Superman Returns for EA, Warner Bros.

As audiences look forward to another big-screen adventure with the Man of Steel, Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics announced today that Superman Returns: The Videogame is scheduled to launch in conjunction with the June 30, 2006 release of the new feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures.

Featuring storylines from both the upcoming movie and more than 60 years of comic book content, the game is being developed by Electronic Arts-Tiburon in Orlando, Fla., the award-winning studio behind the hugely successful Madden NFL sports franchise.

“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," says Steven Chiang, VP and studio general manager of EA Tiburon. "Only Superman can meet challenges of this scale.”

The feature film is directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, The Usual Suspects) and stars newcomer Brandon Routh as the mild-mannered Clark Kent and his caped, crime-fighting alter-ego. Unlike Warner Bros.’ Batman Begins, which revisits the superhero genesis story, Superman Returns will have the Man of Steel returning to Metropolis after an absence of several years. Superman Returns: The Videogame will be available for Xbox 360, as well as current generation platforms.