Gotham Knights devs could be working on a Superman game

Gotham Knights devs could be working on a Superman game
Images via Warner Bros. Montreal | Rocksteady

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Tom Chapman

Published 

10th Apr 2024 14:32

While it's fair to say that 2022's Gotham Knights wasn't exactly rivalling Rocksteady's Arkhamverse in terms of critical acclaim, there are many of us who'd happily return to this world. Sidelining the Caped Crusader in favour of the Bat Family was a bold gamble, but it was far from Gotham Knight's biggest problem.

With lacklustre combat compared to Rocksteady's, glitches, and that infamous FPS row, Gotham Knights felt like an inferior spin-off from the Arkham games, without having the Arkhamverse to back it up. Now, new rumours claim Warner Bros. Montreal could be suiting up with a very different corner of DC comics.

WB Montreal is apparently working on a Superman game

According to TeladiaPlays, WB Montreal could be turning its attention to the Man of Steel. He explains, "I've been digging myself when it comes down to WB Games Montreal, and I've been speaking to different people." He adds, "I know that Warner Bros. Games is making a AAA flying game." 

Although he admits it could be Superman or Green Lantern, Miller Ross chimes in to remind us Wonder Woman can fly. The latter is least likely, especially as Monolith is working on its own Wonder Woman game. The pair reminded us about when Monolith's Batman game was shelved so Rocksteady could concentrate on Arkham City.

Despite Green Lantern's expanded presence in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, we also don't think he's quite strong enough to carry a AAA label just yet. This makes Superman a logical and likely choice. Superman games have a checkered past, but after Superman 64 was dubbed the worst game of all time, he's long overdue a resurgence. 

Bringing back a forgotten pitch

Superman using his lasers in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
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Image via Rocksteady

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Way back when, there was word that Rocksteady was working on a Superman standalone game to follow 2015's Arkham Knight. Supposed concept art appeared online, although conflicting reports claim it was actually WB Montreal that was pitching a game for the Metropolis Marvel.

Whether it was Rocksteady, WB Montreal, or neither working on a Superman game, the idea had more than enough hype to warrant someone revisiting it. We heard about WB Montreal flying high with a Superman game back in 2021, and finally, it could be making waves. 

Despite James Gunn suggesting we'll return to the Arkhamverse, the commercial and critical struggles of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League have us questioning where Rocksteady will go next. Either way, we don't see the developer suiting up with the Man of Steel anytime soon, leaving more than enough room for the Gotham Knights team to swoop in. 

Tom Chapman
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Tom Chapman
Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.
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