The DC comic book universe is giving the fighting genre another go, with Injustice: Gods Among Us. Warner Bros announced today that NetherRealm, the studio behind the recent hit Mortal Kombat, is working on a fighting game featuring DC heroes and villains with an original story. It's targeting 2013 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U.
The announcement mentions Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Solomon Grundy, and Harley Quinn among its name-drops, but the full cast has plenty more to choose from. The story focuses on some force turning the various DC heroes into a threat, and then getting into a big old fighting game brawl. As far as fighting game plots go, we at least know that NetherRealm can pull off narrative hooks.
For many on the team, this will be the second shot at DC characters. Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe was developed by Midway, before that team was rolled into the new NetherRealm Studios. That game received mixed reviews, but it was seen more as a Mortal Kombat game than a DC one.
"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 creative director Ed Boon, in the announcement. "Our team is excited to make a fighting game that is filled with fast-paced action, incredible story-telling and iconic DC Comics characters."