Warner Bros.and DC Entertainment announced Tuesday (April 16) the official North American launch of its comic hero fight gaming title, Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Developed by NetherRealm Studios, the title introduces a new franchise in the fighting game genre with a new story created in collaboration between NetherRealm Studios, DC Entertainment and comic book writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti.
As the story unfolds, players will experience the power, gadgetry and unparalleled strength of some the most popular heroes and villains of DC Comics history — including Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Aquaman, The Joker and others. Each engage in epic battles in a world where the line between good and evil is blurred.
“NetherRealm Studios was dedicated to making Injustice: Gods Among Us an immersive, action-packed experience,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “We’ve created an original game with an all-new story filled with iconic characters DC Comics and gaming fans will appreciate.”
The game features numerous locales pulled from DC Comics lore including Arkham Asylum, Metropolis, and Atlantis, among others. The arenas are multi-tiered, destructible, interactive playgrounds in which players can unleash each character’s unique super powers, individual move-sets and environmental interactions to beat their opponents. Fans can also extend their experience by playing the S.T.A.R. Labs missions, which offer players a wealth of additional content and unique gameplay that are outside of the game’s story mode experience.
Additionally, Injustice: Gods Among Us will come also be available in a “Battle Edition” for Xbox 360 and PS3, which includes the game disc and Injustice: Gods Among Us Fight Stick, featuring official artwork from the game and three exclusive skins based on Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman from DC COMICS – THE NEW 52. It retails for $149.99, exclusively at Gamestop.
A “Collector’s Edition” for Xbox 360 and PS3 — which includes the game disc, an exclusive DC Collectibles statue featuring Batman and Wonder Woman, a special Collector’s Edition of the first print issue of the Injustice: Gods Among Us DC Comics series, digital download of the DC Universe animated film Justice League: Doom, and three exclusive skins based on Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman from DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 — will drop in limited quantities for $99.99.
Injustice: Gods Among Us is available now for the Xbox 360, PS3™ and Wii U.