It’s not surprising to see a company try to cash in on the popularity of one of their games with an iOS/ mobile knock off... what is surprising is to see one as robust and impressive as Injustice: Gods Among Us. Warner Bros. Interactive and DC Comics have released the mobile version of the upcoming fighter Injustice, and it may impress even the most skeptical gamers.
The mobile version of the game, which will launch for the 360, PS3, and Wii U on April 16, does its best to replicate the gorgeous universe crafted in the main game. Instead of a one-on-one fighter, the mobile version uses a collectible card game mechanic to deliver three-on-three tag team battles using the game’s robust roster. Better yet, playing the game will unlock additional content for you in the console version, and vice versa. There are a variety of costumes and bonus features that can be unlocked by linking the two versions and playing them.
The app is free to download and offers some pay options within the actual game (additional characters and such), but nothing that you can’t unlock for free with a little bit of time and effort. You can check out the trailer for the app below and read the full press release on the next page.
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
Injustice: Gods Among Us Free-To-Play Game Now Availablefor iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
New Game Debuts on the App Store with Original Combat Gameplay Made Especially for the Platform and Connectivity to Console Version
BURBANK, Calif. – April 4, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that the Injustice: Gods Among game for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the App Store. Developed from the ground up by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, this free-to-play mobile game delivers stunning graphics and a completely unique fighting gameplay experience created especially for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
The console version will also be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo beginning April 16.
The Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game features a collectible card mechanic and engages players in 3-on-3 tag team combat that pits many of DC Comics most popular icons such as Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Aquaman and more against one another. Fans who also own the forthcoming Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 versions will be able to unlock content in the console versions that will be available in the mobile game, and vice versa, by registering for a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account and playing the game.
“The team at NeatherRealm Studios created a custom mobile experience for Injustice: Gods Among Us on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that delivers gameplay mechanics created specifically for the platform” said Ed Boon,” Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “We’re excited to offer fans a new way to play fighting games that can be enjoyed alone or as a companion experience to the console versions.”
The Injustice: Gods Among Us game is available from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at AppStore.com/Injustice. For more information and the latest updates, visit www.injustice.com or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/injusticegame.
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About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About NetherRealm Studios
NetherRealm Studios is a leader in the development of interactive entertainment, and the creator of the billion dollar Mortal Kombat franchise. Mortal Kombat has spawned two theatrical films, multiple television series, and has sold over 28 million games to date. Located in Chicago, Illinois the award-winning NetherRealm team has been working and creating games together since 1992. Additional information about NetherRealm Studios can be found at www.netherrealm.com