While the world is still lacking a decent Superman game, the final game from Rogue Squadron developer Factor 5 was supposed to have been just that. Now the game’s lead designer has posted a load of new details, including previously unrevealed artwork, gameplay videos, and even the fact that it was due out around 2009 – the same year as Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Earlier this month developer ‘Salvatrix’ – who also worked on Rift and Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike – posted a thread on Twitter and spoke on Reddit giving many previously unrevealed facts, images, and even videos from the cancelled Superman game, codenamed ‘Blue Steel’. The project was known about before, but not in this much detail.
According to Salvatrix, the project would not have been an open-world game, with largish open maps at around 20-25 blocks across Metropolis, Smallville, the Fortress of Solitude, and even the hellish planet Apokolips. Superman would’ve been able to fly around and fight “with foes more in his power range” rather than the usual “kryptonite and fighting robots.”