Back in July there was a supposed "leak" for a Superman game rumored to be developed by WB Games Montréal. There is honestly substantial evidence showing that the Man of Steel could be next in DC's ongoing run of games. Superman hasn't had his own game in nearly 10 years, and I believe that Man of Steel may have helped him the same way the Nolan trilogy brought us the Arkham series.
WB Montréal's website, it states the following: "We are a growing studio with two AAA projects in development focused on expanding the DC Comics universe in the interactive space."
At one point there was a job listing from them that stated they were working on an "open world" game. It has been removed since being noticed.
Arkham Knight References
First, we have Rocksteady's numerous Easter Eggs and references to Superman in the Arkham Knight.
There's a picture of Metropolis that advertises for an airline which you can see around the city (mostly indoors.) In the top right corner you can see a red streak which isn't a bird, or a plane, but Superman!
Thugs reference the Man of Steel multiple times. One of them being "You know the only thing that's missing is if that freak from Metropolis flew in here." which I totally agree with.
"Haha, man we got this city locked down. I thought taking over a place like this would be hard." to which his ally replies "Yeah, who knows? Maybe the Knight will have us hit Metropolis next time." The former thug then says "Hah! No way man. You think the Bat is tough to kill? You don't wanna go up against the other guy in a cape."
"That'll teach him. Who does he think he is anyway? Superman?"
"C'mon, man, fifty bucks, pay up." to which Thug 2 says "C'mon, it's not like you guessed it was Wayne." Thug 1 goes on to say "You're the one who put money on him being an alien refugee from a dying planet." Thug 2 responds with "Uhh, coulda sworn I'd heard that before."
At the GCPD, talking to Firefighter Leary-Wood will prompt dialogue that says "Seeing Scarecrow freaking out in that cell, it's making up for a lot of crap I've been through tonight." He goes on to say "So Bruce Wayne, huh? Never would've guessed. Next thing you know someone's gonna tell me Superman's really a janitor. Or no, a journalist."
Thugs have talked about him running for President and that they've seen it on TV.
Thugs have talked about rumors of him having put money into Scarecrow's plot for Gotham in Arkham Knight.
He leaves a personal message to Bruce Wayne's personal office phone in Wayne Tower where he talks about his interest in buying Bruce's tech division and how he's apparently offering $1,000,000,000 for it.
There are also the Lex Corp signs and buildings throughout Gotham City.
I'm also missing possibly one or two Lex references. My brother recently informed me of one of them and I was surprised to hear it, but I honestly can't remember what it was. I'll update it when I talk to him.
Also, there is another interesting conversation in Arkham Knight that might be forshadowing something:
Thug 1: "First "Arkham Asylum", then "Arkham City". Now "Arkham Knight". What's next?"
Thug 2: "I don't know, maybe we should leave Gotham "for a while"."
Thug 1: "But Gotham's been good to us."
Does this guy look familiar? Part of the cutscene at the end of Arkham Knight:
Initially, there was this picture that popped up on Twitter:
Rumors began flying around, and many assumed it was a fake. Until this gif of the same picture brought forth more controversy:
Not long after this there was concept art that leaked seemingly tied to the game.
A week or so later a LinkedIn account (essentially an online resume) for a freelancer named Kieran Turan had been updated, showing what he'd been working on. The information stated the following: "Troubleshooting and repair of the 3D facial rig of the upcoming "Superman" videogame for GameOn Audio."
GameOn Audio is a motion capture/audio company that has worked on games like Halo 4, Assassin's Creed, and Batman: Arkham Origins.
Here's a picture of the profile before the bits regarding Superman and GameOn Audio were removed from it:
Not long after this, more concept art had leaked of Superman, and Doomsday.
Superman's 2nd Concept Art:
Doomsday Concept Art:
Concept Art of All 3:
"If you're wondering what the text over the photo could be about and who is "Robic," after doing some research the Robic that the image is likely for is a company called of course, ROBIC. It's an Intellectual Property firm located in of course Montreal, Québec, Canada. Which is where WB Games Montreal game studio is of course located."
A Youtube channel known as "The Know" reported on this rumor and had their sources check in on it. Their source says that the gif is of a "very early tech test for a game that hasn't been approved yet."
I feel this could simply be a cover-up, but who knows?
It's kind of odd. Notice how NONE of the major gaming websites like IGN, Gameinformer, Gamespot, and more didn't report anything about this.
There you have it folks. Hopefully Superman is our next interactive experience from WBGM. I'll update this whenever I find any more news regarding the game.