We just got the below press release which confirms Injustice Gods Among Us for a Tuesday April 16th, 2013 release date. We also got word that the European release date is just a few days later on Friday April 19th, 2013.
Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition and Release Date Revealed
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today revealed details for the Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition. The package will be available in limited quantities at Gamestop and EB Games stores located in the United States and Canada for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition is also confirmed to be available in North America beginning April 16 for Xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii U system from Nintendo.
The Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition will retail for $149.99 and includes the game disc, exclusive Injustice: Gods Among Us Fight Stick featuring official artwork from the game and three exclusive skins based on Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman from DC COMICS THE NEW 52. The Fight Stick is a lightweight controller that boasts a non-skid foam underside, a lockout feature for the Start, Select and Guide buttons, as well as adjustable illumination for the buttons and joystick.
Accompanying the news is an image featuring all the contents of the Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition, as well as a new image showcasing the contents of the Injustice: Gods Among Us Collector’s Edition, which will be sold separately for $99.99 at various retailers throughout North America for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
They also detailed the various editions of the game, like the new Battle Edition which comes with a limited edition Fight Stick. You can check out the photos of this new edition over on our Facebook page.
The Injustice: Gods Among Us Collector’s Edition available in the United States will include:
· Exclusive DC Collectibles statue featuring iconic characters Batman and Wonder Woman, the Fortress of Solitude, and the Last Son of Krypton's escape ship
· Special Collector's Edition of the Injustice: Gods Among Us comic book
· Digital download of DC Universe animated film Justice League: Doom
· Three exclusive skins based on Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman from DC COMICS THE NEW 52
Also don't forget to read the first issue of the Injustice Gods Among Us comic book which is available digitally only today.
Also available today is the new Injustice: Gods Among Us digital comic book from DC Entertainment. The comic is a prequel to the game, and it tells the story of events leading up to a new world order where heroes face each other in an epic fight to determine humanity’s future. A new chapter of the weekly comic will be released every Tuesday for $.99, and three digital chapters will then be collected in print and available for sale monthly. Download Injustice Gods Among Us #1 today at ReadDCEntertainment.com, through the DC Comics app, or on the iBookstore, Kindle Store or Nook Store.
Today IGN has an exclusive reveal of the new Injustice Gods Among Us story mode. The trailer gives you a glimpse at what is happening in the game's backing story. But the thing I want to stress here, is go read the Injustice Gods Among Us digital comic series FIRST.
First, NetherRealm is giving fighting game fans an unparalleled level of customization in this new game. You'll be able to change your special move style from a typical Mortal Kombat "Down" then "Forward" + "Button" style to the Quarter Circle Forward button style of special move inputs. It may sound like a minor difference, but it's one that makes a big difference in play style and the first of any fighting game to offer players both styles.
Another new change, and something players really wanted in Mortal Kombat 9 was online practice mode. Now you and a friend can get together online to practice. No more fighting dummies, this looks like a great way to live-practice and sharpen your skills against a real person.
Here's a run down of what is discussed, but the discussion is interesting so I recommend you watch it:
Trying to make sense with a good backing story mode.
Mini games in story mode, not just fights, can change the fight outcome. Like lowering the health of the opponent before the fight.
"A number" of characters are yet to be revealed.
How gamers are finally figuring out that this isn't Mortal Kombat.
More talk about why they went with "Back to block".
More on the controller options SF style circle motions vs MK style strict inputs can be chosen (as discussed yesterday).
"Button Confirmation on Release" aka Negative Edge can be toggled on/off now.
Help new players learn special moves by tagging them to always be on the screen.
A really expansive tutorial mode will walk players through a lot of things.
Practice mode can record moves and also play back on the AI. (Practice mode is also online now as revealed in another interview)
The free DLC compatibility packs will be required to be had to play online to avoid the desyncronizing issues from MK9. This is what Borderlands 2 does.
Is Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter is still "inevitable"?
The upcoming marketing efforts that is starting in "about a month" about "Who Would Win" that will tap comic celebrities like Kevin Smith and others to discuss who they think will win in a fight. It will also then feature some great gameplay. There will be some online voting too.
The game content is all complete and now they are just fine tuning and polishing the game.
Revamped tweak variable "hot fix" system detailed a bit further to evolve the game after the fact.
The Battle Edition stick "feels great".
How the studio listens to feedback and it's directly from people on Twitter and social networks.
Since the game is now just a few months away, I wouldn't be surprised if more and more game info and reveals happen over the next few months.
Also we forgot to mention yesterday, you can now pick up a hard copy of the Injustice Comic Book. Issue #1 should be at your local comic book shop as of yesterday. The first print issue combines the first three digital issues for a mere $3.99. There are two covers available, as seen below courtesy of NetherRealm's John Vogel on Facebook.