WB Games has released more information about Injustice: Gods Among Us, Netherrealm Studios take on a fighting game featuring DC Universe characters and interactive environments. A new trailer has been released featuring bits of the story mode that is included in the game. The trailer shows a couple spoilers and the outcome of the prequel comic being published that leads up to the Injustice: Gods Among Us game. The first three issues can be purchased at comiXology. Not only that, but it shows alternate costumes for some characters like Green Lantern, Deathstroke, Nightwing and Lex Luthor. Hawkgirl makes an appearance in a cutscene with Lex Luthor.
Make sure to read the prequel comic to catch up to the story of Injustice: Gods Among Us before watching the trailer below, or go ahead if you don’t mind spoilers.
Next up, GameRevolution published some newly announced features for Injustice: Gods Among Us. Here’s a snippet of these new features:
The developers took note of several notable changes, though. Hardcore fighting players can turn off environmental damage if they prefer and can now use a part of their meter to push back any opponents who might be guard crushing them in a corner. Players can also opt to change all of the traditional four-direction moves into quarter-circle and half-circle inputs that are better suited on the arcade stick.
Additionally, players can tag various techniques in the movelist so that their inputs appear on the screen, allowing for easier learning and less menu diving. Playing through any of the game’s modes, including online matches with can have optional goal objectives, will earn experience points that will unlock avatars and other perks. The only slight disappointment was that tag team matches have been dropped, but that’s a small price to pay for what should be an all-around heroic effort.
Finally, take a look at the character artwork from the Injustice: Gods Among Us website with a brief bio for each of the announced characters.
Bane – An orphaned boy imprisoned by tyrants and used as a lab rat for high-risk experiments, Bane broke free from his shackles and grew to become one of the most powerful super-villians in Gotham City.
Batman – Millionaire Bruce Wayne was just a kid when he watched his parents get gunned down during a mugging in Gotham City. The crime would define his life, as he dedicated himself to becoming the world’s greatest weapon against crime—the Batman.
Catwoman – Growing up an orphan in one of Gotham’s worst neighborhoods, Selina Kyle turned to a life of crime to not only keep herself alive but her friends as well. The vivacious villainess elevated cat burglary to an art form, stealing whatever may be…
Cyborg – Although a star athlete, Vic Stone only yearned for his father’s approval. But Dad was too focused on his scientific career to notice… until the day Vic became his greatest experiment. After Vic suffered a grave injury, his father saved him by replacing over half his body with cybernetic parts.
The Flash – Young Barry Allen’s life stopped the minute his mother was murdered. The true killer never found, its mystery obsessed Barry, driving him to become a forensic scientist. Consumed by his work, he spent his life chained to his desk, solving every case that flew across it. But when a freak lightning bolt hits a nearby shelf in his lab, Barry receives super-speed, becoming The Flash.
Green Arrow – Spoiled billionaire Oliver Queen came home with an entirely different personality—and a newfound purpose in life. Completely self-absorbed and never caring about anything but himself, Queen was on a leisurely sailing trip when his assistant betrayed him, leaving him for dead on a desolate remote island. Stranded, he survived by, amongst other things, mastering a bow and arrow.
Solomon Grundy – The undead monster known as Solomon Grundy is powerful, immortal and bad news for every hero unfortunate enough to cross his path. Grundy was a corrupt man named Cyrus Gold until his untimely death in Slaughter Swamp. Since then, his entire existence has been an unending cycle of death and rebirth.
Harley Quinn – Before her descent into madness, Dr. Harleen Quinzel was a promising psychiatrist assigned to Arkham Asylum, Gotham’s home for the criminally insane. But after meeting the Joker, the young doctor became obsessed with the crazed criminal’s warped mind. Sensing opportunity, the Joker manipulated her, driving his therapist so mad that he was able to control her.
The Joker – The Joker is the polar opposite of the Dark Knight. Both were created by a great tragedy, but Batman has since vowed to do whatever it takes to prevent similar incidents, the Joker revels in creating chaos and destroying lives, believing that life’s a big joke and psychotically demonstrating that in a moment, it can all change.
Lex Luthor – A self-made man whose immeasurable intellect is always in conflict with his equally immeasurable ego, Lex Luthor is one of the world’s most brilliant minds and most famous villains.
Nightwing – When his circus acrobat family was brutally murdered, Dick Grayson was taken in by billionaire and bat-friendly super hero Bruce Wayne. Bruce shared his secret life as Batman with the young boy and eventually molded him into Robin—the Dark Knight’s partner in Gotham.
Superman – Superman has super-everything—strength, speed, flight, invulnerability as well as his renowned X-ray and heat vision. The most powerful being on the planet, his amazing abilities are also a melancholy reminder of how different he is from the people he’s dedicated to protect.
Wonder Woman – Wonder Woman is Princess Diana of the immortal Amazons from Greek mythology. When army pilot Steve Trevor crashes on the warriors’ secluded island paradise, Diana wins the right to escort him home and make her people known to the world. Entering our cynical world for the first time, there’s a lot she must wrap her head around, especially our ways of war, hate, and, well… dating.
Injustice: Gods Among Us breaks the Justice League for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U on April 16,2013