[Updated] DC Comics fights it out in Injustice

Injustice: Gods Among Us, an all DC Comics fighting game, is on the way from Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm.

You may or may not have liked Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe (I did) depending on just how big of an MK fan you are. Injustice however, is a whole different story.

The game, which will be premiering at E3 next week, will feature a “ deep, original story featuring a large cast of favorite DC Comics icons”. So far, that cast is largely under wraps, but who has been announced sounds extremely promising. Players can look forward to controlling the likes of Batman (natch), Superman (double natch), Wonder Woman (yup), Flash (pretty much expected), Harley Quinn (cool), and Soloman Grundy (!).

“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.”

As a big comics fan, I’m pretty pumped to see that characters like Grundy are getting some main event play in a big time production. It definitely gives me some hope as to what the rest of the roster will look like too. *crosses fingers for Clayface and Atrocitus*

Injustice: Gods Among Us will be revealed in all its glory at E3 and will launch next year (2013) for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U. Click on over to injustice.com right now to get a sneak peek at (the very different looking) Wonder Woman.

[Editor Update] Injustice: Gods Among Us debut trailer has been added

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