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Injustice: Gods Among Us
Injustice Gods Among Us cover art
Publisher
WB Games
Platforms
Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, iOS devices iPhone 4 and up, iPad 2 and up, and iPod 5 and up.
Release dates

April 16, 2013 (US) [1]
April 19, 2013 (EU)


Injustice: Gods Among Us is an action fighting video game based on the DC Comics universe. It is developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.[2]

Ultimate Edition

Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
Ultimate Edition
Publisher
WB Games
Platforms
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation Vita
Release dates

November 12, 2013 (US)


On October 7 2013, it was announced that on November 12 2013, a "Ultimate Edition" of Injustice: Gods Among Us will be released. It will be available for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360 and PC, it will not be available for the Wii U or Xbox One (or at least as of now). It includes all 6 DLC Characters, all DLC skins, and all DLC S.T.A.R. Labs Missions for Free. Players will also gain access to the alternate costumes (that isn't DLC) that was already in the standard edition right off the bat. The PS3, PS4, PSVITA and X360 versions will cost $59.99 on release, the PC version will cost $49.99 on release and the Vita version will cost $39.99 on release.

Backstory and setting

Five years after the Injustice: Gods Among Us Comic, the Insurgency discovers another alternate universe where the Joker's plan did not succeed and transports several of its super heroes (Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, and Green Lantern) to their world in order to help them defeat the Regime. The Joker and Batman have accidentally been teleported into the alternate earth. Batman and the Joker are confronted by the Regime in a dystopian Metropolis, but Batman uses his gear to help them both escape and go their separate ways.

Having arrived in this world and attempting to learn what has happened, Aquaman heads to Atlantis to see what he can dig up in the Atlantean Archives, while Green Lantern travels to Ferris Aircraft to find a recharging station for his ring. After discovering and defeating Raven and Cyborg and subsequently freeing Deathstroke there, Green Lantern returns to Gotham City where he faces Sinestro and his own counterpart, who has joined the Sinestro Corps. He escapes with Wonder Woman and Green Arrow where they subsequently meet the Batman of this world. Aquaman travels to Atlantis to research the archives, learning of Superman's descent into tyranny. Learning that Atlantis has agreed to a treaty that puts Superman in total control of Atlantis, Aquaman rejects it, defeating the Flash, Shazam and his own counterpart before Ares appears. Acknowledging that he is weakened by the lack of conflict, Ares sends Aquaman to join the Insurgents, which includes this alternate timeline's Lex Luthor, who never became a criminal and is in fact one of Superman's best friends. Batman explains that he has a kryptonite weapon that can defeat Superman in the Batcave, but it requires DNA samples from the other four heroes to unlock, as Batman wanted to ensure he could not make the decision to stop Superman by himself. The heroes from the other universe became necessary after Green Arrow died trying to reason with a grieving Superman and the other three aligned with his new regime.

The displaced Batman is captured by the Regime and the Joker allies himself with the Harley Quinn of this world. After Harley's gang, the Joker Clan, is attacked by Regime forces led by Nightwing and Hawkgirl, they are rescued by the heroes, who travel to the Batcave to recover the weapon. Meanwhile, back in the Justice League's universe, Superman, the Flash and Cyborg attempt to recover their comrades, but their attempt accidentally sends Cyborg to the alternate reality. Cyborg overhears Lex Luthor and Deathstroke discussing plans to defeat Superman, prompting a brief clash before the other displaced heroes explain the situation to him.

With Cyborg and Deathstroke having taken control of the teleportation system on the Watchtower, the heroes stage a break-in on Stryker's Island and rescue the displaced Batman from his planned execution, but Luthor's attempt to use the kryptonite weapon against Superman fails, resulting in his death. Overhearing humanity's newfound fear of him, Superman decides to destroy Gotham City and Metropolis to demonstrate the chaos that would arise in his absence. However, when Superman kills Shazam for questioning him, the Flash finally accepts that the Regime has gone too far and defects to the Insurgents. With the Kryptonite weapon rendered useless, the dimensionally-displaced heroes suggest recruiting the Superman of their world to stop this one, only to be interrupted by a Regime attack on their hideout.

During the fight, Wonder Woman is teleported to Themyscira by Ares, who reveals that Superman's plan will be carried out by an army of Amazons. He desires to stop this plan, as Superman's victory will mean an end to the conflict that empowers him. Accepting his advice, Wonder Woman defeats her counterpart before convincing the Amazons to return to their former role as protectors rather than conquerors. As the battle begins, Batman convinces his counterpart to have faith in their Superman just as he had faith in the other displaced heroes. Superman arrives in this world in time to defeat several members of the Regime while Wonder Woman's Amazons hold back the armies of Atlantis. After defeating Doomsday in the Fortress of Solitude and trapping him in the Phantom Zone, Superman faces his counterpart, rejecting his other self's attempt to defend his actions as enforcing authority over an unworthy humanity and informing him that Lois would be afraid and disgusted at what he has become.

With the other Superman's defeat, the rest of the Regime are either rounded up or turn themselves in and the other Superman is placed in a prison where he is exposed to red sun radiation, negating his powers. The displaced Superman acknowledges that he could have become his counterpart under the same circumstances, but Batman merely notes that he hopes Superman never has to learn what he could be capable of while vowing to be there if Superman ever falls that far. As Superman and Batman leave, the final scene shows a close-up of the other Superman in his prison cell, his eyes glowing, indicating he still has some degree of his power.

Development

Injustice: Gods Among Us was first announced on May 31, 2012,[3] shortly before the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Developer Ed Boon revealed plans to offer depth and promised a rich amount of single-player content and layered features for tournament players.[4] Similar to Boon's previous DC-related title, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, there are restrictions on how violent the game can be, though Boon states he is planning to push the T rating, replacing violence with "crazy, over-the-top action." [5]

Playable Characters

Injustice features a launch roster of twenty-four characters from the DC Comics universe, spanning from iconic characters like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, to lesser-known characters such as Solomon Grundy.

The game contains twenty-four main playable characters, while there will be at least 6 DLC characters. The DLC characters were revealed to be Lobo, Batgirl, Scorpion, Zod, Martian Manhunter, and Zatanna. There are also four additional characters, bringing the total to thirty-four playable characters, the other two are only playable in certain missions.

The following characters are currently playable in the game so far:

Aquaman
Aquaman
ARES
Ares
BANE
Bane
BATMAN
Batman
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Black Adam
CATWOMAN
Catwoman
CYBORG
Cyborg
Deathstroke Injustice Render
Deathstroke
DOOMSDAY
Doomsday
THE FLASH
Flash
GREEN ARROW
Green Arrow
Greenlantern
Green Lantern
HARLY
Harley Quinn
Hawkgirl
Hawkgirl
JOKER
Joker
KILLER FROST
Killer Frost
LEX
Lex Luthor
NIGHTWING
Nightwing
Raven Render
Raven
Shazam
Shazam
Sinestro Render
Sinestro
SOLOMON
Solomon Grundy
SUPERMAN
Superman
WONDER WOMAN
Wonder Woman
  • For Catwoman, Isis appears as a playable character in one of her missions
  • For Raven, Trigon possessing Raven appears in one of her missions.
  • For Joker, the Atom appears as a playable character in one of his missions.
  • For Nightwing, Damian Wayne appears as an alternate costume.
  • For Green Lantern, John Stewart appears as an alternate costume.

DLC characters

Six characters were released as DLC: Lobo, Batgirl, Scorpion, Zod, Martian Manhunter, and Zatanna.

BATGIRL
Batgirl
LOBO
Lobo
Martian Manhunter
Martian Manhunter
Scorpion
Scorpion
Zatanna render
Zatanna
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Zod

Non-Playable Characters

Below is a list of non-playable characters confirmed for the game:

Unlockable Skins

The Flash                Elseworld's Finest - Unlocked by getting 3 stars on all S.T.A.R lab missions

The Flash                New 52 - Unlocked by linking a WBID account to the game

Green Lantern        Yellow Lantern - Unlocked by competing in and winning an online ranked match.

Lex Luthor              Kryptonite Suit - Unlocked by getting at least 1 star in every S.T.A.R. mission

Nightwing                New 52 - Unlocked by reaching Level 30

Shazam                   New 52 - Unlocked by beating all of Shazam's S.T.A.R. Labs missions, at least 1 star

Solomon Grundy    Boss Grundy - Unlocked by completing Classic Battle with any character

Superman              Godfall - Unlocked by completing the Story


Stages

Injustice: Gods Among Us had featured 15 stages.

The List below is all the Stages:

Deathstroke vs. The Flash
Arkham Asylum
Atlantis
Atlantis
Bats
Batcave
Grundy vs Green Lantern
Ferris Aircraft
FOS U
Fortress of Solitude
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Gotham City
Hall of Justice
Hall of Justice
Lantern 3
Insurgency
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Joker's Asylum
Cyborg VS 001
Metropolis
Stryker's Island
Stryker's Island
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Themyscira
BBF
The Watchtower
Aquaman 22
Wayne Manor
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Gameplay

Injustice gameplay screenshot

Deathstroke battles the Flash in the Arkham Asylum stage.

Like Mortal Kombat, Injustice: Gods Among Us is a 2D fighting game featuring numerous DC characters. Characters will be organized according to skill features: Power Users and Gadget Users. Each type can interact with their environments differently. All characters will have several unique abilities and special moves. The game will feature a single-player component in addition to multiplayer and tournament features.

The game also features the light, medium, and heavy attack array traditional to fighting games. These attacks can trigger various move sets, can chain together to form combos, and will gradually fill up the player's Super Meter. Characters will also have "Character Trait" buttons that activate unique fighting styles and abilities.

While modeled somewhat on Mortal Kombat, Injustice features a new blocking system more akin to Street Fighter and a new "Wager" system. During a combo, the defending player can activate it by pressing forward and (X for PS3)(A for Xbox 360) (ZR for Wii U). At this point, both players place a hidden bet using a portion of their super meters. The highest bidder wins the clash, either rewarding health or finishing off the devastating combo. The Wager immediately ends the combo and triggers unique character dialogue before initiating combat again.

Game Stages will feature destructible environments and character costumes will deteriorate over the course of the battle. Also in the style of Mortal Kombat, the characters will recieve notable battle damage, such as exposed muscle, although it will not reach the extremities of the aformentioned series. Some Stages will feature objects that players can use. The Batmobile, for example, can fire rockets at players in the Batcave location.[6]

Editions

Downloadable content

Characters

  • Lobo: A Power user who can use his chains for long ranged attacks. He uses a variety of chain and shot gun based attacks. His official release date was May 7th, 2013 and he costs $4.99 (Free if you have the Season Pass).
  • Batgirl: A Gadget user who has a variety of gadget based attacks. Her official release date was May 27th, 2013 and costs $4.99 (Free if you have the Season Pass).
  • Scorpion: A Gagdet user who uses a variety of Pyro-based attacks. His official release date was June 11th, 2013 and he costs $4.99 (Free if you have the Season Pass).
  • Zod: A Power user who can use heat vision, Kryptonian weapons, and Phantom Zone based attacks. His official release date was July 2nd, 2013 and he costs $4.99 (Free if you have the Season Pass).
  • Martian Manhunter: A Power user who uses telekinesis, and shapeshifting based attacks. His official release date was July 30th, 2013 and he costs $4.99.
  • Zatanna: A Gadget user who uses magic. Her official release was August 13th, 2013 and she costs $4.99.

Downloadable Skins

  • Red Son Pack 1: This pack comes with a costume for Superman, Wonder Woman and Solomon Grundy from the Red Son comics plus 20 Challenges based on the Red Son storyline. Could get this by Pre-Ordering the game from GameStop, now regular DLC. Red Son pack is also available on the IOS version of the game.
  • Arkham City Pack: This pack comes with a costume for Catwoman, Batman and The Joker from Batman: Arkham City. Could get this by buying the game from Wal-Mart, but now regular DLC.
  • The "New 52" Costume Pack: This pack comes with a costume for Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman from the New 52 Comic Series. Could get this by Buying the Collector's Edition or Battle Edition, now regular DLC.
  • Blackest Night Pack: This pack includes alternate skins from the coveted Blackest Night comic book story. The pack also includes a zombie mode, where every character is turned into the undead. Could get this by pre-ordering the game at Amazon.com or Best Buy, now regular DLC.
  • Arrow Costume: Play as Green Arrow from the Arrow TV Show! Get this by being one of the first 5000 to vote for any Super Battle or by signing up for Injustice updates via email. To celebrate the second season of the Arrow TV Show this skin was released on October 7 as DLC.
  • Season Pass: The Season Pass will be available when the game is released and will have Flashpoint Costumes of Wonder Woman, Deathstroke, and Aquaman. It will also come with 4 DLC characters. The DLC characters are Lobo, Batgirl, Scorpion and Zod.
  • Bad Girls Pack: This pack includes alternative skins of Wonderwoman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn. Wonder Woman skin is her appearance from her #600 issue, Catwoman skin is her Selina Kyle outfit as her costume but with no mask, and Harley Quinn skin is her classic jester appearance.
  • The Killing Joke Pack: This pack includes alternate skins from The Killing Joke comic book story and comes with 3 skins of the Joker.
  • Teen Titans Pack: This pack comes with 3 skins of Raven, Deathstroke, and Cyborg based on their classic Teen Titans appearance.
  • Red Son Pack 2: This pack includes 3 skins of Batman, Deathstroke and Green Lantern based on their Red Son appearance.
  • Blackest Night Pack 1: This pack includes 3 skins of The Flash, Superman and Doomsday based on their Blackest Night appearance.
  • Blackest Night Pack 2: This pack includes 3 skins of Batman, Aquaman and Hawkgirl based on their Blackest Night appearance.
  • Earth 2 Pack: This pack includes 3 skins of The Flash, Hawkgirl and Solomon Grundy based on their Earth 2 appearance.
  • Man of Steel Superman Skin: Superman's appearance in the 2013 Man of Steel movie.
  • Batman's Flashpoint Skin: Batman's appearance in the Flashpoint comic book story. This is a free skin with the compatibility pack update that can be bought when purchasing Lobo.
  • Bane's Luchador Skin: Bane's appearance when he was in Peña Dura. This is a free compatibility pack update that can be bought when purchasing Batgirl.
  • Doomsday's Containment Suit Skin: Doomsday's appearance. This is a free skin with the compatibility pack update that can be bought when purchasing Scorpion.
  • Ares's Classic Skin: Ares's appearance when he made his debut. This is a free skin with the compatibility pack update that can be bought when purchasing Zod.
  • John Stewart's Green Lantern Skin: John Stewart's appearance as the Green Lantern. This is a free skin with the compatibility pack that can be bought when purchasing Martian Manhunter.
  • Cyborg Superman's Skin: The evil cyborg version of Superman known as Hank Henshaw introduced in the Adventures of Superman #466 in 1990. This is a free skin with the compatibility pack that can be bought when purchasing Zatanna.
  • Ame-Comi Pack: Catwoman's, Wonder Woman's, and Harley Quinn's appearance in Ame-Comi.
  • Lockdown Pack: This pack contains Superman's Prison skin, Batman Beyond skin, Arkham Harley skin, Knightfall Bane skin and New 52 Green Lantern skin.
  • Zod´s Man of Steel Skin: Zod's based on their appearance in the 2013 Man of Steel movie.This is a free skin with the game play patch. 

DLC Gallery

Mobile app

Injustice: Gods Among Us' companion mobile app with a single-player fighting game component was released on iTunes on March 29th. It is a free-to-play game that allows users to make in-app purchases. As characters progress and unlock content in either the full game or the mobile game, they will also unlock content for the other, rewarding players who play both components. Players can earn rewards on the mobile version by syncing with the console version and vice-versa by logging in to a WBID.

Unlockable Skins

Comics

As part of the game's marketing campaign, DC Comics released the comics digitally on a weekly schedule beginning on January 15, 2013. The titles served as a prequel to Injustice, detailing the various events leading up until the game. The series is written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by Jheremy Raapack.

The first issue of the Injustice comic is available in the Collector's Edition bundle.

Cast

Crew

  • Kris Zimmerman - Voice Director

Video gallery

References

External links

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