Well it’s not the Marvel vs DC fighter comic fans have been yearning for decades but this is still exciting, and unexpected news indeed. I’m more than confident this game will make up for the decent, yet lackluster Mortal Kombat vs DC, especially since it’s being worked on by the new Netherrealm Studios and not the now bankrupt Midway.
Warner Bros. revealed NetherRealm Studios latest fighting game this morning, Injustice: Gods Among Us. The new fighter will focus on the DC Comics universe including Batman, Superman and their respective nemeses. How’s this for a tagline: “What if our greatest heroes become our greatest threat?” Injustice is scheduled for a 2013 release for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and also the Wii U — check out the World Premiere trailer belows, of which Gamespot currently has the exclusive.
NetherRealm is once again attempting to raise the bar in regards to storytelling in fighting games with Injustice. Ed Boon, creative director at NetherRealm, promises the following:
““We can’t wait to reveal Injustice: Gods Among Us because it will give our fans and gamers an epic experience as they battle like gods as their favorite DC Comics villains and heroes. Our team is excited to make a fighting game that is filled with fast-paced action, incredible story-telling and iconic DC Comics characters.”
The current roster for Injustice includes Batman, Harley Quinn, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash and Wonder Woman — all of which you can see fighting in the trailer…as soon as I can find a working trailer. For now, follow this link to check out a legally functioning one.
As the old saying goes, “Third time’s the charm” (MKvsDC and the horrible SNES game, Justice League Task Force being the previous two attemtps). I don’t know the DC mythos as well as a hardcore DC fan but I’m confident after the awesome MK9 that Netherrealm can make a fighter worthy of satiating both hardcore and casual DC fans, especially with a possible 28+ roster. Will it be as violent as MK? Not sure but after the semi-backlash to MKvsDC’s toned down violence, we can expect them to raise the bar a bit more this time.