With last year's Mortal Kombat long over and done, the developers at NetherRealm Studios needed a new project on which to work, and considering that Mortal Kombat has crossed paths with the DC Comics universe once already, it makes sense that the company's next project is a proper stand-alone fighting game featuring the likes of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and other famous comic book characters. Prepare yourself for Injustice: Gods Among Us for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii U. BusinessWire has the press release:
Injustice: Gods Among Us debuts as a bold new fighting game franchise that introduces a deep, original story featuring a large cast of favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Harley Quinn, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and many others. Set in a world where the lines between good and evil are blurred, players will experience heroes and villains engaging in epic battles on a massive scale.
"With Injustice: Gods Among Us, we are creating an all-new franchise with incredible battles set in the DC Comics Universe," said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "NetherRealm Studios is the extremely talented team behind the latest Mortal Kombat hit and it is developing a game unlike any other in the fighting genre."
"We can't wait to reveal Injustice: Gods Among Us because it will give our fans and gamers an epic experience as they battle like gods as their favorite DC Comics villains and heroes," said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. "Our team is excited to make a fighting game that is filled with fast-paced action, incredible story-telling and iconic DC Comics characters."
Is it too early to start wishlisting characters that need to be included as playable fighters? Joker, Catwoman, Brainiac, Lex Luthor... the options go on and on. The DC brand's last foray into fighting games in Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe ended up being a poorly received, watered down affair, but hopefully this time around the results will be better and we'll finally see a fighting game that can stand with Capcom's work with the Marvel franchise. I know I'm certainly interested even if I've never been that skilled with the Mortal Kombat play mechanics. Check out the announcement trailer below to see a little of the brawler in action.