TGS 2012 features trailer of NetherRealm Studio’s Injustice: Gods Among Us
NetherRealm Studios fresh off their success of the newly revamped Mortal Kombat franchise takes a break with its newest project, Injustice: Gods Among Us. This game puts some of the well-known heroes and villains from the DC comic world against each other. Though, this is not the first time they have done this. Back in late 2008, they released Mortal Kombat vs. DC, their first game for the new consoles (now current-gen Xbox 360 & PS3). The character models made from the Unreal Engine 3 were impressive, and the crazy storyline of having MK characters teaming with DC characters was enjoyable for the masses. The only setback was the gore factor expected in all Mortal Kombat games. This was their only game that ever received a ‘T’ rating. It seemed like DC wouldn’t allow their characters to get mutilated in a gory fashion, nor could they picture heroes killing their foes. Thus some fatalities turned into “Heroic Brutalities.”
Now, with Injustice there shouldn’t be any expectation of finishing moves. Still, we’re talking about NetherRealm Studios. They HAVE to do something off-the-wall and violent. So the possible train of thought that came up during the development of the game was, “well if they aren’t allowed to kill each other, they can at least beat each other up as brutally as possible.” From the looks of the newly released trailer it looks like they went that route.
The style of combat is similar to Mortal Kombat, but with added features. The environment looks like it can be interacted with, seeing that Superman was smashing a car on someone head. A lot of painful looking grabs and throws. Different fighting styles can be triggered as well as using weapons. Also, special cinematic moves that just makes the hurt look all-so-good. As of now the roster includes the following: Batman, Superman, The Flash, Soloman Grundy, Wonder Woman, Nightwing, Harley Quinn, Cyborg, and Catwoman. From earlier previews of the character select screen, there seems to be room enough for 24 characters, so we’ll see who starts popping up when Netherrealm gets close to their expected April 2013 release.