Injustice: Gods Among Us Will Explain Why Superman Can’t Kill Everybody

By Spencer . August 13, 2012 . 4:25pm

Warner Bros. revealed Catwoman is playable character in Injustice: Gods Among Us and while this kitty has claws, can she really stand up to the all-powerful Superman? I asked Ed Boon about the story and how it will compare to Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.


"I think any intellectual property of characters as wide range as Superman and Solomon Grundy and human characters, everyone is going to ask the question why would Superman not beat everyone in a fight? Why would one punch not kill Batman? We will have an explanation in the story will make sense, Boon answered"


"It’s going to be a unified story, for sure. We’re going to have a big cinematic story telling experience where the player participating will get a full explanation of why they’re fighting, what the circumstances is, and the events the players fight in to determine the outcome," Boon added.


I had a chance to play Injustice as Nightwing who has two fighting styles. He can switch between using eskrima (two short sticks) for fast attacks or combine them into a staff to increase his range and do stronger attacks. Nightwing has acrobatic tricks like bouncing off cars in levels (Superman can throw these) and has a pole vault to close distance. He can also create ground skimming projectiles by rubbing the eskrima together and run his opponent over with a motorcycle if you use his super move.

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  • French

    That pose she made midway video reminded me of Juri from SF

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    No skimpy clothes?! :(

    Anyway I hope they’ll release a story trailer soon

    • Zetsomaru

      I was surprised as well. 
      Remembering how the female combatants in MK9 were portrayed, I thought this was actually quite… respectable. 

  • I’m a total newbie at fighting games, but Injustice got me really interested. Considering that I’m also going to buy P4A, that’ll give me some time to toughen up, even if just a little! Looking forward to it.

    • SeventhEvening

      P4A and this are apples and oranges. Both games are fighting games, yes, but there isn’t a lot of similarity in play style between Arc System’s games and Netherrealm’s. That’s like playing Borderlands to get you sharp for Call of Duty. 

  • It’s a game, don’t try to explain it. Obviously they want it to be balanced.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’m kinda disappointed that there are so many Batman characters and yet most of them are typical picks. If we’re going to have a bunch of Bats’ people, why not someone who’s never been in a game? Say, I dunno, Red Hood. Or Damian. Or Talon. Picking Catwoman and Harley is kinda lame to me when they were just big parts of Arkham City (which explains their presence, really). Ah well, there’s still enough room left for the cast to impress. Black Adam would be a lovely addition on the villainous side of things.

    As for an explanation for Supes not killing everybody… eh. Not to put NetherRealm down before we even know what they’ve got planned, but there really isn’t any good way to explain that unless he just says he’s holding back. Even then one of his super moves has you toss somebody into space and them slam them back to Earth so…

    • Krypto, calling it.

      • Solomon_Kano

        That would actually be epic lol.

    • Valtiel Ikari

      I so want Red Hood!

      • if we are talking about Red Hood from the animated movie, then totally count me in.

  • A DC heroes fighting game where the story makes sense. Good luck with that.

  • At this point, I don’t think anyone lets this bother them anymore. Fighting games are usually over the top and don’t make sense, and if Ryu can survive a seismic bitchslap from the Incredible Hulk, people can deal with Superman rocket uppercutting the Flash into outer space.

  • $30632660

    I’m nowhere near a hardcore Comics fan of the western variety, but after playing 2 years of playing DC Universe Online, I know that there are a lot more characters in the DC Universe that deserve a spot on the character roster.

    I need to have my Black Adam and Etrigan.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Etrigan would be cool as hell.

      • >cool
        >as hell

        Pick one.

        • Solomon_Kano

          It froze over.

    • Göran Isacson

      Etrigan would be so boss- but you would need an EXCELLENT writer to make all his taunts and lines rhyme and do so well, and I think that’s more effort than many people are willing to put in for this game.

  • Valtiel Ikari

    still no Jason Todd as Red Hood?

    … me sad now.

    • rebecasunao

      His main attack would be emo ranting.

      • Oh, give him a break. If you died but your killer was left alive because of “moral/ethical” reasons, you’d be a little pissed too.

        • rebecasunao

          But Jason gets pissed at Bruce and if he could, I’m sure he would kill him too… Being pissed at Joker is completely fine.

  • Joseph Nicholas Tobin

    they should add superboy

  • Rentekabond

    It was explained in the Justice League TV Show; he’s always holding himself back. That’s why when he went up against DarkSeid he was able to go all out, because Darkseid can handle it.

    • Solomon_Kano

      That worked there but, since they’ve decided to explain it at all, they’ll need a different reason. What with him throwing people into space and stuff lol.

  • Shadowman

    Might we get Jonah Hex in this game or maybe shazaam.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Shazam would be great, especially if it meant we’d get Black Adam.

  • Angeru_Lito

    I don’t think they really need to explain it but is nice that they are coming up with a story for it (sure is a comic book explination) but it’s also a comic book story in a videogame so yeah Magic and Superman just doesn’t kill people like that that’s why he’s such a D-bag about it.

  • Ben Sylvia

    Because the magic plot macguffin made every one super resilient and increased their strength to Superman levels.

    This angered Superman, so he went on an epic quest to pwnzor everyone else and destroy the macguffin.

    Calling it now.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Because he’s WEAK

  • This game is looking better and better. But they need to change the title to Batman and his Bitches:Dark night rises.

  • Cjs0511

    Batman, Nightwing, Harley, and now Catwoman?
    Cmon guys I know you like Batman but give some other guys a chance.

  • Are they saying it will be the purrrfect plot? (I had to… I had… to *sigh*)

  • James Smith

    It’s a fighting game, any excuse will be fine. But I hope they’re smart and come up with an excuse that applies to all the kryptonians so they can add Power Girl and Supergirl and others too.

    Now, if Superman should be instant-beating someone, it should be the guy that picked that outfit for him.
    That look fits characters from batman but I say more fantasy infused guys like Superman and Wonder Woman don’t go well with it.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    So this is what MK VS DC should have been like 

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