Superman by Rocksteady

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Arachnid1
http://comicbook.com/gaming/2017/11/03/rocksteady-superman-game-informer/#2

This is a rumor so take it with a grain of salt. Apparently it'll be announced next week if the rumors are true. This would be fking phenomenal news. It's been so long since we've had a proper game incorporating flight.

https://twitter.com/GazDeaves/status/913418759129456640

ares834
Their source is.... 4chan.

Arachnid1
Originally posted by ares834
Their source is.... 4chan. Yeah see that gave me pause too, though like they said, 4chan has leaked real games before. We'll find out in a week

Ridley_Prime

Arachnid1
I disagree. This is the video game section and there is nothing wrong with discussing a potential leak of a video game concept. It's not like there haven't been a hundred threads exactly like this. Hell, 4chan leaked Assassins Creed Origins and all their mentioned gameplay additions like the eagle scout drone and the locations all ended up being true. They also leaked and spoiled the holy hell out of FFV and the entire Nintendo Switch reveal event before it started. People use that site for leaking info pretty regularly. The problem is all the trolls that site breeds that take advantage of that, which is why you should take it with a grain of salt, but not outright dismiss it. Plus, the rumors of a Supes game by them have been circulating for some time because of their PR manager on Reddits posts in discussions on the subject. If you're not a fan of discussing leaks, just wait until we get confirmation on whether its real or not.

I also cant blame people for the Montreal Supes incident. The developers themselves had put out little teasing tweets about Superman, metric tons of concept art of different franchise characters leaked, not to mention pictures and videos of this surfacing (kind of hard to fake). Someone was working on a Superman game at the time, though I'm assuming it got canned.

Kazenji
Is this that news a while back Rocksteady was working on something new?

who's to say its even a comic book based game, They are owned by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment could even be a game based on a movie franchise.

BruceSkywalker
hopefully this turns out true

Impediment
There was a rumor that Rocksteady was going to make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game.

Ridley_Prime

Impediment
What didn't you like about Arkham Knight? I thougt i was awesome. 9.0, easy.

Ridley_Prime

Smasandian
Yeah, I was very disappointed with the side missions. And there was an over reliance with the batmobile.

I put it as an 8.

emporerpants
Sadly, looks like this isn't happening right? It's a shame. I would love for Rocksteady to make a Superman game.

emporerpants
As for Rocksteady making a TMNT game...that would have been cool. They should still do that, perhaps under a faux name...perhaps Bebop? shifty

Arachnid1
Originally posted by emporerpants
Sadly, looks like this isn't happening right? It's a shame. I would love for Rocksteady to make a Superman game. Yep, I got the Game Informer for December and it was Monster Hunter, which basically confirms this to be false. Too bad. I would have loved them working on a Supes game.

I'd be onboard a TMNT game. I wonder how someone would handle controlling all four turtles. It would be a pretty cool gameplay element if handled well

Smasandian
Not sure.....

I wouldn't mind another Batman game if they re-imagined it somehow.....Or, hell, I think they could do a pretty sweet Star Wars game if they were not part of WB.

I believe Rocksteady make excellent open world games in completely reverent way for franchises. Arkham Asylum wasn't didn't just excel due to gameplay mechanics, puzzles (still have the best in the series) and story elements but they nailed the Batman legacy. They treated the franchise with respect and just filled with game with nostalgia and fan service.

So......if they were going to do a game, it has to be for a franchise with the same pedigree as Batman. I'm just not sure what that is.

Kazenji
Even a game based on a movie franchise is possible with them since they're with WB's.

Ridley_Prime

Kazenji
The only good Superman game in recent years has been those Lego Batman games.

Smasandian
The only problem is that Superman is a not a very good video game character.

He is basically indestructible so I'm unsure how you could make a compelling game about him. You can go the route of movies and have huge fight scenes with Zod and co but that wouldn't be something that cant be replicated over the course of a 20 hour game.

Batman is a perfect character because he is far from indestructible and is bound to him being just a dude. As well, they can easily gate the progress in the game by limiting his gadgets.

Superman can't be limited to that. They can't really say, "oh, that door is indestructible...just need to go the Fortress of Solitude to get my laser vision".

Kazenji
Same could be said about Wolverine, But they found a way when they did the X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Smasandian
Ummm, no. Wolverine isn't in the same league.

Yes, he can't "die" from gunshots, electricity or being stabbed..but it would slow him down.

Superman is indestructible. Unless each area of the map is covered in kryponite and every single NPC has kryponite weapons....there isn't really much of a game if they follow the same formula.

Jmanghan
Originally posted by Smasandian
Ummm, no. Wolverine isn't in the same league.

Yes, he can't "die" from gunshots, electricity or being stabbed..but it would slow him down.

Superman is indestructible. Unless each area of the map is covered in kryponite and every single NPC has kryponite weapons....there isn't really much of a game if they follow the same formula. In the first Superman movie, he was shot and it knocked him unconscious.

-Pr-
Changes would obviously have to be made. You can't make a stealth game starring Superman. You can make a perfectly good game with him, though. There are tons of ways to do so. Use his large rogues gallery that includes enemies that can use his weaknesses against him, and actually delve in to the universe some.

You could do Legion stuff, you could do what Superman Returns did and make parts of the game about protecting Metropolis and the people within it.

You could even do sections where he's Clark Kent tracking down a supervillain that can evade his senses by using investigative work in a similar way to the crime scene parts in the Arkham games.

It can be done, it just has to be done right.

Adam Grimes
It's going to take far more work though.

Jmanghan
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-Pr-
Originally posted by Adam Grimes
It's going to take far more work though.

Of course. I mean, there's tons of heroes that could use the Arkham system with some tweaks. For "herald" level heroes though? You'd have to change the mechanics big time. I just think it's worth doing, especially if we get Justice League or Avengers games out of it.

Or just release more MUA/MH/DCUO type games. They balanced it well enough.

Originally posted by Jmanghan
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laughing out loud

Kazenji
A new rumor regarding this game, This time from a anonymous 4chan poster

https://screenrant.com/rumor-rocksteady-superman-game-arkhamverse/

-Pr-
Yeah whatculture did a video on it too. Hopefully it's true and E3 has the goods at the latest.

Smasandian
I will be interesting to see how this turns out and it will be to nice to have a Rocksteady game with a different character universe.

However, after replaying Arkham Knight and enjoying it more the second time through, I'm kind of hoping for another Batman game.

Arachnid1
I hope its true. All the details there sounded great. At least we don't have long to wait until we find out.

Ridley_Prime
Originally posted by Smasandian
I will be interesting to see how this turns out and it will be to nice to have a Rocksteady game with a different character universe.

However, after replaying Arkham Knight and enjoying it more the second time through, I'm kind of hoping for another Batman game.
Glad you enjoyed it more that way, but getting 100% on Arkham Knight did very little to redeem its already existing problems for me, so I still say **** no to them doing another Batman game at this time.

Arachnid1
I feel like they'd learn from their mistakes. I'm of the opinion that Arkham Knight was the worst of the Arkham games (including Origins) though it had the second best story. The overreliance on the batmobile and the disservice to Deathstroke are what killed it for me more than anything.

I'm just not sure what they'd do. They already gave Bane, Ra's Al Ghul, Joker, and Scarecrow their own awesome and finished stories (Joker dead, Bane and Scarecrow are a shell of who they used to be, Ra's died but he could come back I suppose since his corpse was taken). The only villain Batman has left that can carry a story is Riddler IMO. Unfortunately, that would leave the other big villains out of the game and leave us with the B-D list. Plus, Bruce is now outed as Batman now so I'm not sure how he'd continue to fund his crusading.

I feel like Superman has more possibilities at this point. Plus, Brainiac is my favorite Supes villain so starting the series off with him would be pretty exiting.

emporerpants
I'm really hoping it's true. Supes has gotten the shaft in video games for too long.

Impediment
Flying through ring after ring.

#N64

-Pr-
The combat, especially aerially, is going to be the hard part. I heard mention that his flight would be involved, so my guess is that his speed would be too, which would allow them to bring over at least some aspects of the Arkham combat too.

cdtm
Would be nice to have a good Superman video game iteration that didn't happen in a Batman game.

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