If you are a fan of the comic characters from the DC Comics Universe and a console gamer at the same time, then it’s time for you to get excited! DC Comics and the game development studios that stand behind the vastly popular Mortal Kombat series have come together once again to develop another hugely ambitious fighting game – the Injustice: Gods Among Us. Players of the game can look forward to gain control over more than 20 iconic characters from the DC Universe to experience epic battles between the good and bad, justice and injustice. Besides the brand new fighting mode, the game is also going to feature an original storyline, during which some of the superheroes and super-villains are going to measure their strengths against each other in epic fights to death.
According to the developers, the characters have been carefully chosen based on their popularity, but also to fit the Injustice storyline. Each character was designed to be unique with changes made to character models and their costumes, yet the developers have remained faithful to the original DC Universe comic books when determining the fighting styles and special abilities of each character. The presence of several characters in the game has already been confirmed, which include: Superman, Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Solomon Grundy, Green Arrow, Nightwing, and Cyborg. According to Lead Designer John Edwards, the story is going to surprise players with unusual face-offs between characters that normally would not fight one another, such as a clash Batman and Superman.
Since the game has to adhere to the restrictions implied by the DC Comics licence, there will be a limited amount of violence and blood in the game to make it accessible to players of lower age categories. This might be a disappointment to some players, since the original Mortal Kombat series is notorious for its brutality. However, developers have promised to make up for this by “crazy, over-the-top action “ which is clearly stands out in the trailers that have been released up to date. In the trailers, characters can be seen interacting with the environment and using it to their advantage, for example by throwing a nearby car at the opponent. In regards to the environment, there are going to be several arenas available, some of which will feature several “levels” – for example, the players will be able to move from one building to another during the middle of the fight. Each character will also poses a unique ability, also known as a “super move”, that will be assessable to the player by pressing the “character trait button”. For example in case of Batman, this will summon a swarm of robotic bats than will furiously attack the opponent.
Mortal Kombat players will also be pleased to know that the online mode has been radically improved in Injustice, fixing the severe online lag and generally improving the online experience of the game. NetherRealm Studios also announced that downloadable content will be available, including DLC characters that the players will be able to download and use in online combat.
While there is a limited amount of information about the game so far, the trailers definitely look promising. The game will be available for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii and the release date has been narrowed down to April 2013, with the specific day of release unknown at this point. As we near the release date, there should be more information available about the actual storyline and role of the various characters, so stay tuned for more updates!
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