Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. and DC Comics have joined forces on SUPERMAN RETURNS: THE VIDEOGAME, scheduled for a summer 2006 release in conjunction with the release of Warner Bros. Pictures film, SUPERMAN RETURNS, on June 30, 2006.
The action/adventure game, which features storylines from both the movie and more than 60 years of comicbook content, is being developed by Electronic Arts-Tiburon in Orlando, 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 Ent. and DC Comics and have the opportunity to demonstrate our creative and technological expertise in the action/adventure category, said Steven Chiang, vp/studio gm, EA Tiburon. We are creating a game that allows players to experience a real sense of flying, and master Superman's unrivaled superhero powers in order to save Metropolis. Only Superman can meet challenges of this scale.
Gerhard Florin, EAs evp/gm for International Publishing, added, Bringing SUPERMAN RETURNS to life in a game of this magnitude that mixes the comic lore with some movie elements delivers a powerful and emotional gaming experience to consumers. X05's worldwide stage is the perfect place to announce the return of this incredibly strong superhero to the interactive space.
The powerful Superman Returns property will be rightfully brought to gamers with a strong creative vision supported by compelling new technology so they can experience The Man of Steels superpowers firsthand, said Jason Hall, svp for Warner Bros. Interactive Ent.
EA is capturing the rich mythology of Superman and the visual excitement of our latest film to build a uniquely thrilling videogame for our fans," said Paul Levitz, DC's president/publisher. "We are all working together to bring players as much of the Superman experience as possible.
Electronic Arts (EA,www.ea.com), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a world-leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies.
Warner Bros. Interactive Ent., a Warner Bros. Ent. Co., is a premier licensor and a developer of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including consoles, PC-based gaming and wireless applications.
DC Comics (www.dccomics.com
), also a Warner Bros. Ent. Co., is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC superheroes and others have starred in comicbooks, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace.