manofsteellogoThere's yet another new Superman movie heading to theaters this month and Warner Bros. has teamed up with Phosphor Games Studio to release a mobile movie tie-in game to coincide with the movie's release. Like the movie, the game is called Man of Steel and features swipe-based brawling similar to Warner Bros.' previous Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free] mobile game, or on the other side of the comic spectrum, similar to Marvel's Avengers Initiative [$1.99 / Free] mobile title. At least, that's the impression I get from the following trailer, which shows some fisticuff action on both the ground and air.

Man of Steel is set to release alongside the movie next week, on June 14th. It will come in two flavors on iOS, an iPhone version for $2.99 and an "HD" version for the iPad weighing in at $4.99. If another comic book character touchscreen brawler is something that interests you, then throw it on your TouchArcade [Free] app Watch List to get an alert when the game lands next week.

  • Deixa

    Another infinity blade style game

  • themostunclean

    What's with Phosphor and movie tie-ins lately?

    First WWZ, now this. Seems contrary to the type if games they used to produce.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      This is just how the video game world works when you're a mid-sized studio. I know of tons of places out there that are just running on fumes waiting for the next console cycle to start up and taking whatever contract work they can to keep the lights on in the meantime.

      That's also a large part of why you're seeing these sweeping layoffs, as it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to go all in on a PS3/360 title right now when you can wait a couple months / fiscal quarters and put together a team to make what'd potentially be a PS4/Xbone launch title.

      The realities of the business of game development sucks when all we want to do is play cool games. :)

      • speedyph

        Good analogy Eli

      • ratsinheat

        Good thing Steam Greenlight and Kickstarter are around!

      • Michal "Hochy" Hochmajer

        Sad truth. The question is. It is possible to build team, create stable environment and as side effect of this also create unique "nonprofit" games side by side with profitable one? Nowadys formula is to create "does not matter how great your game is" and completly fail within vacuum called game industry (gamers, journalists and big companies). I wish Phosphor bright future, and I also hope, they won't fall too deep into the "business".

  • zzandreezz

    So World War Z, Pacific Rim, and now this???

  • JohnnyJ301

    Eli is right, we just play these games and the devs are trying to make a living.

  • Ben Norvell

    Horn was great, world war z was good besides the Melee combat, so hopefully this will be pretty good as well.

  • toxiccheese

    Since when does Superman punch someone and they are able to just stand there without so much as a stumble? Are the enemies superhuman? I know it's just a game, but it is the man of steel after all!

    • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

      I had similar thoughts.

    • Jerutix

      To answer your question without movie spoilers, might I suggest watching Superman II with Christopher Reeve... The villain is the same.

  • John

    U can't be serious why do the graphics look like this is this for ps2 wtf

    • Ryan

      What did you expect it to look like a 360 game?? A solid, PS2 looking game is a great one on iOS. Maybe in 3-4 years we'll get solid, consistent, 360 lookin games but not now.

      • John

        This is for ps3 but it look like its for ps2

      • Protoman

        I assume you've played games like infinity blade...iOS devices are more than capable of waffle-stomping the hell out of some ps2 graphics. This is just lazy programming IMO.

  • John

    Another bad superman game wtf

  • Lamar Taylor

    Would have been nice to see a Superman game that was like Dark Knight Rises and based on the movie and fun to play. This game has terrible graphics and looks too restricted.

  • ODMay

    I was expecting this to be like The Dark Knight and The Amazing Spider-Man but I am glad gameloft didn't make it. It would probably have been like Iron Man 3.

  • Allen Arcelo

    Cant wait for Phospor's next mobile game "Thor 2".

  • ratsinheat

    I think this is the best TA headline and story I've seen in years. It's pretty funny and to the point. Another super hero game put out by studios but its got a funny headline!

  • detourne

    So....it's Superman and it keeps the lights on for a good developer? I guess I'll really have to get it then.

  • iValerio90

    not bad not bad...but a freeroaming style game like spider man or batman was better

  • lepeos

    Seems a bit stupid to say 'yet another Superman movie' when the last one was in cinemas in like, 2006. It'd be different if some studio had released one a few weeks ago and this was WB's take.

    Like you'd say, yet another Steve Jobs movie when they release that Ashton Kutcher one and then Sony release that one based on the biography.

  • Living Legend

    Why another Infinity Blade clone? Companies seem to make them often how come Epic and chAIR can't make a 3rd one quickly!

  • Scary Guns

    Graphics look outdated.