As nice as it would’ve been to see Injustice: Gods Among Us be released this year, the game was always pegged for a 2013 release. When WB Games and NetherRealm Studios announced the game in early June it seemed as if it would’ve been a key candidate for a Holiday 2012 release, but unlike other corporate minded studios WB knows better than to rush a game to retail far ahead of when it’s completed.
NetherRealm may have played coy about when Injustice: Gods Among Us would finally be bestowed upon gamers as a general 2013 release is kind of a broad window. Today we do have a bit of good news though as WB Games have confirmed that Injustice will be released in April 2013. Perhaps starting a new release tradition for NetherRealm’s core projects, Injustice will be available to gamers on both the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U a mere eight months from now.
The April 2013 release may seem like it’s an eternity away, but I’m sure the months will go by fast, especially with the dozen or so high profile games set for release between now and then. The official release date of Injustice sadly wasn’t accompanied with a new character reveal, we’ll likely have to wait until the New York Comic Con for one of those, but we do have a new trailer featuring the Dark Knight.
Some gamers are a bit tired of seeing Batman and other key players from Gotham appearing in Injustice, but this new trailer does show off some general gameplay from the revealed cast of the game. Besides showing us more footage of The Flash and Harley Quinn in action, a few brief snippets are shown of new moves and even what appears to be a new stage.
The slight Batman theme of this new trailer does have a positive as it confirms that longtime Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy is indeed voicing the character once again. It may not be too surprising that Conroy is aboard, but considering that no casting details have been announced regarding characters such as Superman and Wonder Woman, it was unknown what direction NetherRealm and DC were aiming for with the game. So it’s at least nice to know that we’ll hear at least one familiar and dare I say iconic voice once Injustice is finally released next April.