EA dates Superman

Superman Returns will arrive alongside the DVD of its film inspiration November 22; GameCube version status unclear.

Electronic Arts announced today that Superman Returns, an action game based on the recent movie and 60-year-old comic book, will be released for the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Xbox 360 on November 20. The video game's arrival will coincide with the DVD release of director Bryan Singer's film Superman Returns later the same week.

EA's contribution to the book on the Man of Steel is intimately hooked in to Superman lore and history. The 100-plus missions have mainly been scripted from the comics, and the villains are all the traditional rivals, such as Lex Luthor, seen in print and in theaters. Additionally, EA managed to secure the rights to voices and likenesses from the recent movie.

All of Superman's signature powers in gameplay--super strength, fiery eyes, chilling breath, and faster-than-a-speeding-bullet flight--will be at players' disposal. Superman's invincibility is further accented through the unusual absence of a health meter. Instead, players will have to monitor the Man of Steel's stamina, which will be depleted with every use of a superpower. Approaching the sun will rejuvenate the character, and the game will re-create 80 square miles of the city of Metropolis.

The PS2, Xbox, and Xbox 360 versions of the game are rated T for Teen. The Nintendo DS and GBA release is rated E for Everyone. Curiously, EA's announcement did not mention the GameCube version of the game; requests sent to EA to clarify its status were unanswered as of press time.

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download340
download340

Superman Returns will arrive alongside the DVD of its film inspiration November 22......electronic Arts announced today that Superman Returns, an action game based on the recent movie and 60-year-old comic book, will be released for the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Xbox 360 on November 20... how come the same article has 2 release dates for the game? or am i reading that wrong?

zebkammerer
zebkammerer

No GameCube? ... or Wii? *whimper* awwww,man.......

Kal-el175
Kal-el175

To everyone who says this game i going to suck, i would like to see u make a better one. U ask for a good superman game and u are about to get one and u bag it. This is superman that will make u forget all the other superman games ( Death and return of superman was the only good one)

V-Pirate
V-Pirate

this game actually sounds as if its going to be good....im looking forward to it, im even hyping up to it, im actually getting the feeling that THIS liscenced game might work... i cant wait :D

hikarub
hikarub

Well, it looks like the PSP version has been cancelled. There's been rumors flying around about this fact, and many people seem to agree the PSP version is no more....

Persaiyez
Persaiyez

WTF IS IT COMING OUT FOR THE PSP

n2Deepeth
n2Deepeth

As long as there's innovative ways to beat the baddies and less fetch quests, collectathons, and timed trials, I'd be happy. In fact, Shadow of the Colossus follows this formula, and it's one of the best games I've ever played in my life.

Dualmask
Dualmask

aashkii, hilarious post. :) I also avoid licensed games, I don't know why. I guess it's because they usually suck. The closest thing to a licensed game I ever played in recent memory was the X-Men Legends games. I guess I like to keep my movies, comics and video games separate. It's sad, but not surprising, that there's no word on the GC version of the game. EA is notorious for bringing out their games on as many platforms as possible, and the fact that they're not mentioning the GC version only confirms what we already know, that the GC is pretty much dead.

_Sam_
_Sam_

I hope it's good

pyth0n13
pyth0n13

maaly81 - thanks dude, you're absolutely right Jungul - by all means please 40-60 dollars on a game that was originally dated for 07 and is all of a sudden coming out in a month. i won't be the one to stop you. have you seen the gameplay footage for the game? i can already spot glitches on popping in the video they released as a trailer, and i can bet you that there'll be a ton more. would u rather have a finished complete game later? or just another half assed ea movie game now? frankly i don't really care which u decide, but at least get you're facts straight first.

Nintendus
Nintendus

"Meh, screw the GCN version, the GCN's dead, anyways. " Same can be said for XBOX.

SilentHillX
SilentHillX

I dont know why Gamespot (or anyone else for that matter) is puzzled by the lack of news regarding the GC version seeing as EA has basically dropped support for GC a long time ago; due to the cost/reward ratio when developing multiplatform games when GC has the least market penetration. Its just simple business is all. Take it easy.

supercrap1
supercrap1

Please oh please oh please let me pick up a building and chuck it at a hapless pedestrian!

glbarras
glbarras

As an EB Games manager I recently got to try this game at out vendor show and let me tell you it didn't suck. I mean it it was not bad at all I would definitely give ti a shot.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

EA's dating Superman?! Eh, these sorts of relationships rarely last anyway.

KickinIt_ftw
KickinIt_ftw

@gnbfd: "It can't be as bad as every other Superman game EA ever made. If it's worse than a certain *cough superman 64 cough* I'll pity EA while I play NBA 2K7" ...Superman 64 was made by Titus Software.

Quacy
Quacy

Actually the 360 version looks pretty good. Check it out over at IGN.

Jungul
Jungul

Python13 - What do you mean "so soon?" Are you kidding? This game was supposed to come out months ago and was delayed exactly for the purpose of QA. Get your facts straight.

messin18
messin18

"Curiously, EA's announcement did not mention the GameCube version of the game" Geee mabye you can figure it out and read the writeing on the wall gamespot.

AdMordem
AdMordem

100+ missions is what i like to hear.

aashkii
aashkii

This Superman game didn't make it in time when the movie hit theaters (faster than a speeding bullet), I don't think the license will be strong enough for the reviews (more powerful than a local motive), and even though there are high expectations, I think those individuals will be dissapointed (can leap up to tall buildings). I tend to stay away from license games even if they fly off the shelves (it's a bird), succeeds elsewhere other than the U.S. (it's a plane), or use a legendary character to make a ton of cash (it's Superman). I'll go elsewhere for a different game (up, up, and away!).

makemeweak
makemeweak

It's Superman - I'll at least have to try it out!

rudyroundhead
rudyroundhead

Hopefully this doesn't continue the tradition of crappy Superman games. I still have nightmares about Superman for the N64. Flying through rings still haunts me. :cry:

gautam3
gautam3

what news on the PSP edition? why are PSP editions forgotten?

maaly81
maaly81

python13-- Keep speaking the truth. They said this game was supposed to come out in 07, but EA dont care about the quality of their games, and they never will again. They rely on the License to be able to get a title and be the only ones with it so other pubs. who would make a better game (2ksports) are not comp. This game will suck--I was gonna get it , but now that they pushed the date up, I dont think so

pyth0n13
pyth0n13

so soon? it looks so unfinished tho'! but then again why should i be surprised if EA rolls out yet another half-assed licence game? that's how they make their money.

keinuveye
keinuveye

ikthog that's great. superman could rock, but instead stands to disappoint miserably, no matter if he is a movie, game or comic book!

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

I shall get this for the PS2.

wenbin09
wenbin09

hopefully they give us solid true next gen graphics with good gameplay and plot..

Dreski83
Dreski83

it sure will be a shame if the game has a more appealing story than the movie version... at least you'll be able to use supes as you desire rather than trottin around as silly Kent Clark.

The_Tay-Man
The_Tay-Man

I just hope the Next gen versions arn't last gen Cr*p with better graphics, but with EA's reputation I'm not going to expect antyhing more than an aove average nextgen title.

Atomic_Mutant
Atomic_Mutant

EA is as good for the franchise as Kryptonite is for Superman. Sorry if someone already made this quite very obvious observation.

thisisasignin
thisisasignin

I have been waiting for this game since it was hinted about way before the movie hit theatres.

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

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VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

After this game was pushed back for more polish, I had a decent feeling about it. Maybe EA is not just gonna kick a game out the door for a deadline (movie release) finished or not, I told myself. Now we have another arbitrary deadline (holiday and DVD movie release) and it looks like EA has put the polishing wax away and is in the process of giving this game the kick in the nads out the door send off. I have very faint hopes for a good game and huge expectations of a thoroughly mediocre game. None of us will know until we play it but I'm waiting for multiple reviews before I get my feet wet.

TryMe01
TryMe01

is EA the only third party publisher still supporting the GameCube?

TJchief
TJchief

why is gamecube called GCN?

blackwing837
blackwing837

WIth the wii just around the corner and its ability to play gamecube games why even bother discussing the gc anyway?

HyperMetaDragon
HyperMetaDragon

Meh, screw the GCN version, the GCN's dead, anyways.

xraystar
xraystar

i hope this is as good as Spidey 2

suprsolider
suprsolider

Superman Returns is going to be a kick ass game. NOT. Who wants to bet it will be just like the Batman Begins game where it was more of a video game tutorial than anything else?

westsidah408
westsidah408

wow...im tryin' to imagine free roaming as supes in metropolis on a psp...

boxcarracer565
boxcarracer565

sureley if theres a ds and gba version there should be a PSP version...GUESS NOT.