Man oh man, is THIS quite the surprise: WB and NetherRealm Studios just announced a brand new DC Universe fighter by the name of Injustice: Gods Among Us. Check out the trailer right here on Only Single Player: Injustice: Gods Among Us – Announcement Trailer


(from the left) Batman, Harley Quinn, and Solomon Grundy, all in revamped video game glory.

Helmed by legendary director Ed Boon, Injustice will feature iconic characters including (but hopefully not limited to): Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Lex Luthor, Harley Quinn and Solomon Grundy, all redesigned in exciting new ways by the folks over at NetherRealm.

It’s no secret that the game boasts a system pretty close to the 2D formula from last year’s genre-defining ninth installment in the popular brutal fighting series, Mortal Kombat. Injustice isn’t without ability to stand alone however; right from the start you can tell there’s going to be some brutal attacks that only get bigger and better the more powerful the hero or villain you choose, an example being Superman sending Flash flying into atmosphere, chasing him up, and then double axe handling him down Dragon Ball Z-style into the stage below.

In a GameSpot Interview about the game, Boon said that each level will be approached in different ways strategically, depending on the character you choose. For example: while power characters like Wonder Woman and Superman may throw cars and slam them into their opponent, weaker characters like Batman may open the door of the car to hide behind it, and then proceed to rip said door off to do damage to his enemy. Though I’m not sure how “weak” Batman will really be, as he’s seen kicking Solomon Grundy into the sky…and through a tall building? I would ask how that’s possible, but we all know the answer: he’s Batman.

Injustice: Gods Among Us is scheduled to release on Wii U, 360 and PS3 sometime next year. For more news on this game check out The Official Site or tune in here to Only Single Player

Leonard Flounoy

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