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Rarely do I conform to the need to write in cool acronyms, but OMG, OMG, OMG — excited smiley face! Details have emerged that showcase Superman melting steel and flying through buildings in an epic-looking open-world game that didn’t quite make it to production.

The OMG-ing doesn’t stop there — apparently the same studio was also working on a similar open-world game for The Flash, although we don’t have any footage of this yet. Still, what you are about to read will have you stunned, because this game looks phenomenal.

The Game

Today, we are able to reveal insane, never-before-seen prototype footage, courtesy of Did You Know Gaming?.

At first glance, this open-world offering looks like it would have genuinely been the ultimate Superman experience, with countless abilities and villains crammed into this one universe. I know I've said it before, but this game looks so insane it will melt your mind.

The game fell just short of release back in 2007 due to “external factors” beyond the developer’s control. It was in development at UK studio Factor 5 and was to be published by Brash Entertainment. Both studios have since closed down — the curse of the Superman game strikes again.

The Original Man Of Steel

The game — which was in its concept stage back in 2007 at Brash and code named Blue Steel — planned to launch with the title Man Of Steel. This name was later snapped up by Warner Bros. for the movie that followed in 2013.

Game makers planned to incorporate more Superman homage and trivia than you could shake a stick at. It was to be the ultimate Superman simulator coated in Krypton gold. Man Of Steel (Blue Steel) was to source its epic open-world depiction from both the comic books and the movie series.

So much steel-bending awesomeness was planned that I barely know where to begin. Players would have been able to fly, use heat vision, smash through walls, dodge bullets, pick up cars, and much, much more.

Man Of Steel (Blue Steel) was reportedly set to launch for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii. This game structure exists — and it looks phenomenal.

I can’t get enough of this concept. With such formidable characters like Livewire, Brimstone, Brainiac, Darkseid, Killer Frost, and a playable version of Supergirl for a mapped-out multiplayer mode. This offering doesn’t just have the legs for a great game, it has the arms, torso and shiny red underwear, too!

Sure, there is no storyline, but that makes it even more appealing to another studio that might want to make the game its own. I, for one, would love to see someone pick up the reins on this.

What do you think? Is this the Superman game you have always wanted? Someone needs to erase 'Superman 64' from our memories, please!

Rocksteady? Telltale?

Sources: Gameinformer, Didyouknowgaming


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