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SUPERMAN RETURNS gets a sweet video game trailer!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I've got something pretty cool for you folks to take a look at. It is video game footage, not film footage, but below you'll find a link to the video game trailer for SUPERMAN RETURNS, which has Supes fighting a big metal bastard mucking up Metropolis. I'm working on establishing a place for this kind of news on AICN, but for right now this is cool enough for it's own story.

Now, I don't know if Superman fights a big robot in the film or if it's just in the video game... However... If the action in Bryan Singer's SUPERMAN RETURNS is anywhere near as fluid, epic and exciting as in this brief clip from the video game based on the movie then we're in for a monster of a flick this summer.


Witness Superman™ using his super powers to save Metropolis from Metallo, one of many classic super villains in Superman Returns™: The Videogame. Inspired by the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures feature film and more than 60 years of DC Comics lore, the game creates the first multi-dimensional open-world super hero experience. You can see it exclusively today at,, or Warner Bros Official Supes Site.

As the Man of Steel™, you hone your unworldly super powers such as Flight, X-Ray Vision, Heat Vision, Super Hearing, Super Strength, Super Speed, and Super Breath to fight villains only Superman can defeat. Revolutionary new flight mechanics that give you full command of your aerial maneuvers. Explore and protect the truly living city of Metropolis, which is not only expansive (with 80 sq miles and more than 9,000 buildings), but also changes dynamically based on how you play the game: citizens run away in terror from newly erupting danger and exit their cars to cheer and snap photos as you fly overhead. Experience what it’s like to be Superman like never before with Superman Returns: The Videogame.

In development by EA Tiburon in Orlando, FL, Superman Returns: The Videogame arrives in stores June 28. If you would like to post the video online (after 9 PM pacific time), please contact Wendy Spander or Nick Straw today.

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  • Feb. 28, 2006, 5:59 p.m. CST

    First? Probably not

    by The_Comedian

    This looks kinda cool, until you see supes up close

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6 p.m. CST

    Hellz yeah

    by The_Comedian

    Hellz yeah

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:01 p.m. CST

    What I'm wondering is...

    by JohnnyLazarus

    Will digital Brandon Routh have his package digitally altered too?

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:01 p.m. CST

    there's a sentinal in superman??

    by warpspasm

    i mean, it looks very similar??

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Damn, had to register first

    by sirens

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:04 p.m. CST


    by digital8

    Probably the best video game trailer in a while...

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:05 p.m. CST


    by BigAssFan

    but wish I was frist!

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Gotta admit - this looks friggin SWEET!

    by Acappellaman

    If this thing has the quality of the Hulk: Ultimate Destruction game, we're in for a treat. Too bad it looks like it's only out for Xbox. Hopefully a PS2 version will come out before long.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Hope this movie

    by pants009

    Restarts my younger years liking of Superman

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:09 p.m. CST


    by vinceklortho

    I hope he does fight a big robot in the movie. I wonder when the trailer is coming out? Can we get some sort of action footage at all for this movie?

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Nope, we're good. It's out for PS2 too

    by Acappellaman

    Whew! I was going to be one unhappy camper there. Great Krypton!

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Superman Video Games

    by Urge to Kill

    Superman video games routinely suck. Superman 64 on the N64 was the worst game on that system and easily one of the worst games of all time. The most recent game Superman: The Man of Steel was better than Superman 64 but that wasnt to hard. The game was still pretty boring and a waist of time to play. Hell the old Superman game on the 2600 was even a joke. Maybe somebody has figured out how to make a decent Superman game but I won't actually believe it till I see it. Oh yeah also FUCK EA!

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Superman vs. Mighty Mouse

    by chickychow

    Who would win? Easy, Superman. He's a real person. Mighty Mouse is just a cartoon.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:19 p.m. CST


    by Darth Pestilence

    just thought I would say that.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:20 p.m. CST

    hate to be the one that brings this up but....

    by erich

    did anyone else notice that the costume is missing the yellow S On the cape.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:21 p.m. CST

    A little soap should take care of that, Darth....

    by googamooga

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:23 p.m. CST

    N64 superman was the worst game ever!

    by darth-chinaski

    At least this looks pretty damn good, might still suck though.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:24 p.m. CST

    "Why didn't he fly through the robot in the 1st place?"

    by Voice O. Reason

    He had to stop the missile.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:25 p.m. CST

    It would be kind of funny...

    by Childe Roland an ironic sort of way if Superman Returns had a big Sentinel fight and X3 didn't. Kind of a final "Fuck you" from Singer to Fox via the incitement of further fan outrage. Granted, none of that would be as funny or clever as anchorite's gay innuendos, but he's the wittiest chap of the season. There's just no touching him...unless you're a very sexy man.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Nice scale to the battles but the game needs better art

    by UndercoverCop

    Like MGS4. Check near the bottom of this page to see what a truly skilled artist can do:

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah...

    by UndercoverCop

    And the graphics suck for a next gen game.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:30 p.m. CST

    The robot won't be in the movie.

    by Ben Hawkins

    The movie is going to be boring with no villains except for Luther who probably won't do anything cool. The game is the one with all the big nasty villains.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:38 p.m. CST

    the "robot"

    by OnLegendary86

    yeah, that "robot/sentinel" is Metallo. And no, he definitely wont be in the movie. and also, that trailer is CG, as noted by in their preview of it, so lay off next gen graphics. Fight Night Round 3 anyone? Condemned? I didn't think so

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:39 p.m. CST


    by OnLegendary86

    yeah, apparently this game will have a free roaming Metropolis much like Spider-Man 2 and Hulk. I think these guys really nailed it though, the freakin city is HUGE!

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Another thing about...

    by OnLegendary86

    the graphics. the game doesn't release until June, so please don't be naive and expect to see perfect textures 3 months before the release. there will be a lot of polishing done over the next few months.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 7 p.m. CST

    NES Superman Game

    by Fortyseven203

    I kinda liked the Superman game for the NES. Had a bit of the ol' anime big head thing going on, but it was the only half-way entertaining Supes game ever, possibly. I mean, relatively speaking. ;)

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Read about this a few months ago

    by DoogieHowitzer

    They have developed a sweet flight-speed scaling system so you can realistically fly through town at 60 mph or @ 300 mph - with blurring and automatic evaision. Sounds like Singer has been working closely with the EA developers to tweak the game - should be one of the few worthwhile superhero games out ther (Except City of Heroes - which absolutely ROCKS)

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Read about this a few months ago

    by DoogieHowitzer

    They have developed a sweet flight-speed scaling system so you can realistically fly through town at 60 mph or @ 300 mph - with blurring and automatic evaision. Sounds like Singer has been working closely with the EA developers to tweak the game - should be one of the few worthwhile superhero games out ther (Except City of Heroes - which absolutely ROCKS)

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Honestly, just make HULK: UD with flying....

    by zikade zarathos

    and I'll be happy.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Uh... This wasn't even real time as far as I can tell..

    by Novaman5000

    And it still managed to have framerate issues? I dunno, I'm not impressed. Hopefully it will at least have the open ended style of spiderman 2 (but with far more to do for the missions).

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Atari2600 Superman!!!

    by Orionsangels

    The original Superhero video game. NES gens think NES is old school, well it is, but i'm real old school when it comes to gaming. gaming doesn't start with NES. HA! anyway, this trailer gives us an idea of how will see him fly, nice.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Wasn't that in The Matrix: Path of Neo?

    by Anakin Whoopass

    Except now it's in the daytime.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 7:36 p.m. CST


    by OnLegendary86

    The developers have promised MORE variety to random city missions than other games, we'll see, but they seemed confident so there's no reason for us not to be. As far as the framerate for the trailer is concerned, like I said before, this is CG and is 3 months from release. The first appearance of Halo before its release didn't exactly win awards.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 7:39 p.m. CST

    NY Post claims Showtime picks up Arrested Development

    by Det. John Kimble true? if so, Showtime + AD = crazy delicious

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Looks crap, and will look worse when you play the game

    by ChorleyFM

    Rendered CGI only. In game graphics and playbility will be balls.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 7:49 p.m. CST

    fiercist killer in the animal kingdom

    by ShoulderDevil

    should be a big metal spider robot!

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 7:49 p.m. CST

    fiercist killer in the animal kingdom

    by ShoulderDevil

    should be a big metal spider!

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Superman games can't work because...

    by sanjuro-san

    Superman is all powerful, he's essentially invincible. In most games you begin your adventure with less than stellar equipment, weapons, etc and then gradually increase in strength and ability through power ups. But superman's got it all, baby...which is kind of a handicap in my mind as far as video games go. Still this game could be fun on a wish fulfillment level of "being" the man of steel for a few hours at a time.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 8:27 p.m. CST

    The first appearance of Halo before its release...

    by Killah_Mate

    ...had people drooling their glands out. 3 years before the game actually went to sale. So that's kind of a bad example of a low-profile release.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Somebody Call Uwe Boll

    by I_Snake_Plissken


  • Feb. 28, 2006, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Well, hey. I thought it looked pretty cool.

    by Snookeroo

    I'll be shelling out MY $49 on June 28th.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 8:45 p.m. CST

    the giant green robot should be braniac

    by brocoliskism2

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 8:51 p.m. CST

    This Game Will Rock!

    by Luvs269er

    And you boys who have only had sex with your hand will have to take my word for it.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Metallo is the giant mech-like machine

    by ranting_dude

    Although when I first saw the screenshots for the game I thought it was Braniac. Anyway, according to IGN, Metallo has some sort of magnetisim when around metal and it forms into that mech thing. When Superman breaks through it, who is he holding? Metallo. The thing that bugs me is that when Supes is moving the missle or throws that giant disk, you don't see him struggling. It is just real simple and easy for him to do those things.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 8:58 p.m. CST


    by pate

    Pretty fuckin' good lads!!! Pretty fuckin' good!!

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 9:09 p.m. CST

    by OnLegendary86

    The first appearance of Halo before its release... by Killah_Mate February 28th, 2006 08:27:02 PM CST ...had people drooling their glands out. 3 years before the game actually went to sale. So that's kind of a bad example of a low-profile release. Where you there? If you read reports from before the Xbox release, not many people expected Halo (the first one) to be what it became. It had rough textures and worried many people that the xbox didn't have the potential to own. I'm not comparing this game to Halo, I was just using it as an example of judging a game before it's gone through the final stages of development. anyone who has followed a game from announcement to release can clearly see changes in the quality of the game, so dude, back off.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Looks GAY.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Routh doesn't look old enough. The chest S is too small. And no yellow S on the cape? This is BULLSHIT.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Read about this in "Game Informer" magazine,


    They said that EA is dotting all I's and crossing all T's to try to get this as close to perfect as possible. EA knows Superman has yet to have a truly great... ok, even a truly GOOD game. They want this one to be the shiznit. And in answer to an above comment, yes, Supes has it all, including invincibility, so where's the challenge? Apparently your "life measure" (or whatever) in this game will be based on human collateral damage. So, sure, your enemies can screw you up rather badly and you'll be able to shake it off, but if too many innocent lives are lost, the game is over. And yeah, the physics involved in the flying and the speeds and the breadth of Metropolis itself... it all sounds pretty cool. I want to play it, anyway.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 9:19 p.m. CST

    And hey, is it just me...


    ...or does that Superman guy look a LOT like Brandon Routh? It's uncanny, I tell ya.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 9:24 p.m. CST


    by OnLegendary86

    yeah, I wouldn't put too much faith in EA to do all they could to make a great Superman game, but something about this one seems convincing. Of course, none of us have actually seen gameplay. I've been looking at the same screen shots since that Game Informer article, but I like what I hear from the developers. I'm a fan of Spider-Man 2 and Hulk and GTA and all free roaming environments, so I think this one should be pretty sick. And yeah, the collateral damage of Metropolis should be fun/VERY frustrating at times...I can see it now..."But HOW am I supposed to prevent Nuclear Winter AND save Lois from that Underworlder beneath the Daily Planet?

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Did anybody else notice the Music??

    by Johnny Bond

    The original Theme is still there, albeit a bit revamped! And there's a NEW theme when Supes flys at the robot with the helecoptor pad! Wonder if that's the retooling of John Williams's theme that Singer and Ottman have been talking about.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 9:34 p.m. CST

    The robot is Metallo and Brainiac fused together

    by Terry_1978

    It's in the game storyline if you search online for it.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 9:41 p.m. CST

    VIDEO GAMES usually look BETTER than the movies!

    by Captain Happy

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 9:57 p.m. CST

    no smallville this week

    by tranpkp1

    dman American Idol and pussy network execs afrid to counterprogram it!!! No smallville so at least I got my krypto fix for the week. the first frame of trailer w/ closeup of Rouths face is impressive but he's abnormally huge and lookes really disporportioned

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 10:24 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg


  • Feb. 28, 2006, 10:56 p.m. CST


    by casinoskunk

    First time ever posting on AICN. Now you are all in big trouble!

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 11:10 p.m. CST

    All things Superman

    by RedHHades

    I'm yet to see something about this new Superman movie to make me excited. Every time I see something related to it I feel almost silly for thinking it's all soooooo cheesy. My bad, I can live with it.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Wasn't that Metallo?

    by warp11

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 11:43 p.m. CST

    agree troubled history

    by tranpkp1

    liek the superman 'curse' transcends to the games, i don't think i played any game w/ supes that was remotely acceptable, i think that 64 was aweful. Woefully awful. I superman game should be a licence to print money for god sakes, just get it donw.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Game looks good but...

    by spider-ham

    Outside of the two close ups of Superman, the game trailer looks pretty good. I will pick this up for my Xbox 360. That said, its amazing how bad even a console game version of Brandon Routh looks. The people that run WB must be kicking themselve for allowing Singer to badly miscast the lead. Especially if his likeness is going to hurt the games and toys. I can't really understand the logic there. I figured they had a choice of either getting an experienced actor who might of not looked 100% like Superman but could act or getting an unknown who looked like superman because if he couldn't acted, who cares, he looks like superman. Instead they went with someone who couldn't act and doesn't look remotely like Superman. I haven't really ranted before but seeing the game trailer just made this fact so clear.

  • March 1, 2006, 12:06 a.m. CST

    X3 Trailer?

    by OnLegendary86

    Did someone say there's a new X3 trailer coming out? When? Where? Spoilers anyone?

  • March 1, 2006, 12:08 a.m. CST


    by OnLegendary86

    yeah, i just checked Superherohype, and saw the announcement for the trailer...How come AICN doesn't get stuff that fast?

  • March 1, 2006, 12:18 a.m. CST

    "Spoilers anyone?"

    by DOGSOUP

    WEEEELL, since you asked......Proffessor X and Cyclops dies, Storm takes over the team, Logan takes over the school and cries three different times, and Mystique loses her poweres/dies.

  • March 1, 2006, 12:31 a.m. CST

    "Spoilers anyone?"

    by OnLegendary86, yeah. I meant about the trailer...not the movie in general.

  • March 1, 2006, 12:37 a.m. CST

    X3 has SOOO much potential...

    by Hyphin

    ...but prolly wont reach very much of it....dont get me wrong...i dont want to judge early and be a fag...its just....well, we know what we want...chances of the happening?

  • March 1, 2006, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Don't get too excited, the trailer is CG!

    by Shermdawg

    And it's amovie based game, which means that it is almost guaran-damn-teed to suck.

  • March 1, 2006, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Does Anyone have the old Atari 2600 Superman Game?

    by cookylamoo

    I loved that stupid game.

  • March 1, 2006, 1:32 a.m. CST

    another 2600 superman game

    by hellnback

    every supes game that has come out has sucked. don't know about this one but i remember owning the atari 2600 superman game. as horrible as the graphics were back then, i actually enjoyed it. it was mainly luther blowing up a bridge into pieces than as superman you would fly thru metropolis locating all the pieces to put the bridge back together and then you had to capture luther and his henchmen and throw them into jail. cheesy but fun.

  • March 1, 2006, 1:43 a.m. CST

    The game

    by goldcountry

    Agree about Supes games- I rented the N64 version to see and was horrified. But if the movie is half as good as that clip, I'll be happy. God, I hope the movie's a quarter as good. Please!!!!!!

  • March 1, 2006, 2:09 a.m. CST

    That's just a cutscene...

    by frofropimp

    Not actual gameplay footage which is liable to be terrible. Guess it does give you a better idea about the film.

  • March 1, 2006, 2:39 a.m. CST

    GUYS GUYS GUYS don't get excited!!!

    by Rcamacho2278

    that is NOT video from the actual game play but a cut scene . CG. sorta like how final fantasy had all those cool movies in between CRAP graphics and gameplay. we should wait to see what the actual GAME plays like.

  • March 1, 2006, 2:41 a.m. CST


    by Phategod1

    just in case ya'll were wondering thats Metallo in a some mech suit.

  • March 1, 2006, 3:34 a.m. CST

    I'll hold out all opinions until the game comes out

    by Doc_Strange

    EA is not known for making the greatest games. They do however seem rich enough to buy out all the best game developers. I have to say, Batman Begins sucked as a game, so expectations for this game are pretty null.

  • March 1, 2006, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Batman would win

    by DOGSOUP

    With his kryptonite bullet. So there dude, hate on me.

  • March 1, 2006, 6:33 a.m. CST


    by Johnny Wishbone

    And you know it.

  • March 1, 2006, 6:38 a.m. CST

    X-Men would kick Supes ass

    by super_tuga

  • March 1, 2006, 7:45 a.m. CST

    cool, but i would have liked...

    by satansteve

    to see some in game footage. yeah.

  • March 1, 2006, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Will and Lois

    by Bono Luthor

    Is it just me, or does Brandon Routh look like he should be in a certain sitcom? He also looks a little like Brian Singer. Not sure what THAT means...

  • March 1, 2006, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Even on a game trailer, the suit still sucks!!!

    by TheResident

    i cant stand the cut of the suit in the neck, it should be open to the shoulders DAMN IT!!!!!

  • March 1, 2006, 9:43 a.m. CST

    With his kryptonite bullet. So there dude, hate on me.

    by tranpkp1

    Dude, isn't Supes 'faster than a speeding bullet'?? Man i thought i payed too much attention to the look of ppl and their clothes but there are some big time haters of Routh's duds

  • March 1, 2006, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Without being picky

    by KnightEternal

    he might not realise they are krptonite bullets and assume they will bounce off him.......maybe......

  • March 1, 2006, 10:21 a.m. CST

    It really bothers me when I see a game ad without

    by pandamaster83

    any in-game footage. It's like putting out a poster showing a bunch of topless girls for Citizen Kane: it has absolutely nothing to do with the product. But the sad fact is that the CG trailer will actually persuade a lot of people to buy the game regardless of how it plays. Name me one game where the cutscenes have any bearing on the quality of the game. NOT the story: the game (ie. how it PLAYS).

  • March 1, 2006, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Expectations for this movie slowly sinking...

    by Thumper2k1

    Man does that look terrible. If that's any indication of how superman will be flying in the movie, I'm just going to avoid seeing it altogether. I'm not sure if it's the rendering or what, but it looks like Superman unusually large feet. Kind of reminded me of those silly anime drawings where a skinny kid is wearing boots 3x larger than what he should be wearing.

  • March 1, 2006, 10:35 a.m. CST

    I weep for you naysayers, that made my balls tingle...

    by Blacket-Man

    I am giddy.

  • March 1, 2006, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Pretty sweet Superman combat

    by isispop

    Now that pretty much looks just like the way a cool Superman fight would start goin down w/a giant Metallo. Cool how he punched thru the back carryin the torso. Makes me wonder if the movie follows the Metallo/Lex stoyline when Byrne redid it. No matter what I think I'll see the movie & buy the game just cause it's Supes... but EA's Batman Begins did let me down & I LOVE that movie. Was a cool slick package w/great graphics that used actual voices...but the gameplay/fightin kinda blew. -The Poop (isispop's Daddy)

  • March 1, 2006, 11:10 a.m. CST


    by Sith42

    Wasn't there an Aint-It-Cool-Games at one point? I contributed a few things last time and I wouldn't mind helping out with a new one. Drop me a line if you need any help.

  • March 1, 2006, 11:14 a.m. CST

    they should make the whole movie

    by Rupee88

  • March 1, 2006, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Neo did it.

    by I Dunno

    And when he flew at supersonic speeds, he trashed a neighborhood.

  • March 1, 2006, 11:15 a.m. CST

    they should make the whole movie CGI

    by Rupee88

    That looked very giant robots and the action was great. I wish they would make an all CG superhero movie can see how kickass it could be.

  • March 1, 2006, 11:23 a.m. CST


    by Billy_Batts

    They DID make a CG superhero movie. It was called THE INCREDIBLES, and it did, indeed, kick ass.

  • March 1, 2006, 11:39 a.m. CST


    by OnLegendary86

    Anybody got the Ultimate Avengers DVD like I did? It's not CG, but it's a pretty good animated superhero movie. They also have a sequel set for the summer, an Iron Man animated movie, and a Dr. Strange animated movie coming out next year.

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  • March 1, 2006, 12:49 p.m. CST

    sweet mary mother of god

    by trevorfactor

    that was one of the coolest video game trailers I've ever seen. brb I'm going to catch up on the previous posts in this thread

  • March 1, 2006, 12:50 p.m. CST


    by trevorfactor


  • March 1, 2006, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I prefer Spider-Man on the Atari 2600

    by lynxpro

    Activision's game with Spidey swinging to avoid the Goblin's pumpkin bombs. That was dope. Then again, I really dug Jedi Arena on the 2600 too. As for Routh looking like Supes, I'd say that Dean Cain looked more like Supes than that guy. Cain had more muscle tone too. Although we should not blame Singer for picking Routh, that was another example of Ratner's "street brilliance" in action. Singer just didn't buck the previous selection as he should have.

  • March 1, 2006, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Was that the redone Superman theme?

    by Psalmolive

    If so, it rocks. It has more layers going on. Well done, though I seriously hope he doesn't battle a giant metal robot in the film. The textures and lighting on the buildings makes this look like its for the XBOX360.

  • March 1, 2006, 3:26 p.m. CST

    I liked the Superman arcade game

    by rev_skarekroe

    If you were player 2, you played as Superman with a red costume. I liked to pretend it was Captain Marvel, but then, I'm a geek like that.

  • March 1, 2006, 3:55 p.m. CST

    What a bunch of maroons...

    by BuLLeT_TiMe

    You guys are so gullable. It's pathetic how many of you morons are jumping for joy over a CG CUTSCENE. That is not how the game will look or play, I guarentee you. This is EA Games, people. Their track record is FAR from shining. Quite the opposite. The comparison to "topless girls for Citizen Kane" is dead-fucking-on. Great analogy. Do none of you realize the deception inherent in releasing a game trailer with NO footage from the actual game? You guys are suckers.

  • March 1, 2006, 4:12 p.m. CST

    ...and YOU'RE the reason that movie games suck.

    by BuLLeT_TiMe

    Aside from the fact that large amounts of people are retarded enough to buy video games based on CG cutscenes (the developers KNOW this), the reason why film-based games are usually trash is because of things like this: "No matter what I think I'll see the movie & buy the game just cause it's Supes..." I've seen hundreds of statements like this in my life and they keep striking me as blatantly stupid. If YOU, the CUSTOMER, clearly doesn't give a damn about the quality of the product that you're buying, why in the hell should EA Games or anyone else care about it?! You're devaluing your worth time and time again. "I'll buy it because it's [insert license]!" IDIOTS! You're swearing up and down that you are willing to buy whatever they put out, based on name recognition ALONE. Corporations don't have to have a huge set of balls to label consumers as stupid and gullable. You frickin chimps do it YOURSELVES. You practically walk around with signs that read; "Please crap in my mouth! I'll PAY YOU!" Unless the developers of the game AND the publishers they bow to are *all* DIE-HARD fans of the property , why in the hell would they try their best to make a great game? What's their motivation?? You're paying them regardless of quality! (grumbles and walks away...)

  • March 1, 2006, 4:24 p.m. CST

    The reason movies and their games suck!

    by OnLegendary86

    I agree, and I made a similar post at SHH about the new Spider-man movie and the controversy over the costume, EVEN THOUGHT every single on of the naysayers will be there opening weekend to pay their money to Sony...and in the end, that's all they care about.

  • March 1, 2006, 5:22 p.m. CST

    i liked LoTR

    by nose bleed

    EA made that one. But yeah, this isn't what I expected out of 360 graphics.

  • March 1, 2006, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Cool, BUT......

    by longshot7

    I wish Supes didn't look like Brandon Routh. Yuck!

  • March 1, 2006, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Yeah, right

    by Hellhouse

    Just another example of the trailer being about ten times cooler than the actual game. How many times have we seen this? No way is that actual game play.

  • March 1, 2006, 7:10 p.m. CST


    by Evil Chicken

    That's cool.

  • March 1, 2006, 7:26 p.m. CST

    the game from the movie superman 3...

    by misnomer

    I always wanted to play that when I was a kid! looks BIG but the graphics were really not impressive *then that didnt stop spiderman 2 from being the most enjoyable platformer ever* Im looking forward to a ps3 spidey game as they have been consistently good since the days of the master system! *old superman games sucked*

  • March 1, 2006, 7:57 p.m. CST

    What's wrong with

    by quadrupletree

    They've had the same "video diary" entry up since last year... They need to update that shit!

  • March 1, 2006, 9:10 p.m. CST

    character selection

    by lynxpro

    Too bad they couldn't allow you to choose different versions of the character of Supes. It would be sweet if you could switch to the 90s Animated Superman version or the Fleisher version. Of course, I'd say they'd knock it out of the park if they could put in hidden selections for renders of George Reeves; Christopher Reeve (would cost an arm and a leg, or a spinal cord); Dean Cain or Tom Welling. Playing as Routherman to me is about as exciting as playing a render of the late 80s syndicated live action Superboy show.

  • March 2, 2006, 2:47 a.m. CST

    EA teaser + no gameplay shown + movie property = Shite

    by Horseflesh

    This is a no fail formula.

  • March 2, 2006, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Horseflesh is a mathematical genius.

    by BuLLeT_TiMe

    That is all.

  • March 2, 2006, 4:27 p.m. CST

    I'll buy it JUST BECAUSE it's Superman...

    by ComicBookGeek77

    Just like when I bought E.T for the Atari back in the day. That game ROCKED.

  • March 2, 2006, 5:45 p.m. CST

    EA turdfactory

    by dogsbottom

    This is a trailer for an EA game, not only that, but an EA superhero videogame tied into a huge movie. This is a no brainer for them, they dont have to make a good gsme, and they wont. However it will still sell by the (literal) shitload purely down to the marketing avalanche thats about to splooge all over the planet. The talented developers out there are trying to innovate and avoid this type of game, while the hacks trapped in the monster that is called EA Games churn this cack out with no love for the subject matter. Great, a GTA clone with a man in his underpants, I havent played one of those before.

  • March 2, 2006, 9:08 p.m. CST

    The X-Men arcade game....

    by vinceklortho

    will forever kick your ass. Same formula as The Simpsons arcade game and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game. I miss those days.

  • March 2, 2006, 9:24 p.m. CST


    by TELF

    Me too. I remember when I first saw that Simpsons game and being amazed at the graphics and sound. "Look Dad! It's like playing the cartoon, but violent!" Probably looks so dated now. It's just amazing how much games have advanced. We're so spoiled these days.

  • March 2, 2006, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Didn't that E.T. game have a massive recall?

    by SK909

    I just remember having to return it to Caldor's(the mid-80's answer to today's Target stores, as was Bradlees, at least in the northeast) like four times before finally giving up on it. Man, I remember going from that to the Sega master system which had it all for it's time, even though the NES got WAY more attention and customers. The master system had cartridge games AND tiny card games, (don't know why), as well as awesome light-gun games REAL 3-D games with glasses that actually did that alternating shit, as well as some really weird stuff like Alex Kid in Miracle World which, looking back, was like an acid trip. "Find the miracle ball!" Anyone remember the robot for NES that moved around while you planed mario brothers or duck hunt? Commodore 64 had some cool games if you had a disc drive that actually worked. Their game for Aliens actually had a word bubble of Ripley saying "get away from her you bitch!" I remember being like 8 or 9 and thinking it was so cool they did that. Plus the fight with the Queen was really cool how you had to grab her and hold her over the air lock. Another cool but largely forgotten system was the portable versio of the Turbo Graffix 16 which is STILL in my opinion, head and shoulders above all other portables. It had a cool slaughterhouse game with some pretty scary and gruesome graphics. Only problem is it took like 12 batteries. Besides that there was Neo Geo, Jaguar, Genesis... lot of systems. Would love to see some kind of doc on all of them and what their strong and weak points were.

  • March 3, 2006, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Whaddya know...

    by SK909

    There's a doc on PBS Sunday night at 9pm about the history of video games.

  • March 3, 2006, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Whaddya know...

    by SK909

    There's a doc on PBS Sunday night at 9pm about the history of video games.