Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have just released a brand-new announce trailer for the ‘Injustice 2‘ video game, the highly-anticipated sequel to ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us.’ Injustice 2, developed by publisher NetherRealm Studios (Mortal Kombat franchise), will feature a massive roster of DC Superheroes and Villains that players can “build and power up.” (more…)
Accompanying last year’s DC Comics fighting game of the same name, the Injustice: Gods Among Us comic laid the groundwork for the game’s story, serving as a prequel to the events seen in the game. After the great reaction the series received, it’s been announced that writer Tom Taylor would be bringing another year of Injustice comics with Injustice: Year Two, naturally. (more…)
Good news for you folks that decided not to go for Injustice: Gods Among Us when it was first released; NetherRealm Studios has announced that they will be releasing an “Ultimate Edition” of the superhero-fighting game just in time for the holiday season. What makes this release so “ultimate,” you ask?
We’ve seen quite a bit from Injustice: Gods Among Us, NetherRealm Studio‘s upcoming brawler featuring some of DC‘s most famous capes and cowls. We’ve seen Superman punch foes into space, Solomon Grundy pull a tombstone from his chest and bludgeon opponents, and Harley Quinn armed with explosive pies. And with its interactive environment and insane combos, Injustice looks like a real quality fighting game, not a game hinging on fans to be content with pitting Wondy against Bats.
Finally with the release of its story trailer we know why it’s teammate against teammate, and friend against friend.
Wow. Color me impressed. I think the graphics are great looking, most of the character designs are pretty slick – still don’t understand why Harley needs yet another costume, but I’ll move on – and if this trailer’s intensity transfers to the gameplay I think we’re looking at a top notch superhero game. Whatcha think?
Injustice: Gods Among Us releases for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U on April 16th. You grabbing a copy?
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. (more…)
And now, it’s time for another pile of super hero stuff to tease and appease. All the stuff that the Nerdbastards were too lazy to report on during the week is here in one easily digestible package for your enjoyment. So without further ado… The Super Hero Round Up!
First on the list is the latest development in the Warner Bros. versus the estates of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster over Superman copyrights. As most probably know by now, the estate lawyer Marc Toberoff sued the studio and they sued back and it’s been going on for fkn ever. Now the studio wants to have the case thrown out, accusing Toberoff of being unethical, hiding essential information and generally being a lawyer. Is it finally over? Well, we don’t know yet.
A Black Panther movie is on many geek-lists of most desirable new Marvel flicks. Rumors said they were going to do it by 2014, but then they said nope. Now Djimon Hounsou, the voice of Black Panther in the animated series, is putting in his two cents. He says that not only is there a market for a movie, but also that he’d love to be involved in the flick, especially if got to play a live-action version of his animated role. Well, we’ll just have to wait and see if Marvel Studios decides whether Mr. Hounsuo’s words will change their mind.
Since no super hero round up is complete without some toys, here is a look at the cool new Iron Man Mark XLVII armor action figure. It’s on sale from Hasbro and you should go buy it now.
And more toys! With the arrival of a new cartoon series, LEGO is jumping onboard the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles train. Currently, there is only one set available, called the Shellraiser Street Chase. It features some turtles, some bad guys and the Party Wagon and runs about $60. Here’s what it looks like!
It’s a little ridiculous how amped I am for NetherRealm Studios‘ new fighter featuring the characters of the DC Universe. Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe this is most definitely not. Injustice: Gods Among Us has wowed us with every teaser, trailer and gameplay featurette, and they’re not slowing down one bit releasing yet another trailer at this week’s Tokyo Game Show in Japan.
Check out the bone-crushing, world shattering action in their latest trailer,
What’s impressed me so much is almost everything they’ve shown us is in-game action. The few cuts scenes shown are when a character initiates a combo, but all the interaction with the environment and fellow players is all controlled by you, and that’s exactly what you want from a fighter. This immersive experience they’re promising is a big reason I’m considering snagging this when it releases in April.
PLUS. Did you happen to recognize the voice comin’ outta Batman’s mouth!? That’s right, Kevin Conroy is voicing Bats in Injustice increasing the game’s coolness factor exponentially.
Will you picking up Injustice: Gods Among Us for either the Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii U?
Have you been impressed by any of the footage from DC and NetherRealm‘s upcoming fighter, Injustice: Gods Among Us? I have, so much so I’m seriously considering nabbing the title when it releases – something almost unheard of for this bargain bin gamer. The hook for me is one, I love the DC characters and a chance to take them for a brawl is one I can’t miss, and two, the fighting gameplay looks unlike anything we’ve seen before. It’s fluid and at the same time, comprehensible. Plus, I love the added feature of being able to utilize much of the environment while playing.
The latest character added to the roster, which already includes: Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Harley Quinn, Cyborg, Nightwin, The Flash, and Solomon Grundy, is Catwoman. And man, does she sure kick ass. She’s got claws so sharp you’d think they were adamantium and the woman knows a few tricks with her whip, too. Check out her introductory trailer below.
Of all the characters announced for the game thus far, who are your most excited to fight as and against?
Is it just me or does Comic-Con seem to be even busier this year? Already we’ve a seen a bunch of trailers but these three are for the gamer crowd. Let’s get started, here’s the greatly anticipated trailer for HALO 4: Forward Unto Dawn, the live-action series based on the franchise,
Airing on Machinima Prime and Halo Waypoint, HALO 4: Forward Unto Dawn, begins on October 5th and will be a five part seires. The whole thingis a lead in for HALO 4 releasing November 6th.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn tells an exciting story of heroism and sacrifice on a scale never before seen in the “Halo” universe, taking fans back to the beginning of the human and Covenant war and leading into the events of Halo 4. Set against the backdrop of a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky struggles with his doubts about this war, and with the burden of expectations he may not be able to carry. As Lasky comes to terms with his potential as a military leader, the terrifying alien alliance known as the Covenant arrives and turns his world upside down. Inspired by the Master Chief, he must decide what it means to be a hero.
What do you guys think? Are you excited to see this new part of the HALO universe?
Hit the jump for more game trailers and some news about a live-action Street Fighter series!