OnlySP: Rumor has it that Warner Bros. Games Montreal, the studio responsible for the open-world super hero game, Batman: Arkham Origins, released in 2013, is making a Superman video game through a supposedly leaked screenshot.
If true, please don't make us fly through gold rings
hahah you beat me to it!
In Arkham Knight While flying over the city you will in some rare occassions hear a thug say " This night could only get worst if they brought in that Freak from Metropolis" Not to Mention all the Lex Corp billboard around the city. If they were to make another Batman game I think it would be awesome if it was a Batman Vs Superman type of game. That would be awesome.
I don't care if they make us fly through golden rings. I just want the core gameplay to be amazing and the gameplay/story to be AAA quality.
I'd like it where you could jump far and move fast, also strong, but keep flying generally out of it,more akin to superboy.
@ReconHope And that message on Bruce Wayne's answering machine! "Mr. Wayne, Lex Luther calling. Apologies for going via your direct line, but I grow tired of these games. LexCorp has made a very generous offer for Wayne-Tech's Applied Sciences division, yet your persistent unavailability begins to look less like a busy schedule and more like deliberately antagonistic behavior." Love that easter egg.
This is the B team so screw this. The game is gonna be crappy.
@ReconHope I came in here just to say that. It's hinted strongly in Arkham Knight at a Superman game.
Could this be reeeeal?
Putting the Arkham Knight fiasco aside (the game was stellar from what I hear and read despite the terrible porting job)I have every faith in WB games to deliver a very good Superman game based on efforts like SoM and the previous AK games also Mad Max looks very fun and true to the source material, so far. That said, I believe Rocksteady would be a better choice to develop a Superman game because they have proven beyond any doubt that they take superheroes seriously and will not deliver a game that is not true to the source material,i.e. lore and original feeling.
No one complains about these rings: https://www.youtube.com/wat... Also, it's a different selection screen, so we know it's not just a skin for Arkham Knight.
Did someone just say keep flying out of a Superman game? I can't believe someone actually just said that.
Taking bets now: Crappy PC port Or did they learn their lesson?
This is looks like injustice 2 to me. it's the same superman design.
Um no. Thats his New 52 costume from the comics. It even says it right there in the picture. Also, ghe writing is Comic Book font and everything is way too bright and colorful to be Injustice.
It also says skin, just like the new 52 skin in arkham knight.
Totally agree. We've seen what a costume selection screen looks like, and they never showcase those kinds of stats like "Kal El, Superman" followed by a list of his powers. If this was from a dedicated Superman title, wouldn't all of that information be available in the actual game itself? This is obviously from a character selection type of screen which would insinuate that there are multiple characters available to choose, hence not a solo Superman title. Also, I don't think WB are dense enough to allow a newish dev that had issues w/ their last title even though it was a copy & paste job to try to reboot a character w/ as poor a gaming history as Superman. If they allow anyone to create a game featuring Superman, it'd obviously be Rocksteady. Its still pretty obvious to me that Montreal is working on Suicide Squad, a title they've already basically started on considering all of the story bits in Origins, the end w/ the formation of the Squad & the inclusion of characters like Deadshot/Deathstroke. Montreal will be developing Suicide Squad for release w/ the film next year, & Rocksteady will move onto either a Superman solo title or a JLA title to coincide w/ the release of those films. This picture looks like an addition to a free to play or MMO type title, or potentially Injustice or some other fighting game, or even a card game.
@jb227 And what experience did Rocksteady have before Arkham? If Montreal had made Origins as the first Arkham game, it would have been the best Batman game ever. Ultimately Origins was always going to be compared to what came before it. On its own it's still a very good game, it's just not anywhere near as good as the three Arkham games either side of it, which set such a high standard. WB Montreal also just got a massive cash injection from WB and the Canadian government to higher more staff and buy more resources. If any studio atm is ready to make a Superman game, it's Montreal. Rocksteady is still working on Batman. I interviewed Dax Ginn from Rocksteady and he said they hadn't started working or even brainstorming new games yet. ATM the focus was on Arkham Knight. Whereas Montreal is actually hiring for an "open-world" game. And I think WB has made it clear that licensed games as a movie tie-in aren't there cup of tea. I spoke with Monolith before the release of Shadow of Mordor, and they said that WB explicitly wanted the game to stand on its own and not feel like a tie-in to The Hobbit. The Mad Max devs have said the same thing. So yeah, it *could* be Suicide Squad, but it would be a movie-to-game adaptation. WB makes an effort to create identities with its game franchises rather than just play off what a film is doing.
Oh man,imagine if this is DLC for Arkham Knight.. Like a story DLC that you get to play as Superman/Batman, like in fights where you can play as Night Wing, Robin, Catwomen, Azreal + Batman... I'd be happy to hear, because I bought the Season Pass. This is my GOTY this year. I freaking love Batman Arkham Knight (but I love Batman, so it's really no surprise this would be GOTY). Such an awesome game. You'll hear no complaints from me if Superman becomes playable in some Arkham Knight DLC (I can totally see this happening).
@jb227 Perhaps a Justice League title?
@BozoLoco You definitely make some good points, WB could bet the farm on Montreal but unless they have some big staffing gets it would be quite a gamble. The property runs the risk of permanent ruin, it already has a reputation for bad games, so the next title needs to be pitch perfect. It will need a deft hand in game design & creators that can implement brand new systems, maybe Montreal is capable, but that remains to be seen, as you pointed out their work was admirable but it never exactly reinvented the wheel & there was little in the way of new systems added to Origins. I don't think that WB are pushing "movie tie-ins" in the strict sense of the word, something more akin to just making sure a game featuring the characters from the film is available during the movie's release. May not have any kind of connective tissue w/ the films & it'd most likely be set w/in the Arkham universe in lieu of creating something new or setting it as a strict film tie-in. At the end of the day, I highly doubt that Montreal would've went to all that trouble setting up the Suicide Squad if that wasn't their next property. On the adverse, why did Rocksteady so heavily seed a Superman title w/ Arkham Knight if Montreal was the one making the game? Suicide Squad could also be a pretty close approximation to a Batman title as most of the characters are hand to hand fighters & weapons experts. Superman & the Justice League are a totally different ballgame. Is there a possibility that Montreal is working on a Superman title? Surely, but its very unlikely & it goes against every bit of writing on the wall. It *could* be Superman but is there any evidence pointing to that whatsoever? Edit: Just read the update to the original article & they also confirmed that their sources are telling them Montreal is working on a Suicide Squad title.
Yeah no more rings.
Unless they are onion rings. YUMMY
* I hope they had a flying through rings level just for fun. Would be even better if it had a purple-ish pink background as well.
Actually ... I think it would be a good idea ... as like an inside joke. Maybe Superman's equivalent to the Riddler puzzles ... a Prankster Puzzle. And have Superman say to himself ... "this is the dumbest idea ever"
they could call it, 'Arkham Knights: Into Dreams (Superman Edition)
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Seriously though Lets not go there, lets just pretend Superman 64 doesnt exist.
Major plot twist! They are krytonite rings that have been set alight
we would probably be collecting brainiac icons instead.
If anything this is DLC for the dark knight which I was already wondering with the different lex and superman easter eggs around gotham. Otherwise it's fake
O: no way its real!!!
After the decent work on Batman Arkham Origins, I'd trust a superhero game by WarnerBros Montreal.
Yeah you right , for me the challenge is how to balance the game cuz superman is really powerful so , its really interesting to see how it will work
Find a way to mass produce Kryptonite is the only thing I can think of.
There are dif ways to do it but the hardest is the most obvious, giving the player full access to all his powers right away. You COULD make it like a Metroid where you steadily gain access to more powers as you make it through diffrent areas. There are diffrent story lines that fit this way (we could play superman as a young person just learning about each new power and then after a bit flash forward a year or so, again and again, till we reach him being Superman. Or maybe they could have Superman have run into an enemy that locks each of his powers behind diffrent objectives and he has to get each one back one at a time that way. Etc). But if they do a metro I'd way, it may be great, but it won't really be the Superman game we always wanted.
Superman has very powerful enemies that can go toe to toe with him though. Metallo Mongul Lobo Lex Luther in his power suit Parasite Darkseid Bizarro Thats just off the top of my head. Just make a plot where the henchmen type characters are given some kind of Kryptonite powered battle armor and Superman's powers become weak enough to struggle with fighting big groups of enemies. The random encounters around the map would mostly be saving people. They could make it work.
You just need to pick the right villains and their gangs: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/...
Darkseid and his New God Apokolips army attack earth. It's not so hard. Superman is ultra powerful ... but he does have ultra powerful enemies himself.
Goku would wipe the floor with boy scoot! Yes I said it!
its not like batman wasn't like a superhero in the arkham games. basically able to fly everywhere and his combat system made him invincible.
Make Superman face his stronger foes. He fights many foes that can hold their own against him.
Sure.....as long as the PC port isn't shit.
And we're talking about a game where the main character can do just about anything. Break through walls. Level the city. Beat people to a pulp with his pinky - while still being damn careful.
UltraNova.. Get you anime loving ass out of here you troll...Go play your JRPG
Skin = entire video game
Leaked screenshot and job openings stating that Warner Montreal is working on a game in the DC Universe. Reading provides extra context past the title ;) @Below, It just says choose skin, which is something almost every super hero game provides so who knows really? Rumor for now anyways, so you're right, most of it is speculative.
Even then, the screenshot hardly indicates an open world game, as the title suggests. In fact it looks to me almost like they're choosing Superman as a character, implying it's possible the game isn't even centered solely around Superman.
Exactly, it looks like a character selection menu.
Obviously real...it's perfect timing
Please, be Real. Please, be Amazing. Please, be Superman!!!
i knew it!! Superman>batman (;
I definitely respect that, but I'll never understand that opinion.
It's a character thing. He's the leader that doesn't know how influential he is due to his humility. He might be ultra powerful, but it takes an even stronger person to wield it. Let's put it this way, when Superman talks even Batman listens.
"but I'll never understand that opinion" superman is way stronger than batman the only way batman can beat superman is to use kryptonite! like we gonna see in the movie "batman vs superman".
Well put. I guess part of the reason I love Batman so much is his lack of powers. @tru3- It's not a matter of who's stronger to me. That's the main reason I never rooted for Superman, his immense amount of power.
I agree with @Kingdomcome247, the reason I dislike superman is because his immense strength is boring. I like Batman much more because Batman actually has to think about each mission and make up for what he lacks.
I think it's arguing two sides of the same coin. Superman is the hero who is heroic for the sake of it. With his power, he can easily be a god to any number of civilizations. He knows that he could easily rule Earth if he wanted to but has instead decided that it is his job to protect it. There is a saying that goes "great men do not seek power, they have power thrust upon them." And that pretty much personifies Superman. He doesn't care about accolades, he's not looking to be an authority in the world, all he wants to do is be a symbol for hope and doing the right thing even when you have the power to exert your will on everyone. Batman is not heroic, he is an anti-hero. He fights from the darkness because he's always fighting his own inner darkness. He doesn't want to be a symbol of hope for people, he wants to be a symbol of fear for criminals. He has many psychological problems and is exerting his will on the criminal world. He is essentially the antithesis of Superman and yet still a "hero" to many. The Superman vs. Batman dichotomy will never end because it is as much a battle of ideals as it is a battle of ability. A super powered being that can take on godly evil, or a human trying to show even the most powerful of beings to never underestimate a determined, non-powered human. Facing evil head on in the light, or making it cower in fear from the darkness you may or may not be hiding in. That Batman and Superman are best friends is probably the best thing anyone could write in comics. It creates so many varied themes, potential conflicts, and deep understanding between two completely different people. It also allows for their lives to occupy a sweet spot where by day Batman is the billionaire Bruce Wayne and Superman is just the reporter Clark Kent, showing Bruce's power in the human world. But in the world of secret identities, it's Superman who has the power to topple gods and, like ThatArtGuy said "when Superman talks, even Batman listens." This is why I am not a fan of the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie. It creates a situation wherein both Batman and Superman are not themselves.
@dragon They are themselves. There's always been an antagonistic undercurrent because they're polar opposites. And opposites attract, lol But seriously. Check out Dark Knight Returns pt2 on Netflix or the one where Vandal Savage obtains Batman's files for taking down every member of the Justice League (eg. kryptonite bullet). There's also the Batman/Superman movie based on the 90s animated series where the two come to blows and keep one upping eachother as Bruce and Clark over Lois Lane. More recently there's Justice League War based on the new 52 where Batman and Superman fought at first sight.
Superman is boring. Batman is dark and mysterious.
P_Bomb: "They are themselves. There's always been an antagonistic undercurrent because they're polar opposites. And opposites attract, lol" Not between them. Batman and Superman have different ways of doing things, but the majority of the time both respect each other too much to let that come between them. I'd say it's more of a rivalry than antagonism. "But seriously. Check out Dark Knight Returns pt2 on Netflix or the one where Vandal Savage obtains Batman's files for taking down every member of the Justice League (eg. kryptonite bullet)." I've seen that film. Yes Batman has plans to incapacitate every member of the league, but did you forget Batman's plan for who is to take him out? It was Superman. In your next example you talk about Justice League War, in that film Batman flat out says "We can't beat him like this, he's too pissed off. We have to talk to him." A serious Superman is not someone Batman can beat, he's said it himself. Animated series Superman was purposely nerfed because the writers wanted a cartoon where Superman had to struggle sometimes. Let me give you another example from Marvel. There's an issue of Spiderman where Doctor Octopus was stunned after he realized that Spiderman intentionally held back against every opponent he's ever faced. Spiderman does this because if he didn't, he'd likely kill most opponents and he doesn't want to do that. Superman does that to an even greater degree. Batman calls it crippling instead of killing. When it comes down to it, both Batman and Superman share a fundamental characteristic in common, but for different reasons. Neither will kill. Superman because of his respect for life, Batman because he wants to be nothing like the criminals he goes up against. However, Superman has been known to cross that line when seriously pissed off (willing to kill Darkseid for example) whereas Batman in that regard has much better control over himself.
Sorry, but the @ThatArtGuy needs an award for that superman explanation lol.
@dragon Thing is you said the batman v superman movie had them not being themselves. My point was they've disagreed verbally and physically many times before BvS. You haven't quantified how they're not themselves in BvS, especially since the movie's not even out yet. We all know they'll be friends by the end. Movie's subtitled Dawn of Justice after all. By the end they'll team up to take down Lex and whatever muscle he has in tow.
@P_Bomb: How are Batman and Superman not themselves? Well for one the movies is based on the Dark Knight Returns. In DKR Superman was written pretty much as a lackey. Superman would never agree to apprehend Batman simply because the President tells him to. Superman would give Batman the benefit of the doubt until he actually sees Batman giving him a reason not to. Batman is not the kind of person who gloats about a victory. He doesn't beat people down and tell them to remember who it was that beat them, he doesn't try to make friends feel weak and beaten. Disagreeing is not the same as being enemies or even antagonistic. Did you see the episode of Justice League when Darkseid and Brainiac teamed up and it was the first time since Darkseid brainwashed Superman that they had met again? When Superman had the chance to be alone with Darkseid, he was willing to kill him. He was serious about it, to the point that Batman's words meant nothing and Batman had to boom the both of them out by jumping on Superman and using the Mother box. If they were anything but friends, Superman would not have been taken back that easily. When they got back, Batman tried to prove his point and Superman's response was "You know what Bruce, you're not always right." And walked away. That's the kind of relationship they have. Again, Superman did not agree with Batman, but his respect for him let him walk away from that situation just annoyed rather than enraged. When it comes down to what really matters, Superman and Batman are a team, they are not enemies and there should never be a situation where either of them have to have those fundamental aspects, that respect, changed to make them less than what they are so that they can "fight."
just because he's stronger doesn't mean he's better than batman. batman has no powers but with the proper resources he can still beat this powered being. batman is already much better than superman. superman is just too op.
The thing is, you've just shown why Batman is not as great as you claim. In order for Batman to win, it necessitates that his enemies give him the time to "study" them. When said enemies don't give him that time, Batman loses. I think it was Justice League War, or whatever Justice League animated film that came out after Flashpoint Paradox, the new 52 Batman and Hal Jordan Green Lantern took on Superman and both were pummeled. During the fight Batman says "We'll never beat him, he's too pissed off. We have to talk to him." The funny thing about this is that Batman already knew who Superman really was, signifying that he had indeed been studying him and should know his weaknesses. Even knowing this, he knew that he couldn't take Superman because Superman was serious. You will never find a single piece of media in which Batman believes he can win against a "serious" Superman. Even in Dark Knight Returns Superman is not fighting seriously.
That's the point though Batman knows superman could kill him but probably won't and uses that. I believe in the dark knight returns heydays something like "he could fry me from miles away if he wished but I know him and he won't do that."
The same can be said for Batman though. Even moreso than Superman. Superman has been willing to kill before, specifically with people like Darkseid. Batman outright refuses to end anyone's life for any reason. The only reason Superman isn't willing to kill Batman is because they're best friends. If Batman had done to Superman what Darkseid had though, it'd likely be a different story.