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Warner Bros. Interactive Announces 'Injustice: Gods Among Us'

Get ready for a new fighting game franchise from the creators of Mortal Kombat.

What do we often see in comic books? We usually see superheroes fighting supervillains. But that isn't always how it goes. Often we see hero fighting hero for whatever reason. It's a great treat for readers as we always discuss who would win in a fight if two heroes were pitted against each other. We're about to get that scenario in video game format. Warner Bros. Interactive asks, "What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat?"

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced Injustice: Gods Among Us from the award-winning NetherRealm Studios. If you didn't already know, they're the creators of the Mortal Kombat franchise (and are also responsible for 2008's Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe). he game is scheduled for release in 2013 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo.

The game will feature a large cast including Batman, Harley Quinn, Solomon Grundy, Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman and many others. The line between good and evil has been blurred and we'll be seeing heroes and villains fighting epic battles on a massive scale.

Interestingly enough, the press release for this announcement left out some crucial information. Our friends over at GameSpot have even more information (and some screenshots that I'm borrowing).

It turns out that Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti are the ones responsible for coming up with a way for all of this to go down. This is great news for comic fans as having actual comic book writers involved will add to the credibility of the way the characters are used.

Be sure to check out GameSpot's coverage as they have loads more details on how the game and environment will work.

If that wasn't enough, GameSpot even has the announcement trailer.

As soon as this game is in the building, I'm going to have to find out who has a copy.

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Posted by SoA

ill give it a shot if they include deathstroke (like in mk vs dc) otherwise meh .

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Posted by Icarusflies

:D :D :D :D

EEEEEE!!!

I WANT THIS SO MUCH!!!!

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Posted by NightFang

Ugh, their using the New 52 costumes.

Posted by ReVamp

Batman still looks awkward the second time through.

Posted by Inverno
Posted by Deranged Midget

Awwww c'mon...

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Posted by KainScion

like mk vs dc didnt suck a$$

Edited by Recoil1985

@SoA said:

ill give it a shot if they include deathstroke (like in mk vs dc) otherwise meh .

They had him in their previous game DC vs Mortal Kombat, so I think it's fair to assume they have him in mind for this one, too ;)

Honestly, I'm excited. Mortal Kombat 9 was superb and if this is even remotely as good I'll probably enjoy it.

I'm surprised Green Lantern wasn't used in the reveal, though.

Posted by rogue_mar1e

EXCITINGGGGGGGGGG

@Deranged Midget said:

Awwww c'mon...

*pat pat*

I saw your thread first if it makes you feel better

Posted by Deranged Midget

@NightFang said:

Ugh, their using the New 52 costumes.

Mortal Kombat is known for alternate costumes so there's still a chance for the classics.

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Posted by FadeToBlackBolt
@Deranged Midget said:

Awwww c'mon...

Your thread was better. 
Posted by Rumble Man
What are the chances of this guy in DLC?
Posted by Gambit1024

@Deranged Midget said:

Awwww c'mon...

I don't understand why they locked yours?

Posted by Robrat93

Yes looks way better than MK vs DC and using the impressive animation of DCUO awesome :D

Posted by shrmntnk62

That looks amazing. Hopefully Marvel can do something like this too.

Posted by SupremeHyperion

the fact alone that harley quinn will be given the chance to defeat any hero or villain on the roster is lame but game looks pretty cool, just wish it was a different fighting engine (always found MK games to lack flow and smooth combat)

Posted by NightFang

@Deranged Midget said:

@NightFang said:

Ugh, their using the New 52 costumes.

Mortal Kombat is known for alternate costumes so there's still a chance for the classics.

I hope so because I hate Superman's and Wonder Woman's new costume. It's fantasy, their allowed to be a little silly.

Posted by Deranged Midget

@rogue_mar1e: :(

@FadeToBlackBolt: Thanks mate.

@Gambit1024: Don't know :\ I've seen other cases where a thread would remain open even after ComicVine created their own.

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Posted by sweetesttoaster

Ehhh...what is with these costumes. Seriously Wonder Woman wearing pants...come on.

Posted by nickthedevil

FLASH

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Posted by Z3RO180

@NightFang: dount think there the new 52 costumes and if they were cmon the costumes are awesome.

Posted by FIash

They better have a larger set of fighting moves than MK vs DC weak list.

Posted by Gambit1024

@Deranged Midget: :( They locked it while I was watching the video on yours. Ah well.

I hate fighting games, but it's nice to see that they're making something like this with the DC characters. Now if we can only get a good MUA-style game with these guys. Justice League Heroes never happened.

Posted by Video_Martian

YES, THANK GOD They're finally making a game that doesn't revolve around frickin' BATMAN all the time...

Posted by Deranged Midget

@Gambit1024: Justice League what now? I can't recall such a game ever happening? :P

I personally love fighting games and it's easily one of my favourite genres. NetherRealm is the perfect studio for this and I can't wait to see more footage and hope they release a demo following E3.

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Posted by sethysquare

@mr.obvious said:

YES, THANK GOD They're finally making a game that doesn't revolve around frickin' BATMAN all the time...

THIS!

Posted by NightFang

@Z3RO180 said:

@NightFang: dount think there the new 52 costumes and if they were cmon the costumes are awesome.

Take a closer look, Wonder Woman is wearing the blue pants and Superman doesn't have his red undies and only a few of the new 52 costumes are cool.

Posted by sethysquare

@CaioTrubat said:

This also.

Posted by Deranged Midget

@shrmntnk62: I think Marvel is locked into the MvC style of fighting games but I'd rather take something like this. I'm not the biggest fan of MvC 3.

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Posted by Z3RO180

@NightFang: i have just cuase one character is weraing some thing differnt does not mean its from the comics.Also if you would notice ww does not have trousers in the comics.

Posted by Or35ti

This looks super awesome! and I love the costumes and characters! I can't wait to hear more about this and buy this!!

Posted by htb106

looks good, If any of the Teen Titans are in there it'll be a game I need to get.

Posted by CrimsonTempest

Hooray for Wonder Woman wearing pants! And if there's a chance of seeing the Secret Six involved in this game, even better!

Edited by Kal'smahboi

This looks good. Want to play.
 
Also, Supes sending somebody through the stratosphere? Greatest move ever.

Posted by BatWatch

Wow! Batman sent Solomon Grundy fling sixty feet up in the air and through two walls? That's...stupid.

I didn't like MK vs. DC. The characters fighting styles felt wrong to their characters and... clunky.

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Posted by dewboy01

monstrosity ever, yes!

Posted by JusticeCovert

@NightFang: I believe the costumes are actually new and being designed by NetherRealm Studios.

Posted by Gambit1024

I hope Martian Manhunter's in it. They snubbed him pretty hard in MK vs DC.

Posted by Icarusflies

@Gambit1024 said:

@Deranged Midget said:

Awwww c'mon...

I don't understand why they locked yours?

Just standard policy...if there's an official news thread, that becomes the new discussion thread even if there's a user-made one. Sorry about that.

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Posted by Deranged Midget

@Icarusflies said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@Deranged Midget said:

Awwww c'mon...

I don't understand why they locked yours?

Just standard policy...if there's an official news thread, that becomes the new discussion thread even if there's a user-made one. Sorry about that.

*shakes fist and walks away in a rage*

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Posted by Lvenger

@Gambit1024 said:

@Deranged Midget: :( They locked it while I was watching the video on yours. Ah well.

I hate fighting games, but it's nice to see that they're making something like this with the DC characters. Now if we can only get a good MUA-style game with these guys. Justice League Heroes never happened.

That was a bad year of games for me. I bought both Justice League Heroes and Superman Returns. I wish I hadn't bought either.

And this looks really cool! The trailer's frickin sweet! I'll be interested to see more info on this.

Posted by jointron33

@NightFang: no, wonder woman has pants in this

Posted by Recoil1985

@Deranged Midget said:

@shrmntnk62: I think Marvel is locked into the MvC style of fighting games but I'd rather take something like this. I'm not the biggest fan of MvC 3.

Posted by Deranged Midget

@Lvenger: I actually enjoyed Superman Returns. It wasn't a good game by any means, but I managed through it and it was alright. The combat needed more work but the flying mechanics were near perfect.

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Posted by sethysquare

@Lvenger:

never buy movie tie ins. they all suck.
Posted by Deranged Midget

@Recoil1985:

Honestly though, I liked the concept of MvC 3, but the roster was horrible, it was severely lacking in modes and was had completely broken online capabilities. Oh and not to mention, Capcom's usual garbage with an "Ultimate" version 2-3 months after...

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Posted by Recoil1985

@sethysquare: X-Men Origins: Wolverine seemed to be the only exception. I never played the full game, but the demo was tons of fun.

Posted by Lvenger

@Deranged Midget: Combat, mission structure and variety, graphics, voice acting and other things needed work. But I agree with you that the flying mechanics were near perfect. It was cool tearing through Metropolis with the superspeed effect and the controls worked well. Even better on the Xbox 360 I've discovered since I bought the game for the original Xbox. And Superman's powers were cool and easy to switch between as well as your aim being to protect Metropolis from destruction as at the end of the day, Superman is nearly invulnerable so nothing can really hurt him.

Posted by Inverno

Seriously guys this is going to be a more badass Mortal Kombat vs DC. I think it will be better than Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Posted by Deranged Midget

@CaioTrubat said:

Seriously guys this is going to be a more badass Mortal Kombat vs DC. I think it will be better than Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Not hard to accomplish. The game wasn't that great.

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