NetherRealm Studios is pitting the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, and other notable DC Comic all-stars together into a new fighter for the Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
Chicago, Illinois-based developer NetherRealm Studios did something last year that was inconceivable. They managed to make Mortal Kombat, former champ of the “last hurrah of the arcade,” relevant again. And believe me, that was a triumph considering the recent stature of the series within the fighting-game scene; namely, invisible.
Now the studio formally known as Midway Chicago, is bringing their fighting-game know-how to the popular world of DC Comics in Injustice: Gods Among Us, coming next year to the Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Its simple premise, of course, heroes and villains from the DC Universe fighting each other.
As for line-up details, only Batman, Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and Solomon Grundy are known playable characters for this title – you’ll seem them in the trailer below – with more big name heroes and villains to come in the following weeks, so don’t you fret true believers (yes, that’s a Stan Lee thing, shoo fly).
Before you go off thinking that this is part deux to 2008’s Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, which is fair, seeing that they’re from almost the same company (Warner Bros.), the legendary Ed Boon, co-creator of the Mortal Kombat series and now creative director at NetherRealm Studios, promised an interesting concept to core game play. Allow me to explain.
Characters in Injustice breakdown as follows: “Power” characters like Superman, and “Gadget” characters like Batman, both play differently in regards to how they interact with their environment. During a battle, Sup’s can pick up a nearby car and use it as a giant baseball bat of sorts, while Bats can only grasp his opponent and smash their heads against it.
Definitely, the game should have other advantages for each character type that should make for some serious fun strategy. I wonder what though? Its pretty early though, and the game isn’t due until 2013, sadly. We’ll have to savor these two videos – the announcement trailer and an interview with Ed Boon – until possible more info at E3.
Injustice: Gods Among Us – Announcement Trailer
Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ed Boon Interview
Can’t wait to learn more about this game! I also can’t wait to learn more about these 10 awesome 8-bit accessories or this absolutely amazing War Machine papercraft from Iron Man 2. Whoever made it, is a papercraft master; I said, wow.