Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. Interactive and DC Comics announced today that Superman Returns: The Videogame is scheduled for a summer 2006 release in conjunction with the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ film Superman Returns on June 30, 2006. The game, which features storylines from both the movie and more than 60 years of comic book content, is being developed by Electronic Arts-Tiburon in Orlando, Fla., the award-winning studio that develops Madden NFL, the most popular sports franchise in videogame history. Superman Returns: The Videogame will be released on the Xbox 360, as well as current generation platforms.
“We have assembled world class talent at EA Tiburon to deliver this blockbuster experience and we are thrilled to team up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics and have the opportunity to demonstrate our creative and technological expertise in the action/adventure category,” said Steven Chiang, vice president and studio general manager, EA Tiburon. “We are creating a game that allows players to experience a real sense of flying, and master Superman’s unrivaled super hero powers in order to save Metropolis. Only Superman can meet challenges of this scale.”