‘Injustice: Gods Among Us:’ NetherRealm’s Non-Mortal Kombat Fighting Game

By Jonathan Charles | Jun 01, 2012 10:29 AM EDT

NetherRealm delivered the Mortal Kombat reboot in 2011 to a strong critical reception, and the studio has announced it is to move away from the gut-wrenching series with a new fighting title. Injustice: Gods Among Us features DC superheroes, who fight against each other.

NetherRealm is developing the game in partnership with DC Interactive and Warner Bros., the publisher behind titles such as Batman: Arkham City. "Our team is excited to make a fighting game that is filled with fast-paced action, incredible story-telling and iconic DC comic characters," Ed Boon - Creative Director at NetherRealm - said in the press release.

The game will include a "deep, original story" and will feature a "large cast of favorite DC icons such as Batman, Harley Quinn, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman" among others.

"With Injustice: Gods Among Us, we are creating an all-new franchise with incredible battles set in the DC Comics Universe. NetherRealm Studios is extremely behind the latest Mortal Kombat hit and is developing a game unlike any other in the fighting genre," Martin Tremblay, President of Warner Bros. said.

Ed Boon added the game will bring an "epic experience."

"Injustice is our twist on the blockbuster, over-the-top, superhero game in a fighting game shell and trying to add some pretty major components to shake up the fighting game genre.

"The characters that we have in the game are really trying to show a wide variety of characters in terms of gameplay ... and we actually have two classes of characters: there's a gadget character, Batman, and ... then there are other characters such as power characters, Grundy and whatnot," Boon added.

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He also said objects will be scattered throughout the environment to use, on all sides of maps, and the combination of stages and characters will influence what items can be used. There will  also be "wild" interpretations of characters, with characters such as Batman and Grundy and Superman representing the studio's take. Multiple versions of the characters are also featuring.

Injustice: Gods Among Us releases in 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.

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