First seen at last years E3 – the superhero slap fight based video game Injustice: Gods Among Us finally has a release date. April 16th comic nerds everywhere will finally get the chance to pit Batman against Superman in a no holds barred scene smashing 3D ring of mortal combat! Ok, I know that every superhero has fought every other superhero at least once by this point, but this game is going to be different.
The basic plot is that at some point in the near future the lines between good and evil have blurred… there is some sort of tyrannical fascist dictator… then punching (hey, I didn’t say it was Shakespeare but it already sounds better than its predecessor Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.)
Available for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U, the retail version will run $59.99 if you wanna be a wimp and NOT shell out the extra cash for the goofy s#!t that comes with the special editions. Oh the special editions…
In addition to the previously announced Collectors Edition, Warner Bros. Interactive just announced the Battle Edition ($149.99), complete with game (duh), New 52 based skins for Superman, Batman and, Wonder Woman (meh) and special edition Injustice Fight Stick controller (sqeeeee). Described as light weight and sturdy, the arcade style controller features adjustable illumination for the buttons and joystick and some fancy artwork. If you are a fan of fight games you know how superior a arcade style control is, if you are just a regular button-masher it lights up so that’s fun.
after the jump we’ll look at the collectors, the trailer and some artwork.
The Injustice: Gods Among Us Collector’s Edition ($99.99) available in the United States will include:
- Exclusive DC Collectibles statue featuring iconic characters Batman and Wonder Woman, the Fortress of Solitude, and the Last Son of Krypton’s escape ship
- Special Collector’s Edition of the Injustice: Gods Among Us comic book
- Digital download of DC Universe animated film Justice League: Doom
- Three exclusive skins based on Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman from DC Comics – The New 52