Watch the Opening Cinematic for 'Injustice: Gods Among Us'

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Posted by k4tzm4n (36433 posts) - - Show Bio

The wait is almost over, friends. Next Tuesday, Injustice Gods Among Us will be yours to own (in North America, that is... shortly after everywhere else). You'll finally be able to break Batman's back as Bane or obliterate your foes as Superman. In case the wait is still killing you, Gamestop has released the fighter's opening cinematic. If you've been reading the digital comic (we're automatically best friends if you are), then you know the terrible event that sets Superman on a new path. If you don't want spoilers, back out now.

Here's how it went down in the comic up until this video. The Joker and Harley Quinn abducted a pregnant Lois Lane (Clark's of course the father). Superman shows up to save the day, but suddenly he sees Doomsday. Eager to get him out of the picture, he grapples the fiend and flies him into orbit. Except it wasn't Doomsday... it was actually Lois. Joker mixed fear gas and kryptonite to mess with the Man of Steel... and the end result is Clark killing his lover and unborn child with his own hands. As if that's not terrible enough, there was a monitor on Lois' heart. The second it stopped beating, a nuke detonated in Metropolis and killed millions. Joker's now in custody and... well, you'll see how Superman reacts.

If you've been following along in the comics, then you'll of course notice the conversation and course of events in the scene are completely different. However, the bloody outcome remains the same. Yeesh.

And just in case you missed it, Ares & Killer Frost have been confirmed. Click here to check out their gameplay.

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#1 Edited by Saranth (73 posts) - - Show Bio

The voice acting is fairly terrible, if I'm honest. I could do a more convincing Batman, and I'm Scottish.

EDIT: @k4tzm4n I'm aware that it's Kevin Conroy, but that doesn't make him impervious to criticism. I'll concede, however, that it may be the fault of the script, rather than the actor. 'Superman! Don't!', for example, just makes me cringe. It's not Batman.

#2 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

superman is walking like he has a rash.

#3 Posted by k4tzm4n (36433 posts) - - Show Bio

@saranth said:

The voice acting is fairly terrible, if I'm honest. I could do a more convincing Batman, and I'm Scottish.

Uh... that would be quite impressive seeing as that's Kevin Conroy, the man who's pretty much the definitive voice of animated Batman.

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#4 Posted by Cafeterialoca (1503 posts) - - Show Bio

@saranth:Um, that's Kevin Conroy. AKA, the Batman throughout all the animated series, including the 90's.

#5 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@saranth said:

The voice acting is fairly terrible, if I'm honest. I could do a more convincing Batman, and I'm Scottish.

O_O The man has been playing Batman for over a decade.

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#6 Posted by kilomac29 (322 posts) - - Show Bio

Everything I have seen on this game looks so amazing. Already preordered from Amazon. FYI. You get a $10 credit from Amazon when you preorder.

#7 Edited by TheManInTheShoe (3876 posts) - - Show Bio

Do not want to be one of those guys but the faces looks kind of off, and why isn't Mark Hamill in this?

#8 Posted by stevencarver_ (90 posts) - - Show Bio

@saranth: Yeah, like everyone's said, that's Kevin Conroy, the definitive Batman voice. The real issue in this is the voice of the Joker. It's not Mark Hamill and it definitely shows.

#9 Posted by Outside_85 (8147 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly I have seen much prettier cut-scenes (or whatever this is) from a fighting game... years ago.

Do not want to be one of those guys but the faces looks kind of off, and why isn't Mark Hamill in this?

No, Arkham City was Hamil's last time as the Joker, which makes the ending quite fitting.

#10 Posted by TheManInTheShoe (3876 posts) - - Show Bio

@outside_85: Damn, Hamill is the one and true Joker, but I have to move on I guess...

#11 Edited by Reignmaker (2232 posts) - - Show Bio

superman is walking like he has a rash.

LOL. Yes. Pretty unimpressed with the animations, voice work, and overall production value after seeing games like Arkham City. It'll still probably be a fun Mortal Kombat type game though.

#12 Edited by k4tzm4n (36433 posts) - - Show Bio

@saranth said:

The voice acting is fairly terrible, if I'm honest. I could do a more convincing Batman, and I'm Scottish.

EDIT: @k4tzm4n I'm aware that it's Kevin Conroy, but that doesn't make him impervious to criticism. I'll concede, however, that it may be the fault of the script, rather than the actor. 'Superman! Don't!', for example, just makes me cringe. It's not Batman.

So yeah, that's having a gripe with the script first and foremost, not the delivery, which is what your initial post heavily implied.

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#13 Posted by SmashBrawler (5501 posts) - - Show Bio

...And then things get even crazier.

#14 Posted by Black_Claw (2913 posts) - - Show Bio

Aw why is everybody bashing Joker's voice? Richard Epcar has vastly improved since MK vs DCU IMO.

#15 Edited by DocFishstick (241 posts) - - Show Bio

can't wait to play it

#16 Posted by Trevel8182 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

@themanintheshoe: I don't mind moving on but there's just no one that gives even half the performance Hamil does the only one that come close was John DiMaggio and I still have a problem with his performance like I have with this guy, his voice just does match the Joker he's to gruff they sound like doing impressions of Joker and not being Joker.

#17 Posted by Oscars94 (2339 posts) - - Show Bio

Well damn.... That's put a new perspective on things. Imagine a world where Superman always kills his enemies. No one would try anything. If they tried anything, they'd know, Clarke will find them, and he will kill them.

#18 Posted by TommytheHitman (2892 posts) - - Show Bio

CG looks kind of meh really. However I'm still interested in this game.

#19 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh. I just can't get into this. I hate evil/crossed-the-line Superman. It's been done and it really makes me dislike the character. Can Superman not be portrayed as a decent, good-guy hero anymore? I just do not like the DCU so gritty. I would've preferred a DC fighting game with a Super Smash Bros vibe rather than a Mortal Kombat vibe. Also, Joker's voice is awful.

On the plus side, it does make me want a big budget animated Justice League movie even more than I did before.

#20 Posted by sora_thekey (8153 posts) - - Show Bio

The Superman costume redesign is really bad... I couldn't look away from his crotch. Who though it was a good idea to replace the underwear with a huge-looking thong?

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#21 Edited by SmashBrawler (5501 posts) - - Show Bio

@mbecks14 said:

Meh. I just can't get into this. I hate evil/crossed-the-line Superman. It's been done and it really makes me dislike the character. Can Superman not be portrayed as a decent, good-guy hero anymore? I just do not like the DCU so gritty. I would've preferred a DC fighting game with a Super Smash Bros vibe rather than a Mortal Kombat vibe.

C'mon, it's just Justice Lords on steroids. It's not that bad.

Aw why is everybody bashing Joker's voice? Richard Epcar has vastly improved since MK vs DCU IMO.

I agree. He does a pretty good job through the story mode IMO.

#22 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh my god! That's so tragic! I want to kill Joker myself. Can't wait to play it(though unfortunately I think I'll have to)!

#23 Posted by The Average Bear (2071 posts) - - Show Bio

How come no GCPD agents reacted when Superman crashes through the building to confront the man that blew up Metropolis? Wouldn't someone be a little concerned?

And why did they give Supes briefs? I thought the new 52 did away with the underoos.

The graphics are eh. I still wanna get the game though.

Do not want to be one of those guys but the faces looks kind of off, and why isn't Mark Hamill in this?

He said Arkham City was his last Joker role

#24 Posted by Mr_Faraday (24 posts) - - Show Bio

People need get over Mark Hamill already, he was amazing but now its time for some new takes on the joker voice. I also don't think that voice actors should have to try to sound like him or out do him. This voice actor actually sounds pretty good, I think I like him better than John DiMaggio.

#25 Posted by ccraft (5072 posts) - - Show Bio

I wanted to see the punch, lame.

#26 Posted by deathmedal (88 posts) - - Show Bio

well that didn`t have half the drama or impact as the comic. a little disappointed actually

#27 Posted by SavageDragon (2248 posts) - - Show Bio

Im excited for the Game, the comic has been real good. The CG tho....

#28 Posted by CitizenJP (594 posts) - - Show Bio

Beyond excited.

#29 Edited by Z3RO180 (6324 posts) - - Show Bio

What I want to know is why is supes in his dictator outfit when he kills the joker ?

#30 Posted by JamDamage (1110 posts) - - Show Bio

this is cheesy. The Joker is just horrible. I know I'll be hating him in the game.

#31 Edited by Shazam78 (137 posts) - - Show Bio

@themanintheshoe: Mark Hamill has said he's not doing the Joker voice anymore. That was his choice. I believe he said if they did a animated film based off the Killing Joke storyline he would consider doing Joker for that. I'll admit nobody did it like him but DiMaggio and the actor in this game are not terrible.

#32 Posted by Skulexander (102 posts) - - Show Bio

One thing I like about this part more than in the comic is that Superman hesitated at first. He wanted so bad to kill Joker, but he stopped himself. It took some pushing on Joker's behalf to get him to do it. "You see, madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little push!"

#33 Posted by XImpossibruX (5170 posts) - - Show Bio
  
#34 Posted by KRYPTON (1891 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft said:

I wanted to see the punch, lame.

The comic has the punch.

#35 Edited by KRYPTON (1891 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_average_bear: Because GCPD's walls being knocked down is a normal thing. And also the GCPD are more worried about Metropolis.

#36 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3690 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, that was intense!

#37 Edited by QuantomMan (216 posts) - - Show Bio

ouch.....thats gotta be Joker's last laugh

#38 Posted by RoTheKid (252 posts) - - Show Bio

Really cool intro! Can't wait to play! :)

#39 Posted by Narok24 (43 posts) - - Show Bio

As far as the visuals and audio go (so, you know, the entire basis of the cinematic), that was one of the most terribly unappealing things I've ever seen in my life. Superman's "armor" was obviously riding up a bit too much, everything was really muddy, the audio seemed off, the debris in Metropolis was practically non-existent compared to something like the DCUO opening cinematic, and I'm pretty sure that first black cop we see has a few clones running around at GCPD, because I swear he ran past himself in that first shot. Very, very disappointing.

#40 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7592 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh, lame graphics, mediocre voice acting.

#41 Posted by thebluedragon07 (72 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180: Because this Superman is from a different universe. And each Superman has a unique look.

#42 Posted by SimonM7 (107 posts) - - Show Bio

Can we just stop over-thinking the costume designs for these games? Everything that's added to the Arkham Batman design is patently terrible, but this reaches new lows to be sure. I mean, fine, Netherrealm want to armor these guys up some to put some Mortal Kombat flair into them, but Superman looks almost spitefully designed.

#43 Posted by NightFang (9904 posts) - - Show Bio

@krypton_ said:

@ccraft said:

I wanted to see the punch, lame.

The comic has the punch.

Why couldn't they show this?

#44 Posted by Z3RO180 (6324 posts) - - Show Bio

@thebluedragon07 I know it's a different earth but the costume he's wearing in the cut scene is the costume he wears when he is leading the regim and not the one he wore in the injustice comic witch is the defult one in the game

#45 Edited by Mr. Messy Face (120 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: I guess we're best friends then. lol

#46 Posted by hyenascar (192 posts) - - Show Bio

@mbecks14 said:

Meh. I just can't get into this. I hate evil/crossed-the-line Superman. It's been done and it really makes me dislike the character. Can Superman not be portrayed as a decent, good-guy hero anymore? I just do not like the DCU so gritty. I would've preferred a DC fighting game with a Super Smash Bros vibe rather than a Mortal Kombat vibe. Also, Joker's voice is awful.

On the plus side, it does make me want a big budget animated Justice League movie even more than I did before.

I'm sorry, you like any version of superman? Absolute power, corrupts absolutely. So it is realistic.

#47 Posted by k4tzm4n (36433 posts) - - Show Bio
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#48 Edited by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

That cutscene was terrible. The writing, voice acting, animations, and graphics were all below standard. And the costumes look really stupid, they tried way to hard to make the costumes look like armor instead of tights.

#49 Posted by SmashBrawler (5501 posts) - - Show Bio

@nightfang said:

@krypton_ said:

@ccraft said:

I wanted to see the punch, lame.

The comic has the punch.

Why couldn't they show this?

Because it's a T-rated game and this is probably considered to be M content.

#50 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

@mbecks14 said:

Meh. I just can't get into this. I hate evil/crossed-the-line Superman. It's been done and it really makes me dislike the character. Can Superman not be portrayed as a decent, good-guy hero anymore? I just do not like the DCU so gritty. I would've preferred a DC fighting game with a Super Smash Bros vibe rather than a Mortal Kombat vibe. Also, Joker's voice is awful.

On the plus side, it does make me want a big budget animated Justice League movie even more than I did before.

I'm sorry, you like any version of superman? Absolute power, corrupts absolutely. So it is realistic.

Yeah, I love the optimistic heroic Superman. He's a hero. But how absolutely tragic is it that nobody can wrap their head around the concept of someone with power using it for the greater good? That's what Superman is all about. Having the power to do anything and using to help others.

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