Rumor: Open-World Superman game being developed by Rocksteady

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There are rumblings,  once again, that Rocksteady is working on a Superman title. Specifically, the company behind them fucking Arkham games are giving old Kal-El the same kind of treatment. And if it’s true? Fuck yeah.


Fans have long been clamoring for an open world video game featuring the Man of Steel that’s in a similar vein to the widely popular Batman: Arkham games. Now, a new rumor suggests that Rocksteady Studios is poised to announce such a project within the next few weeks.

The rumor, which originated on 4chan (and should be taken with a grain of salt), indicates that the game will supposedly be unveiled by Rocksteady prior to the E3 gaming expo (June 12-14). The anonymous poster also included the following details:

Made by Rocksteady

Unreal Engine 4

Big open world Metropolis (about 3 times the size of Arkham Knight with a lot more buildings)

Can’t play as Clark Kent

Main villain is Brainiac

Nerfed Superman (TAS Levels)

Semi-destructible environments(think AK, no buildings are falling over)

Combat system integrates the flying (kind of like DBZ, you can punch someone then zoom towards them and repeat)

Set within the Arkhamverse

Tons of easter eggs to Superman’s lore, and some to the events that took place in the Batman Arkham Franchise

Rocksteady Studios is responsible for the beloved Batman: Arkham series, which encompasses 2009’s Arkham Asylum, 2011’s Arkham City and 2015’s Arkham Knight. Those games feature voice talent from Batman: The Animated Series and a much-praised combat system. In October, Rocksteady Studios’ head of marketing Gaz Deaves said that the studio was working on a mind-blowing project. While it’s still not clear what that project is, it may still end up being a Superman game, though at this point nothing definite is known.