It’s a bird, it’s a plane …


… it’s on Xbox Live. The demo for EA’s “Superman Returns” is now available for 360 owners, which means fans can now get a feel for how the Man of Steel is going to handle his next-gen business.

It sounds like a decent-sized demo, with five missions spread out over two chapters. Players are supposed to get a well-rounded sample of all the stuff Superman has to do. Unlike previous hero titles, Superman doesn’t have a life meter — Metropolis does. That means if you keep screwing up in your defense of the city, the meter drops, and Superman “fails” rather than dies. (seriously, what’s gonna hurt him other than Kryptonite? Bullets?)

The demo ends with a battle against Metallo and lots of robots. It’s Superman — he HAS to bash robots.