The Challenge of DC's 'Injustice: Gods Among Us' Gets a Release Date and Two Special Editions

Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 07:30 AM PST by
Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition

The Battle Edition of the DC hero brawler bundled with a new Fight Stick.

Warner Bros. has announced an April 16th release date for 'Injustice: Gods Among Us,' as well as detailed two special editions, the previously announced Collector's Edition, and the newly revealed battle Edition.

Promotional materials of the Battle Edition for both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 were shown, but a Wii U version is also confirmed in the press release. The Battle Edition includes the game, the new fight stick, and three new character skins for Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman from the New 52 reboot.

The American-style fight stick features user-adjustable illumination for eight face buttons.

The Collector's Edition lacks the fight stick, but includes a 13" figurine of Wonder Woman and Batman in combat, an Injustice Comic book, and a voucher to download 'The Justice League: Doom' movie in addition to the game and three character skins.

The full press release from Warner Bros:

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.

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 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, through the DC Comics app, or on the iBookstore, Kindle Store or Nook Store.

Injustice: Gods Among Us is an all-new game in development by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, creators of the definitive fighting game franchise Mortal Kombat. The title debuts a bold new fighting game franchise that introduces a deep, original story featuring a large cast of favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, The Joker 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.

Source: Joystiq

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