Well this is quite a post we have for you today. Ed Boon and the gang from NetherRealm Studios have clued the world in on a lot of news for the much anticipated Injustice: Gods Among Us, the DC Comics fighting game from the team behind Mortal Kombat.This news includes worldwide release dates, collector’s editions, fight sticks, story mode news, confirmed characters, rumoured characters and possible alternate costume surprises. Let’s start with the most important thing, when you’ll be able to get your hands on the game and what editions of the game you can procure.
NetherRealm have unveiled the release date for Injustice: Gods Among Us as well as two editions of the game including several pieces of DC memorabilia .
The Collector’s Edition edition will include:
- Exclusive 25cm Injustice: Gods Among Us Collectible statue featuring iconic characters Batman and Wonder Woman
- Unique Steelbook Packaging
- An Injustice Comic Book
- Three exclusive skins based on Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman from DC COMICS – THE NEW 52.
This Collector’s Edition will set the consumer back a hefty £74.99 in the UK, €99.99 around Europe, and $99.99 in North America.
The Battle Edition been confirmed as US only for the moment. This edition comes with an arcade stick that has an adjustable illumination function. It also comes equipped with the 3 DLC skins that are in the Collector’s Edition. It is available for pre-order at GameStop and EB Games at $149.99.
Injustice: Gods Among Us will hit stores on April 16th in North America, and April 19th around Europe.
Now, moving onto the roster. It has been mentioned by several readers on the internet that Doomsday, a character that has been heavily rumoured, has been spotted on this newly announced fight stick. This in no way means that he will be a playable character, merely that he will have some involvement in the game. Whether it be as part of the story, or whether he will actually be playable, remains to be seen.
Doomsday is a character that is famously known for killing Superman and being a near unstoppable killing machine. It is also the first time that his artwork has been seen for this game.
Bane and Lex Luthor have both been confirmed for Injustice: Gods Among Us in this month’s issue of @Gamer Magazine.
This is the early interpretation of Bane from 1993, and not Tom Hardy’s portrayal of Bane from the 2012 movie The Dark Knight Rises . Bane is known as being the man who broke Batman’s back with his abnormal physical strength and is known to have extremely high intelligence, be an expert in hand to hand combat and also being an expert strategist.
Lex Luthor is seen in his Warsuit which was built on Apokolips, it gives him super strength, flight and even a force field, which put Lex on an even playing field with Superman.
Since the game was announced, fans have been questioning just how the story could work. A good example would be how Catwoman could hold her own against a foe like Superman. Tom Taylor, the man behind the Injustice prequel comic (which is available now on the DC app with a new issue every Tuesday) has praised the game’s plot, noting that it is the most ambitious plot he had ever seen from a fighting game.
“To tell you the truth, when the script arrived, I rolled my eyes, gritted my teeth and prepared to read through what I assumed would be a standard script to a fighting game; some ham-fisted dialogue, followed by some flaky reason to want to take out the opponents ribs one at a time.
And then I started reading it – and I read the entire thing in one sitting – and then I grinned. This really is the most ambitious script I’ve ever seen from a fighting game, and the NetherRealm guys have pulled it off.” ___ via VG247
Ed Boon recently spoke to VG247 about the possibilities of alternate costumes in the game.
“It’s one of the more common questions we’ve been asked,” he says with something of a weary look. “When we mention Nightwing, everyone asks ‘Damian Wayne? Red Hood?’ All these incarnations of a ‘former-Robin’ character have been asked. One thing we’ve been considering doing is alternate skins for the characters. It’d be cool if we could, say, have a main Barry Allen skin and then if you really want to go retro have a Kid Flash skin, or Impulse. All of those things would be a lot of fun. You can’t accommodate everyone, but it’d be great to have multiple versions like that.”
Boon also mentions that with the release of Injustice, NetherRealm aims to create an ongoing universe and use the game as it’s initial starting point.
“These characters have been represented in old-time comics, the New 52, cartoon series, live action – they all have their own universes and we’re trying to carve ours. In our minds we’re trying to see Injustice as the starting point of a series to continue that universe. That’s our goal right there, to establish a new universe.”
This seems like intent to cement a sequel being in the works, hopefully the game will perform well enough to make it so.
That concludes the huge amount of news we have for Injustice: Gods Among Us, and just a friendly reminder that the game will be released April 16th in North America and April 19th in Europe.