Hey guys, remember a few years ago when Factor 5 (Rogue Squadron) still existed? It was wounded by betting hard on Sixaxis controls with its PS3-exclusive stinker Lair, but even something that crummy wasn’t what killed it. It was when multiple game projects were cancelled by publisher Brash that Factor 5 as we knew it died. One of those games you’ll never see is the developer’s would-be Superman title, and with these examples of character art, you can at least get some idea what it might have looked like.
Found by Siliconera on the site of artist Daveed Kaplan this set of images gives us some insight into the project codenamed Blue Steel. You not only see how Superman looked (we like how big the chest symbol is), there’s villains like Lex Luthor, New Gods Darkseid and his son Kalibak, and rogue Kryptonians Zod and Non. Images like these make us a little sad, if for no other reason than small tastes like these shows the potential this game had before being cancelled. Perhaps Superman was on his way to starring in his first good game? Sadly, we’ll never know.