Thursday, May 31, 2012

Injustice: Gods Among Us Announced

With the huge success of Mortal Kombat (2011), it's no surprise that NetherRealm Studios' next major game will be a fighting game.  What is surprising is that it once again features super heroes.

Announced today, DC Comic's characters will once again do battle in Injustice: Gods Among Us, releasing in 2013 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.  You can check out the cinematic announcement trailer (which looks like it includes gameplay) here or below.

I'll be completely honest with you, I didn't see this one coming.  While I'm sure Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment had something to do with it, I really thought NetherRealm Studios was done with super heroes after Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, and while I really enjoyed that game as a bargain bin title, it wasn't a full retail blockbuster.

Of course, we'll need to see how Injustice: Gods Among Us turns out.  Based on the trailer, the game looks more violent than the last super hero offering and it looks like it will once again be 3D and not 2D.  Time will tell, and I'm sure we'll also see a few Mortal Kombat characters make cameo or guest appearances as well.

Update:  The official site has also been updated with several screenshots from the game.  Might be a 2D fighter after all.

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