Superman 64 HD: Kryptonite Edition announced for Nintendo Switch

by Martin Watts, 1 April 2019

The famous "S" emblem on Superman's chest in Superman 64

Update: Okay, so it turns out we were fed bad information! Superman 64 HD: Kryptonite Edition is not real.

There’s also no Brian Nyak at Warner Bros. Upon closer inspection of his name, we’ve realised this was actually the work of sinister Superman villain Brainiac.

You could say we feel like quite the April Fool…

Original story

Superman 64 may be one of the worst games ever made. But that isn’t enough to stop it from getting the remaster treatment.

Announced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment earlier today, Superman 64 HD: Kryptonite Edition is a souped-up version of the original N64 game. It will release on Nintendo Switch this summer.

Flying through rings in Superman 64 for the Nintendo 64

As you can see from the newly released screenshots in this post, this remaster will include a number of improvements. These quality-of-life changes include:

  • upscaled 720p (handheld mode) and 1080p (docked) resolutions and 16:9 widescreen support
  • retro-style CRT TV filter
  • motion controls
  • double fog mode – up the challenge by making those rings even harder to see!

Lifting a police car and carrying it to safety in Superman 64.

Superman 64 HD: Kryptonite Edition is getting two physical releases. There’s a standard edition and a special anniversary collector’s edition to mark 20 years since the N64 original released.

The limited edition will include a reprint of the comic that came with the N64 game, a holographic print, and a brushed-metal ring designed like the ones you fly through in the game.

Punching enemies in Superman 64

Bryan Nyak, Head of Marketing at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, said the following in a press release:

“Superman 64 received a critical mauling from so-called reviewers at the time. But it sold over half a million copies and was one of the best-selling N64 games of 1999. We know that there are a lot of fans out there who’ve been waiting years for a remaster, and we’re so happy to finally be able to deliver it.”

Using super speed in Superman 64 for the N64

Warner Bros. has yet to confirm a specific release date for Superman 64 HD: Kryptonite Edition, but expect to see it on store shelves sometime this summer.

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The Man of Steel, as seen in Superman 64 for the N64.

Martin Watts

Martin has been running N64 Today since it began in 2017. He previously wrote for Nintendo Life and works as a content professional by day. He got the Nintendo 64 as a Christmas present back in 1997 and it's been his favourite console ever since. His favourite N64 game is Goemon's Great Adventure.