Warner Brothers Interactive announced today that they have partnered with legendary videogame producer Ed Boon to put together a new DC Universe fighting game. Not a sequel to the 2008 Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Injustice promises to deliver a whole new experience to gamers by the makers of the Mortal Kombat series of games. Here is the official press release from Warner Brothers Interactive:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Injustice: Gods Among Us New Fighting Game Franchise from the Makers of Award-Winning Mortal Kombat Franchise Revealed
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.”
Along with the announcement, gaming website Gamespot has a trailer for the game and an interview with NetherRealm Studios Creative Director, Ed Boon. While Green Lantern has not been mentioned in connection to the game yet, most of the characters have not yet been announced and it would be hard to believe that the game’s creators would exclude at least one character from the Green Lantern family. More on the game should be announced at the upcoming E3 video game expo. More information about the game will also be available on the game’s official website.