Batman and Superman have a complicated relationship in the DC universe, and it looks like the upcoming Injustice: Gods Among Us for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 is just going to make things even more complicated. Developer Netherrealm Studios has released a new trailer that shows some of the game's long story mode and explains a bit about why heroes are fighting against other heroes and while some of the villains are teaming up with those heroes. Like I said: complicated!
Most of the larger gaming outlets have big previews of the story mode. Here's a bit of what GamesRadar's Lorenzo Veloria has to say:
The campaign is broken up into chapters, with each designated for a single character, with the full thing running through the whole roster and supposedly lasting upwards of ten hours. The first chapter follows Batman just before the events of Metropolis' destruction; Lex Luthor, Doomsday, and a host of super villains battle the likes of Green Lantern and Wonder Woman in an all-out melee in the skies of Metropolis and aboard the Justice League Satellite. Meanwhile, the Dark Knight heads over to Arkham Asylum to prevent the Joker from joining the mayhem, but is ambushed by the gun-wielding mercenary, Deathstroke, launching you into the first fight of the campaign.
Injustice was on my radar prior to the release of this trailer, but now that I've had the opportunity to play Netherrealm's previous release, Mortal Kombat, I understand how Injustice's story mode will work and I'm much more excited about this project. I trust NetherRealm to get this one right and I'm looking forward to seeing the plot unfold. The fighting? Well, I'm sure that'll be fun too, but give me a good story and I'll plow through most any kind of gameplay. Mortal Kombat's story mode kept me engaged far more than I'd expected. I even came away from that game wondering if perhaps Capcom should add a similar story mode to the next Street Fighter title. Seeing a bit more of what Injustice has to offer definitely has me considering picking it up when it releases in April.