Injustice: Gods Among Us
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U
Release date: April 16, 2013
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
This campaign will be approached similarly to Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe and the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot through the use of a cinematic narrative versus the traditional ladder-based single-player experience.
The plot is meant to rationalize the game’s fighting mechanics between characters that would not normally fight one another and explain how Batman can “stand toe-to-toe” with Superman.
Superman establishes a new world order (sans Hulk Hogan) after the Joker destroys Metropolis and tricks the Man of Steel into killing Lois Lane and their unborn child. A battle ensues between the forces of Superman’s regime and those allied with Batman’s insurgency. That’s some dark-ass, gruesome and grim storytelling right there.