A Rocksteady-developed Superman game has been rumored ever since the developer announced that it was stepping away from the Arkham series to focus on its “dream game,” and none of the supposed leaks or insider information have come to fruition. Despite all that, if recent rumors are true, we might not have much longer to wait before getting our first glimpse of Rocksteady’s take on the Man of Steel.
According to an anonymous 4Chan post, Rocksteady will announce its Superman game “about a couple of weeks before E3,” with a full gameplay reveal scheduled for E3 2018 itself.
In addition to the reveal window, the post also listed some gameplay details that we can expect from the game. The Superman game will feature an open-world Metropolis that’s three times the size of Batman: Arkham Knight‘s Gotham City, a nerfed version of Superman, semi-destructible environments, and a combat system that integrates flying. The Superman game will be set within the same narrative universe as the Arkham games and will feature Easter eggs that call back to Rocksteady’s Batman series.
If you’re skeptical about these rumors, you have good reason to be. First of all, they aren’t even remotely sourced, and the user who posted these supposed details is anonymous. Secondly, 4Chan has burned us about a Rocksteady Superman game before, specifically when it claimed that the cover story for the November 2017 Game Informer would feature Rocksteady’s Superman game, a rumor that was almost immediately shut down by executive editor Andrew Reiner.
We do know that Rocksteady has been kicking off motion capture work for a new project, with some interpreting the announcement as a hint that the developer is working on a Justice League game. However, Rocksteady has remained completely mum on the subject.
Really, the only reason we have any hope for a Superman game at all is that the developer sent Injustice 2 developer NetherRealm Studios a Superman-themed cake. That has to mean something, right?
Whether these rumors turn out to be true or not, we’ll find out soon enough, as E3 2018 is a little over a month away.
Source: Game Rant