It's only been a few months since Activision and developer Beenox brought Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions to current-gen consoles, but the team is already hard at work on its next release. According to Joystiq, Activision revealed that fans can expect an unspecified Spider-Man videogame by the end of the year during its Q4 financial call, although no other details were provided. Considering Marvel's upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man animated series is expected to premiere in the fall, however, there's always a chance that corner of the Spidey-verse could be tapped in time for the 2011 holiday season.Beenox has already handled a symbiote-suited version of Ultimate Spidey in Shattered Dimensions, while Activision published a full-on Ultimate Spider-Man title back in 2005, which puts the publisher in a pretty good position to capture the vibe of the animated series. Of course, it's a little premature to know just what that vibe may be since no footage has been previewed yet.

If an Ultimate Spider-Man animated series title isn't in the works, however, fans would just as likely be stoked for a sequel to Shattered Dimensions, which has been rumored ever since Activision signed on Beenox as its go-to Spidey studio last month.

Whatever version of Spidey gets tackled, it'll probably be the last game fans get their hands on before an adaptation of the 2012 film starring Andrew Garfield hits. With any luck, it won't be a karaoke game based on Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

[Via Joystiq]