links


Interview with Christopher Daniel Barnes, voice of Spider-Man 2099

E3 2011 Interview with Creative Director Gerard Lehiany

Concept Art by Hugo Puzzuoli

Gallery of Concept Art



More 2099 characters made their video game debuts in 2013. While Spider-Man 2099 again appeared as an un-lockable costume in Lego Marvel Superheroes: Universe in Peril the game also provided Doom 2099's videogame debut. Doom is listed as "Doctor Doom 2099" and his appearance is based on the original armor which debuted in Doom 2099 #1. Meanwhile Hulk 2099 and Human Torch 2099 (from the 2099 Time-Storm series) both appear as alternate costumes in Marvel: Heroes.

With the release of the second entry in Sony's second Spider-Man trilogy came the eventual video-game tie-in. Released in 2014, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 featured both Spider-Man 2099 and Flipside as alternate costumes. Also that year was the release of Spider-Man Unlimited, a mobile game which allows players to play through storylines taken direct from the comics. Among the storyline adapted was Spider-Verse thus bringing Spider-Man 2099 in as a playable character in the game.

Screenshot courtesy of Nicholas Koonce

Screenshot courtesy of Nicholas Koonce

2015 has seen Spider-Man 2099 appear in Marvel Mighty Heroes, an online brawler game. He was also added to the roster of available characters in Marvel: Avengers Alliance. Surprising is the appearance of Captain America 2099, Iron Man 2099, and Black Widow 2099 fresh from their introduction in the Secret Wars 2099 limited series already being made available to players of Marvel: Future Fight.


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