EA Awarded Superman Rights

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Comics have granted Electronic Arts worldwide interactive rights to develop, publish and distribute video games based on Superman. Financial terms of the deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Comics were not disclosed.

In a release, EA president and COO John Riccitiello notes that the company will work closely with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Comics create a whole new look and feel for the universe of Superman, which is getting updated for an all-new feature film.

Under the multi-year agreement, EA will publish games based on the upcoming feature, as well as any subsequent Superman films distributed during the term of the agreement. In addition, EA has the rights to produce games based on Superman comics and animated television programs.

With the Superman titles, EA and Warner Bros. Consumer Products hope to build on the success achieved with the Harry Potter games. The entities are also co-publishing a game based on the upcoming live-action/animated feature Looney Tunes: Back in Action.