Rocksteady Studios helmed the immensely successful Batman: Arkham series of open-world Batman video games. And even before that series concluded, speculation swirled about the possibility of a game for another of DC’s trinity – Superman. It’s no secret that the Man of Tomorrow has a rough track record when it comes to video games. The few well-received ones in which he features are more Justice League games than anything. But after seeing what Rocksteady did with Batman, fans clamored for the chance to experience their take on the high-flying heroics of the Last Son of Krypton. Unfortunately, all mention of a Superman game by Rocksteady were merely rumors. There was never any real proof. But now new information exists that could give credence to the idea.
A new listing popped up on Game System Requirements with the title “Superman: World’s Finest”. And below that title is the developer, listed as Rocksteady Studios. Because of the steps required to get a listing onto Game System Requirements, it’s unlikely that just anyone could throw the listing onto the site. So, with that in mind, there’s a higher chance that this particular leak has some truth to it. Though it’s still a rumor, so fans should be advised to maintain a healthy degree of skepticism. Especially as the initial leak of this game came from 4chan, suggesting it’d be announced at E3. It wasn’t.
If this does turn out to be a legitimate project, it’s an exciting one. Especially given the title. “World’s Finest” is a reference to a classic line of DC comics featuring Superman and Batman team-ups. They even used it for the crossover between their two DCAU shows. Though DC has come back to that term several times, over the years, in reference to other heroes and as a general means of referring to their catalog of characters. So it could be a basic subtitle for a game that solely features Superman. It would explain why Superman gets top billing in the title. But if it is referring tot he comics, then it could mean a game featuring both Superman and Batman in Rocksteady’s style. Many fans would rightly be happy about that.
Many fans anticipate the possibility of an announcement at the Game Awards. They’re right around the corner and promise the reveal of 10 upcoming titles. If these rumors are indeed true, then Superman: World’s Finest could be among them. But we’ll have to see, come December.