October 5, 2005

Electronic Arts ‘Returns’ Superman to Video Game

LOS ANGELES -- The Man of Steel will soon be the man of pixels.

Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics confirmed Tuesday that a game tied to Warner Bros. Pictures' film "Superman Returns" will be released in conjunction with the movie's June 30 premiere.

"Superman Returns: The Videogame" will draw from the upcoming film and from the character's six decades as a comic book star, said Gerhard Florin, EA executive vp and general manager for International Publishing. It is being developed by EA's Tiburon studio in Orlando, which is the same team responsible for EA's popular "Madden NFL."

The game will come out on Microsoft's next-generation Xbox 360 platform as well as current consoles, said Jason Hall, senior VP at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

There have been video games based on Superman in the past, including titles from Atari and Titus Software Corp., but they were not well received.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter