Fans of the latest version of Mortal Kombat and general DC Comics fans (who have not had a proper fighting game ever, considering how broken Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was) have been excitedly awaiting the release of NeatherRealm Studios’ Injustice: Gods Among Us since its announcement in May of last year. Finally, it has its release date: April 16th for the United States and April 19th for Europe. The game pits your favorite DC super-heroes and super-villains against each other in hand-to-hand super-powered combat. Sounds awesome, right? Considering NetherRealm Studios’ track record with the expertly crafted Mortal Kombat, it very well should be as awesome as it sounds.
There were three editions announced with the release date across two platforms (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3). The standard edition, of course, is just the game. Then there’s the Collector’s Edition, which comes with all sorts of swag. If you pick up the Collector’s Edition (priced at $99.99), you will walk away with a collector box, an Injustice comic book, a collectible figurine depicting Batman and Wonder Woman locked in combat, a steelbook, and three downloadable content skins based on DC’s recent comic book relaunch known as the ‘New 52’. Finally, there is the Battle Edition.
The Battle Edition comes with the game, the skins mentioned above, and an Injustice Fight Stick. I have to admit, the fightstick sounds pretty swanky! It is described as, “…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.” At $149.99, this version of the game is quite a steal. Comparable fight sticks will cost you the same price point and NOT come with a game. I do have to point out a quirk, though. They stick they used is a bat-top, and not a ball-top. This is uncommon for most Western players, in my experience.
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