The Death and Return of Superman, released for the SNES and Mega Drive/Genesis in August 1994, was the first superhero video game that tied in with a comic-book storyline that was being published at the same time. As Superman, the player was defeated by Doomsday. Gameplay then followed with a series of replacement superheroes. The game was released just a few months before the Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage storyline got its own spin-off game in 1994. Guinness World Records Gamers’ Edition 2009.
First superhero videogame to tie into a comic storyline
- The Death and Return of Superman