It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Rumors of A New Superman Game by Rocksteady

A report suggests that Rocksteady is working on an incredibly ambitious and massive title for the legendary superhero. Can the great dev team keep Superman from being video game kryptonite? 

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Update: The rumor has surfaced once again, with the same source as before pointing toward E3 instead of a Game Informer reveal. The source was wrong before and is quite possibly wrong again, so take this with a grain of salt once again.

Original Story (November 3, 2017): Rocksteady Studios really rocked our worlds with the Batman: Arkham series of games (the good ones). The combat system has inspired many games since and the stories throughout introduced players to A-list villains all the way down to the outcast Z-listers of Gotham. Now, the team is rumored to be taking on the nearly insurmountable task of making a good Superman video game.

The rumor was spotted by ComicBook.com and alleges that Game Informer's next cover story will be about Rocksteady's Superman game. Unless you've been under a digital rock, you're aware that Superman hasn't had the best track record for video games. The Death and Return of Superman on SNES and Sega in 1994 was wonderful, but just about every game since has been terrible. Remember Superman 64? That one is considered one of the worst games ever made.

This rumored game is said to have massive "scale and ambitious" so, one would hope to expect better boss fights than a couple tornadoes this time around. Reminder: This is just a rumor and the source that ComicBook linked isn't the most credible around, so try not to get your hopes up.

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From The Chatty

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    November 3, 2017 8:53 AM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Rumors of A New Superman Game by Rocksteady

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      November 3, 2017 8:59 AM

      Fuuuuuuuuu.... :( what a waste. Sounds likely, but I guess there's still a chance this rumor will prove false. Superman is a piece of shit. Even if Rocksteady makes a good game with him (which they probably will), we're still going to be Superman and there's nothing good about that.

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      November 3, 2017 9:02 AM

      I really, really hope so. Unf this has me excited in multiple parts of my body!!

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      November 3, 2017 9:07 AM

      sigh, there go my dreams of a gritty captain amurica game

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      November 3, 2017 9:09 AM

      I like Rocksteady and I'll give them a fair chance.

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        November 3, 2017 9:15 AM

        If anyone could do a decent Superman game, it's them.

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      November 3, 2017 9:10 AM

      I was watching Thor Ragnarok last night thinking, “Where are the Marvel video games???”

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        November 3, 2017 10:09 AM

        They only do mobile and free to play stuff now. There's that new marvel vs Capcom game but I'd be more interested in it if they left out the Capcom. The only thing to look forward to marvelwise I think is that square enix avengers game but it unfortunately sounds like it's gonna be an mmo l.

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        November 3, 2017 10:10 AM

        I think the new spiderman game will be good with the studio that's behind that.

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      November 3, 2017 10:06 AM

      Man superman is the lamest super hero. Like they realized they didn't even need him for the big justice league movie. This is kind of a bummer.

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      November 3, 2017 10:15 AM

      I'm ok with this.

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      November 3, 2017 10:21 AM

      if its as good as superman64 im in

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      November 3, 2017 10:26 AM

      It's too bad about the licensing issues but after Arkham City I thought Rocksteady could have made an amazing Spiderman with the traversal they had in that game.

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        November 3, 2017 10:30 AM

        I thought the next logical step for a Batman game would be Batman Beyond.

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      November 3, 2017 10:50 AM

      I want a TMNT made by them.

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        November 7, 2017 11:41 AM

        This would have a lot of potential.

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      May 7, 2018 12:29 PM

      Superman 64 > *