DC's heroes are returning to the fighting game realm, this time in their own title: Injustice: Gods Among Us, from NetherRealm Studios.
NetherRealm is headed by Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon, who previously worked on 2008's Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Like that game, the story for Injustice: Gods Among Us is by comic book writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, currently co-writers of DC's All-Star Western.
Gamespot reports that Injustice will have "at least as many" playable characters as last year's Mortal Kombat, which had 28 available out of the box. The characters officially confirmed thus far are Batman, Harley Quinn, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash and Wonder Woman. Costumes appear close to the current New 52 designs — no red outer underpants on Superman — though screenshots show Wonder Woman in her circa 2010 long pants.
"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," Boon said in a press release. "Our team is excited to make a fighting game that is filled with fast-paced action, incredible story-telling and iconic DC Comics characters."
The game — which sports the tagline of "What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat?" — is scheduled out sometime in 2013, and will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo's forthcoming Wii U. Keep reading Newsarama for much more video game coverage next week, as we'll be reporting live from E3 in Los Angeles.
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