Injustice: Gods Among Us - DC heroes vs villains fighting game announced

Warner Bros. and Netherrealm (the studio that created the awesome 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot) haveannouncedtoday that they are currently working on a DC Universe fighting game, likely based on the popular Mortal Kombat fighting engine.

Details on the new game are scant, given that E3 is just around the corner. However, we do know that Batman, Superman, The Flash, Solomon Grundy, Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman will be playable characters, and that it will share the decidedly darker tone of the MK reboot.

While the rest of the cast is currently a mystery, you can probably make some educated guesses on who will be present. And if you can't, then just stayed tuned because we're betting Warner Bros will slowly leak each playable character (drip fed, once a week) up to the release.

"With Injustice: Gods Among Us, we are creating an all-new franchise with incredible battles set in the DC Comics Universe," said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "NetherRealm Studios is the extremely talented team behind the latest Mortal Kombat hit and it is developing a game unlike any other in the fighting genre."

Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new development as we're very likely to see more at E3.

Andrew Groen

Andrew is a freelance video game journalist, writing for sites like Wired and GamesRadar. Andrew has also written a book called EMPIRES OF EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online.