Injustice Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Injustice RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Injustice 2: DLC Characters Revealed, More Teased Sat, 06 May 2017 15:05:41 -0400 Curtis Dillon

Warner Bros. and DC have revealed the first of nine fighters to join Injustice 2 in post-launch DLC: Starfire, Red Hood, and Sub-Zero. The fighters were revealed alongside a new trailer, which also showcased the characters' weapons and outfits. 

Sub-Zero finds his way into the DC roster much like Scorpion did in the original Injustice: Gods Among Us -- the third DLC character, preceded by Lobo and Batgirl.

Red Hood joins the rest of the Bat-family, including Batman, Robin, Scarecrow, Joker, Bane, Catwoman, Deadshot, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, making for a very Batman-heavy roster. And finally, there's Starfire, who comes as one of the most requested fighters from the entire DC Universe.

This first fighter DLC pack will be included in the $80 Injustice 2 Digital Deluxe Edition, which also includes a Premiere Skin and an exclusive Gear Shader. Meanwhile, the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, priced at $100, will feature a total of nine DLC characters, as well as three Premier Skins and two exclusive Gear Shaders. Of course, you can always wait and get the game a year from release for $60 with all the DLC, but that's up to you. 

Featured at the end of the trailer, the image above teases the next two DLC packs, both of which include three more fighters.

Fans have been quick to point out the two obvious middle choices from both packs: Black Manta (left) and Raiden (right). The identity of the other four fighters is quite the mystery, although many believe the two on the right to be Beast Boy and Raven, thus allowing players to play as all of the original Teen Titans.

Injustice 2 launches for PS4 and Xbox One on May 16. No release date for the DLC has been revealed by NeatherRealm Studios as of yet. 

Who do you think the mystery fighters are? Let us know in the comments!

Injustice 2 Holding Open Beta Sign-Ups Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:27:54 -0500 Marc Anthony

Injustice 2 is now holding an open beta sign-up on its official website.

The beta is not open as of yet, but is being held for online players to hopefully obtain a spot in Netherealm's upcoming sequel to their fighter Injustice. The game itself also is getting several new characters, in addition to some classics such as the Flash, Batman, and Superman. The new additions (announced so far) include Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes), Supergirl, Deadshot, Gorilla Grodd, and the pre-order bonus character Darkseid

The game itself seems to be highly craved by Netherealm's fanbase, and the developer wants want to deliver with a new redesign function -- allowing players to obtain gear for abilities, attributes, and designs of their favorite heroes as they play. 

Injustice 2 is selling three versions as well, all with different bonuses.

The editions seen from left to right are the Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate editions. The standard edition, of course, only includes the game. The Deluxe versions allows the first 3 DLC characters to be obtained upon their release, then adds a premier skin and a gear shader pack. The Ultimate edition is gives you 9 DLC fighters as they are released, with three premier skins and 2 exclusive shaders. To be clear: shader packs can be used to customize the appearance of heroes, but premier skins are much more interesting.

Premier skins allow the changing of specific characters into new ones with their own voice lines, appearance, and dialogue. In this version, Flash can be turned into Zoom, Hal Jordan into Jon Stewart, and Supergirl into Powergirl. This raises the question of seeing multiple characters in one  -- such as four different Robins, four different Flashes, three different Lanterns, and so on.

Injustice 2 releases on May 16. Which characters are you excited for or hope to play? Are there any premier skin theories you have?

Deadly Premonition, Hitman HD Trilogy Free for PlayStation Plus Members Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:39:25 -0500 Brian Spaen

Four more games are added to the known freebies in December for PlayStation owners. What joins Injustice and Secret Ponchos on PS4? A couple of retail PS3 games and a new game on Vita.

Here's the full list of PlayStation titles that will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers in December.

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us -- Ultimate Edition (PS4)
  • Secret Ponchos (PS4)
  • Hitman HD Trilogy (PS3)
  • Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut (PS3)
  • Final Horizon (Vita)
  • Titan Attacks! (PS4/PS3/Vita)

That actually makes it eight free titles if we're breaking down the Hitman HD Trilogy, which includes HD upgrades of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts, and Hitman: Blood Money. The new game in the bunch is Final Horizon, a tower defense game that presents a new take on the genre -- it promises to be quicker.

An interesting addition is Deadly Premonition, a budget survival horror title that turned into a cult hit. Former Destructoid reviewer Jim Sterling famously gave the original a perfect 10 out of 10, but wasn't so keen on the Director's Cut due to the HD upgrade giving it a bad frame rate.

What PS+ titles in December are you most interested in, if any?

Image credit: Deviant Art

Injustice Gods Among Us: Prodigious J Plays Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:51:52 -0400 Prodigious Jay

In a world where all our favorite heroes are now considered a threat, is anyone safe to trust?

That's the question we must ask ourselves in this latest fighting game from Netherrealm studios, the creators of Mortal Kombat 9. Injustice: Gods Among Us takes the super heroes out the normal role as protectors and pits them against one another in a frenzy of fast paced action and intense battles.

With the demo recently released for the public in anticipation for it's April 16th release, I decided I would take some hands-on screen time with the game and give you my impressions. See the video below to watch as I venture forth into the fray of heated combat.


Injustice: Gods Among Us (iPhone Review) Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:52:17 -0400 Capt. Eliza Creststeel

The Wheels of (In)justice Move Slowly

But, they do move - as goes the saying.

Injustice, the amazing fighting game from Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios for the X-box 360, PS3 and WiiU has been in the works for quite a while. There has been tons of teaser video, play action video, talk and talk and more talk - both online and on television. If G4 wasn't about to die, they would still be talking about this upcoming game.

Fans have been chomping at the bit to tear into this title and be able to play old school Mortal Kombat style fighting with their favorite DC supers in an epic storyline. 

And who wouldn't?

The pics look amazing! And wow... Just the idea of being able to see who would kick Aquaman's ass better, Batman or Superman, among the countless possible brawls between hero and villain, hero and hero or villain and villain whets the appetite.

Injustice Waits for No Man!

So, you can't wait until April 16th?

Then, pop over to your Apple App Store and download Injustice: Gods Among Us (iPhone Version) - right NOW!


No joke. It's just FLIPPIN' GORGEOUS! I downloaded this on Saturday and I'm completely hooked! The quick action, the bone-crushing sound, wondrously epic music and screen-tapping, swip-swiping, special move-nailing goodness is VERY addictive. I've NEVER had a game on my iPhone that left me twitchy. And I just WANT MORE!

I KNOW this is not the same as what incredible awesomeness awaits your console in a week from now, but watch the video again. Have you ever played anything that amazing on a mobile device?

Tag-Team Titans

Like some classic tag fighters, Injustice: Gods Among Us (I:GAU?) has you control a three-man (or three-woman, or two-man and... you get the idea) team of heroes and/or villains. (That's right - you can mix and match.)

From your collection, you easily drag and drop the folks who will be doing the fighting.

The fighters get XP for how well you use them and how much damage they do, etc. That XP levels up their abilities as well as open up more you can buy with your rewards from each bout.

I would suggest trying to balance your team members as you go, since having one powerhouse might work against you should they fall. Of course, at any time you just tap on someone else in the team and they tag in to make the save or put the cap on your enemy.

More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine

Each of your supers has several special moves. As you are fighting, you build up to them until the indicator tell you it's ready to use. If you build up more, then bigger moves open up. The special moves are unique to that super and requires its own special method of use.

Let's take Deathstroke here (left). Quite the formidable guy already.

His Sword attack requires you swipe the screen as fast as you can in one direction. The more times you do it in a few seconds, the most times he hits. Or his gun attack pops up a target. Tap closer to the center, he shoots better etc.

But, you can go beyond just moves and muscle.

You can also get an Upgrade. As you collect points (or buy them), you can add goodies to your team members to aid in their fight.

Green Arrow just not making the cut for you? Then, you can also buy new team members and there's quite a roster.

You do start out with three characters for your team and can earn more as well as buy them.

Many of the characters have different versions as well. Like the two versions of Catwoman shown here. These variations follow the storyline and may be aligned with Superman's Regime or Batman's Insurgency.

You might recognize the gal on the left as Selina's look and attitude from the Arkham Asylum games while her doppelganger on the right is classic DC comics. Each version has her own moveset too.

Putting a Price on Justice?

We already know that Injustice: Gods Among Us for the console starts at $59.99 and will  feature tons of DLC (mo' money, mo' money) as new playable characters will be added along with new features, upgrades etc.

But, at least this Injustice is free.

Well, kinda' free. Yes, you can download it now for nothing and pound on poor Aquaman to your heart's content, but like a lot of newer mobile games, the creators are offering upgrades from a small fee.

But, those fees can quickly add up as they start at $1.99 for Harley's Bag of Goodies or $4.99 for a Starter Pack - but you could dump as much as $99 bucks toward Superman's Regime Treasury to buy 1,500,000 credits for stuff. 

That's some serious scratch, Catwoman.


Justice May Be Blind

But, the player is not. Thank goodness that Injustice: Gods Among Us is artistically beautiful and enticing to the eye. It's also a symphony to the ear (if bone crunching is your kinda' music) and inviting to the touch.

Quick reflexes, rapid tapping, also perfectly timed swipes as well as two-finger blocks will turn you into a fast and furious dispenser of two-fisted justice.

So, right now - faster than a speeding bullet... leap off your couch in a single bound and get the game that simply more powerful than a locomotive.

Capes optional.