Exclusive: ‘Man of Steel’ game ‘Metropolis Mayhem’ lets players soar

May 24, 2013 | 9:00 a.m.

A scene from "Metropolis Mayhem," an online video game released to promote "Man of Steel," in theaters June 14. (Warner Bros.)

A scene from "Metropolis Mayhem," an online video game released to promote "Man of Steel," in theaters June 14. (Warner Bros.)

A scene from "Metropolis Mayhem," an online video game released to promote "Man of Steel," in theaters June 14. (Warner Bros.)

A scene from "Metropolis Mayhem," an online video game released to promote "Man of Steel," in theaters June 14. (Warner Bros.)

A scene from "Metropolis Mayhem," an online video game released to promote "Man of Steel," in theaters June 14. (Warner Bros.)

A scene from "Metropolis Mayhem," an online video game released to promote "Man of Steel," in theaters June 14. (Warner Bros.)

A scene from "Metropolis Mayhem," an online video game released to promote "Man of Steel," in theaters June 14. (Warner Bros.)

A scene from "Metropolis Mayhem," an online video game released to promote "Man of Steel," in theaters June 14. (Warner Bros.)

A scene from "Metropolis Mayhem," an online video game released to promote "Man of Steel," in theaters June 14. (Warner Bros.)

A scene from "Metropolis Mayhem," an online video game released to promote "Man of Steel," in theaters June 14. (Warner Bros.)

A scene from "Metropolis Mayhem," an online video game released to promote "Man of Steel," in theaters June 14. (Warner Bros.)

Superman fans eager to see the Last Son of Krypton take flight on the big screen in “Man of Steel” can get a taste of the action in “Metropolis Mayhem,” an online video game from Warner Bros.

“Metropolis Mayhem” launches Friday at metropolismayhem.manofsteel.com. The 2-D game allows players to fly Superman through Metropolis, using their keyboard to maneuver the Man of Steel around obstacles and destroy objects with heat-vision. Players must collect Superman logos to increase their score while dodging floating laser beams, plasma weapons from dropships and guided rockets shot from helicopters. Get hit five times, and Supes is a goner.

Though “Metropolis Mayhem” may not feature the explosive special effects sure to shake theaters when “Man of Steel” opens June 14, it does feature a snippet of the film’s moving score, composed by Hans Zimmer.

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The game comes three weeks before the release of “Man of Steel,” directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill as Clark Kent. The movie is highly anticipated; despite a tidal wave of superheroes on the cinema in recent years, Superman hasn’t seen the big screen since 2006′s “Superman Returns,” which disappointed at the box office. The last iconic portrayal was by Christopher Reeve, who first donned the suit for Dick Donner’s 1978 blockbuster “Superman.”

With Hollywood heavyweight Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight” trilogy) producing and Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”) directing, fans are hoping the film will present a Superman that a new generation can cling to.

“It’s the most realistic movie I’ve made,” Snyder told Hero Complex. “There’s no tongue in anyone’s cheek. I’m not apologizing for Superman in any way. I’m saying, ‘Superman is a thing that must be taken seriously and embraced and understood.’”

Check out Metropolis Mayhem and let us know your high score in the comments.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark

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6 Responses to Exclusive: ‘Man of Steel’ game ‘Metropolis Mayhem’ lets players soar

  1. Bob Shmob says:

    Does this remind anyone else of Superman 64? *shudder*

  2. Void Knight says:

    Never played that game, but I've heard that it is the worse Superman game ever.

    This one for its simplicity isn't that bad.

    But I have pretty low standards.

  3. Eriberto Medrano says:

    I've played the game and it is kind of fun. It is worth a few minutes of your time. By the way, it is better than Supeman 64.

  4. James Brown says:

    It pisses me off because with the tech of today, a good superman game is needed and the makers of GTA would be ideal to construct a wicked free roaming game

  5. carecare23 says:

    What kind of "promotion" is this? "Here, come play our game, it looks completely awful!"

  6. Suoerman says:

    I really hope that they make this Game, And that (unlike the first The Amazing Spider-Man Game) Allow The Playrers (ESPECIALLY THE ONES ON THE 3DS AND 3DS XL TO FLY AROUND THE CITY AND FIGHT CRIME) And have a free roam mode and a free 360 degree turning ability so that way it would/may thrn be 3 Dimentional. I also hope that they make it AMAZING!!!!

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