Published on January 15th, 2013 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor

Injustice: Gods Among Us Gets a Release Date and Goodies, Wii U Fans Get Cold Shoulder [UPDATE]

During last year’s E3, there was a newly introduced fighting game that turned more than just a few heads. Giant banners for a DC universe themed fighting game, minus the whole Mortal Kombat mix, littered the gaping hallways. I too became a victim of “Kombat whiplash” as I admired the towering images. Now, that game is coming to fruition having locked in the date of April 16 for release.

The announcement comes with the news of the Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition, which is coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. There is no doubt that Wii U owners are excited to partake in this brutal bash, never really having opportunity to thoroughly enjoy a NetherRealm creation. However, there is a catch.

While this is all fine and dandy, it looks like Wii U players are getting the short end of the arcade-stick. There weren’t any detailed images for the new platform as far as ‘Battle’ or ‘Collector’ editions go. The release for the update states that it is “confirmed to be available in North America beginning April 16 for Xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii U system from Nintendo.”

In the meantime, I guess you can still check out the goodies detailed for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3:

  • 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

For those who aren’t diehard DC Comic fans, but interested in the game, there is an opportunity for you to catch up in the series. Available starting today, the prequel comic book to the game will see digital episodic release.

Each week a new will be released for $0.99. After each set of three chapters has been collected they will then be released as print copies at the end of each month. This is one of the best ideas I’ve seen in a while. A physical copy of a product released digitally doesn’t always occur. This is great for anyone attempting to get to know the series before the game launches, and gives collector’s a crack at a physical copy.

The digital comic can be purchased through the DC Comics app, iBookstore, Kindle Store or Nook Store. You can also check out the official DC Entertainment site for more details.

UPDATE: Warner Bros. Entertainment updated the list for the Battle and Collector’s Editions. They will only come to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Nintendo Wii U will only see the standard edition.

Salt in the wound if you ask me.

PlayStation 3

Injustice: Gods Among Us Collector’s Edition

Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition

Xbox 360

Injustice: Gods Among Us Collector’s Edition

Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition

Sorry, no Wii U set quite yet. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated as new screens arrive.

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