If you’ve been waiting for a brand new, awesome, online combat game featuring a cast of your favorite DC superheroes and villains, you’re wait is at an end. That’s right, Warner Bros. announced today the debut of their new game franchise: Injustice: Gods Among Us.
For all the scoop, check out the official press release below:
BURBANK, Calif. – April 16, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the North American launch of Injustice: Gods Among Us for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Wii U™ system.
Developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Us introduces a new franchise in the fighting game genre and a brand 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 DC Comics heroes and villains, such as Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Aquaman, The Joker and others, as they 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.”
Injustice: Gods Among Us features numerous locales pulled from DC Comics lore including Arkham Asylum, Metropolis, Atlantis, and more. 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.
Bringing these characters to life is a cast of actors, including Stephen Amell, star of the CW Network’s hit action show, Arrow, who reprises his role as the Green Arrow in the game as an unlockable “Arrow” version of the character, which players can choose to use in-game. Also featured are Kevin Conroy, as Batman; Tara Strong, as Harley Quinn and Raven; Neal McDonough as The Flash; George Newbern as Superman; Adam Baldwin as Green Lantern; and Alan Tudyk as Green Arrow (regular version).
Fans looking for the ultimate package can purchase the Injustice: Gods Among Us 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. The Battle Edition is available exclusively at Gamestop for $149.99.
Also available is the Injustice: Gods Among US 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. The Collector’s Edition is priced at $99.99 and available in limited quantities.
Players looking to extend their gameplay experience can buy the Injustice: Gods Among Us Season Pass now for Xbox 360 and PS3™ and receive four upcoming downloadable characters for the price of three, as well as a bonus Flashpoint Skin Pack featuring alternate costumes for Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Deathstroke. The Season Pass is available on the Xbox LIVE® Game Store for 1200 Microsoft Points and on PlayStation®Network for $14.99.
An Injustice: Gods Among Us free-to-play mobile game for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is available on the App Store and debuts original combat gameplay made special for the platform and connectivity to the Xbox 360 and PS3™ versions of the game. It features a collectible card mechanic and engages players in 3-on-3 tag team combat that pits many of DC Comics most popular icons such as Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Aquaman and more against one another. Fans who also own the Xbox 360 and PS3™ versions will be able to unlock content in the console versions that will be available in the mobile game, and vice versa, by registering for a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account and playing the game. The Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game is available from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at AppStore.com/Injustice.
Injustice: Gods Among Us for Xbox 360, PS3™ and Wii U is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, and priced at $59.99. The Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition and the Injustice: Gods Among Us Collector’s Edition are available for Xbox 360 and PS3™ only in limited quantities.