It’s a bit baffling that Warner Bros. hasn’t created a modern Justice League game. While DC movies have had their ups and downs, Warner Bros. has had a lot of success on the games side of things with titles like the Batman Arkham series. Rumors of a potential Superman game have circulated, but that’s as close as things have come. In response to Warner Bros’ inaction, one fan has taken it upon themselves to create the Justice League game of their dreams.
Over on Reddit, u/TheRedProphett shared a video of a project they’ve been working on in Media Molecule’s Dreams, a sort of game creation engine for enthusiast game developers. The project is a Justice League game, featuring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman facing off against foes. While it’s clearly just a rough concept for such a game, the prototype is brimming with potential.
The Justice League prototype is basically just a beat ’em up with the option to swap between the three superheroes, though each hero has their own special moveset. There’s also surprisingly elaborate cape physics and a consistent art style among the heroes. While that might all sound simple, it’s something that takes a lot of effort and experience to nail down, so what TheRedProphett has shared here shouldn’t be downplayed.
There’s been no official confirmation of a full-on Justice League game, though it might not be out of the question forever. In fact, the Justice League will be making a formal appearance in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, the next game from Batman Arkham developer Rocksteady. However, that features the members of the Justice League as the antagonists, so it’s not quite what fans are asking for when they bring up a Justice League game.
It’s not that an official Justice League game is impossible, but it doesn’t seem to be in the cards right now. Rocksteady is the studio most would point to as a contender to helm such a game, but it seems to have its hands full at the moment. Plus, the Batman Family is getting its own game in the form of Gotham Knights, so the DC comic game space is a bit full at the moment, or at least will be when the two projects debut.
In the meantime, fans can hold out hope for some sort of official announcement at The Game Awards, though it isn’t a safe bet. For now, the Dreams creation represents the closest fans will get to a proper game, so it’s worth checking out.
No Justice League game has been announced.