Rumours Claim That Rocksteady Studios Are Working on a Superman Game

Posted May 14, 2018 by Richard Lee Breslin in E3, Gaming News, PC, PS4, Rumour, Xbox One

It wouldn’t be E3 season without the rumour mill in full swing and the latest comes via an anonymous poster on 4chan claiming that developers of the Batman Arkham series (Origins excluded) Rocksteady Studios are or were at least working on a new Superman game.

Now of course these rumours could all be a load of BS, after all it is E3 season, especially with no solid source to the claims.  However, it’s still not out of the realms of possibility that this could happen.  It may not be much to go by, but back in 2016 when I had the opportunity to interview Dax Ginn from Rocksteady, I asked him about what could be next for the studio, in particular I asked him about a Man of Steel or even a Green Arrow game and I got a quite mischievous laugh in response.

According to the anonymous poster, they claim that the Rocksteady Superman game will be made on the Unreal Engine 4, with have an open-world Metropolis three times to the size of Arkham Knight (which makes sense given Superman’s abilities), Superman will be nerfed during moments of the game, gameplay integrates flying and combat (apparently similar to the Dragon Ball Z games).

Also, Brainiac will be the main villain, the game will feature semi-destructible environments, you cannot play as Clark Kent and the game will be set in the Arkhamverse with loads of references to Superman’s lore and features Easter eggs and events that took place within the Arkham franchise.  The poster also claims that the game will be revealed a week or two prior to E3.

My take away from this is that it can all be taken with a huge pinch of salt.  However, as much as I like the idea of a Superman game developed by Rocksteady Studios, if this game does happen, I hope you can play as Clark Kent.  I believe doing so will not only help break the pacing up, but I love the idea of playing as Clark Kent investigating for the Daily Planet and also the idea of having some tense scenes at Smallville with his family, perhaps with villain invading their home.

But what do you make of these rumours?  Do you believe them to be a load of BS and would you like this game to happen?  Let us know across our social media channels.


Richard Lee Breslin
Richard Lee Breslin

Gamimg has been my life for 30+ years and will always be my passion. I have a BDes Hons Games Development and Digital Media, and I hope to one day turn my passion for gaming and writing into a living. My favourite gaming series are Resi Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Assassin's Creed, Uncharted and The Last of Us. I collect gaming merchandise, comics and movies. I love football (namely Aston Villa) and WWE. I can also often be found wondering the outskirts of Raccoon City. Follow me on Twitter @Solidus5nake

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