The Superman game is reportedly being developed by Rocksteady Games Image: Twitter
Rocksteady Games, the studio behind the famed Batman: Arkham trilogy, is reportedly working on another superhero game based on Superman and might even unveil the game at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Yes, you heard it right. If rumours and certain claims turn out to be true, this time it won't be the caped crusader from Gotham taking the centre stage, but the Man of Steel from Metropolis who will be in the thick of it.
Now, before you get too excited, let's clarify that the rumours began after an anonymous post on the 4chan forums and it's advisable to take them with a pinch of salt. However, the possibility of a Superman game, especially from Rocksteady, had gamers drooling.
But what set the frenzy train running full throttle and perhaps gave some legitimacy to the 4chan post by an anonymous user was a tweet by Andrew Reiner — executive editor of US-based video game magazine Game Informer.
The 4chan leaker had claimed that the Superman game will be on the cover spread of Game Informer's July issue. In an unrelated tweet, Reiner wrote, "Loving the run of Game Informer covers we've had in 2018. Next month's is very very very very cool."
Now, drawing a connection between the two was always wishful thinking but a Twitter user decided to try his luck and replied to Reiner with a rendered Superman image.
Interestingly, Reiner picked that particular tweet to respond and wrote, "He needs a new cape."
Responding to another user, Reiner also revealed that the cover will be unveiled at the E3. Coincidence?
The 4chan leaker also posted that Rocksteady will show off the official reveal trailer at Microsoft's E3 conference scheduled for June 10. The poster also noted that the trailer will show 'Brainiac's assault on Metropolis and a weakened/battered Superman' followed by 'gameplay footage of the game's mechanics and a flying Superman taking on Brainiac's drones'.
Going by the description, it may be safe to assume that the Superman game, if it exists, will be an open-world game like Batman. Rocksteady hit a new high in the superhero genre with Batman: Arkham Asylum back in 2009, and followed it up with the equally brilliant Arkham City in 2011, and drew a curtain to the trilogy with Arkham Knight in 2015.
After hanging up the cowl, it was rumoured that Rocksteady may be working on another DC title. It was believed that a Justice League game was on the agenda but now it seems we'll only be seeing Sups as of now.
If DC's Superman does make a debut at E3 this year, it'll have competition from another fan-favourite superhero from rival Marvel. Insomniac is expected to officially showcase the upcoming PS4 exclusive Spider-Man game at the event.