While the world is still lacking a decent Superman game, the ultimate game from Rogue Squadron developer Factor 5 was alleged to have been simply that. Now the game’s lead designer has posted a load of latest particulars, together with beforehand unrevealed art work, gameplay movies, and even the truth that it was due out round 2009 – the identical 12 months as Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Earlier this month developer ‘Salvatrix’ – who additionally labored on Rift and Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike – posted a thread on Twitter and spoke on Reddit giving many beforehand unrevealed details, photographs, and even movies from the cancelled Superman game, codenamed ‘Blue Steel’. The project was known about before, however not on this a lot element.

According to Salvatrix, the venture would not have been an open-world game, with largish open maps at around 20-25 blocks throughout Metropolis, Smallville, the Fortress of Solitude, and even the hellish planet Apokolips. Superman would’ve been capable of fly round and struggle “with foes more in his power range” fairly than the same old “kryptonite and fighting robots.”

Superman would be capable to choose up and use objects from world wide to struggle enemies, and even punch them via buildings. Villains would come with Darkseid, Livewire, and Doomsday, as revealed in some glorious idea artwork.

While many of the screenshots are blocky, Salvatrix additionally posted a gameplay prototype with up to date belongings, which you’ll be able to see under. It reveals off the fascinating fight system, together with the spectacular constructing rushes – and maybe most curiously of all, Kryptonian villain General Zod would’ve been playable throughout the story and never simply during the game’s versus mode.

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While the venture was cancelled in 2008 as a result of the monetary disaster on the time that killed each Factor 5 and writer Brash Entertainment, it was meant to come out around 2009 alongside Batman: Arkham Asylum and the also-cancelled sequel to Superman Returns. Still, it’s a fascinating glimpse into a promising game.

Hopefully Gotham Knights developer WB Montreal is working on a Superman game as we speak, however the Man of Steel will subsequent be seen in Fortnite next month. Oh, and mockingly sufficient there’s a Rogue Squadron movie coming from the director of Superman’s fellow Justice Leaguer Wonder Woman.

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