After NetherRealm Studios (the company formerly known as Midway Chicago) gave the ultraviolent Mortal Kombat franchise a much-needed and much-appreciated reboot, they have now decided to give another important franchise the fighting game treatment: the DC Universe.

Putting the mixed reception of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe behind them, the studio, along with sister companies Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics, announced Injustice: Gods Among Us, set to be revealed in full during E3 2012.

As expected, the game’s cast will include characters from many series in the DC Universe. So far, the heroes revealed include Batman, Superman, The Flash and Wonder Woman, accompanied by DC villains Solomon Grundy and Harley Quinn. Like Mortal Kombat, the game is animated in a photorealistic style, and is set on stages such as the Batcave and Metropolis (the home of Superman).

Hopefully, Injustice will represent this vast comic empire well when it releases for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U next year.

You can read WBIE’s full press release below:


BURBANK, Calif. – May 31, 2012 – What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat?  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Injustice: Gods Among Us , an all-new game in development by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, creators of the definitive fighting game franchise Mortal Kombat. The game is scheduled for release in 2013 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo.

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.”

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Will Whitehurst
Will joined the Operation Rainfall Campaign soon after news broke of that infamous French interview about Xenoblade. Subsequently, he got actively involved and became a staff member in July/August 2011. He is currently the head of the Japanese translation team, and loves to play, discuss, debate and learn more about games. Will gravitates towards unconventional action games and RPGs, but plays pretty much anything except Madden. He is also currently attending college, honing his Japanese skills and preparing for medical school. (Coincidentally, Trauma Center is one of his favorite game series of all time.)