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Wild rumour of the day – A Superman game may be up, up and on the way

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It’s one of those slow news days, where the barrel that we usually scrape for tidbits of info has been thoroughly emptied, forcing us to go through another barrel at the bottom of the first barrel. I have no idea where this analogy is going, but here’s some maybe-news to keep the day rolling:

It looks like Superman may be getting his very own video game soon. And from none other than Batman: Arkham Origins developer, Warner Bros Montreal.

I am of course, basing all of this off a screenshot that was posted on Twitter by VGFGamers, which shows the Man of Steel in his New 52 costume:


Further analysis (See mom? Those criminology classes weren’t a waste of time!), shows what appears to be an Xbox selection of buttons and, erm…more skins? This looks completely and utterly fake, and I’d take it with the largest pinch of salt imaginable.

For reals though, I’d love a proper Superman game.

The last son of Krypton may be able to outrun a bullet or stop a speeding locomotive with a burrito fart, but he’s been unable to really crack the video game market. Just about every single game starring Superman on the NES and other vintage consoles was worse than his costume choices in the 1990s.

And let’s not even talk about Superman 64, a video game so legendary for it’s unique awfulness, that it’s the closest that we’ll ever come to making actual Kryptonite.

And the only recent Superman game which made an effort to make the Man of Steel larger than life, was the Superman Returns tie-in game way back in 2006. Thing is, as bad as that game was, it actually nailed certain aspects of Superman that I’d dig to see in a proper big budget video game.

Flying was a joy, the powers were an absolute blast and the battle against a Jaeger-sized version of Metallo was actually pretty damn excellent. It’s just a pity that the rest of the game was a proper stinker.

And after several years of Batman, it’s time for a real Superman game. Give the fans something that has the greatest hero of all time going toe to toe with planetary threats, fights that topple skyscrapers and odds that are ridiculous to the extreme.

Give a gamer a title that is all about hope, as opposed to the dark and gritty world of Batman. And I’d pay good money for that, for the chance to join a real Superman game in the sun.

Last Updated: July 6, 2015


  1. Man, Superman 64….


  2. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    July 6, 2015 at 10:10

    Your analogy was going for barrelception. 🙂


  3. Captain JJ Browmehn

    July 6, 2015 at 10:20

    If they treat it like they did the Batman games (Arkham Knight aside) I will be SO up for this. We need more decent superhero games!


    • Nikola

      July 6, 2015 at 10:49

      Arkham Knight is an awesome game best Batman game I played better than the previous 3, unless you play it on PC of course since they royally fucked that up!


      • Captain JJ Browmehn

        July 6, 2015 at 10:51

        That’s the sad part of it actually. It doesn’t matter how great Arkham Knight is, the pc gamers will remember it as a bad game because that was their first experience. Since I only play on PC, my impression of it is that it’s a broken, unplayable game that will only be bought a year or more from now when it’s fixed and cheap on sale.
        It deserves better, I’m sure, but this was WB and Rocksteady’s mistake, sadly they’ll pay for it.


        • Nikola

          July 6, 2015 at 10:54

          Yeah I understand where you coming from and you have every right to be pissed I would be as well! I am sure it has left a bad taste in people’s mouths it’s not fair towards the PC crowd one bit. Thing is I would have pre ordered the game since I love Batman so much and would have gotten so screwed over like most PC gamers did! It is a great game really though I must say but I think I would have done the same as you!


  4. Nikola

    July 6, 2015 at 10:47

    Only people that should make superhero games are Rocksteady the rest I just do not trust thank you very much! For console of course not for PC;)


  5. Lollies the Laughing Lollipop

    July 6, 2015 at 11:23

    To hell with Superman all his game where Shite.. What we need is a open world HULK video game, where he just rages through the US wrecking shit. fight off bad guys like Abomination, Col Fuckface Ross and all those rejects. bring in a few nice puzzles as Bruce Banner.


    • Dutch Matrix

      July 6, 2015 at 11:30

      Sweet fuck! Proof that internet should be kept from 14 year olds that only this morning sprouted pubic hair.


      • Lollies the Laughing Lollipop

        July 6, 2015 at 11:54

        Proof you should keep your bek, naai.. why am I 14.. because i dont think there has been a decent Superman game since 4eva. or fact that I believe with Frost Bite 3 Engine, with its Destruction Physics now a days in video games will make for a proper bases of a True HULK game. Just because you like to rewatch the shit that is Eric Banner/Edward Norton HULK that’s not true HULK.


        • Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

          July 6, 2015 at 15:56

          He says you’re 14 because you clearly haven’t started English classes yet. Which is a rather generous age estimate.


  6. WitWolfy

    July 6, 2015 at 13:12

    I wouldn’t hold my breath…


  7. Deepthroat Ghoul

    August 21, 2015 at 00:53

    The real reason I believe that everybody thinks that all the Superman games suck, is because none of them “capture the spirit of the character”.

    Now, I’m not a programmer, but to tell you the truth, a game that captured the spirit of Superman would be really boring as hell.

    Here’s what a real Superman game would be like:

    You fly around Metropolis, beating up everyone, not taking any damage, then Lex Luthor shows up with a load of Green Kryptonite, and you automatically lose. The End.

    Does that sound like a fun game? No, it doesn’t.

    I understand that people think a game where you get to be the real Superman would be fun, but it’s not possible. A game needs to have difficulty and you need to be able to lose.

    If you REALLY want to feel like Superman, then get a Game Genie, Action Replay, or Game Shark, put in an invincibility code, and presto, you’re the invincible REAL Superman, and all the fun and challenge is gone.


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