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Injustice: Gods Among Us – arena choice is just as important as character choice, says Boon

Friday, 5th October 2012 15:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Injustice: Gods Among Us arena choices will be just as important as choosing a character in the game, according to Ed Boon.

Speaking at the EB Expo in Sydney, Boon said chosen arenas are important in when battling other characters, instead of just being a static background. In Injustice, players can interact with the arena’s background as it contains unique elements characters can take advantage of.

Character and arena interaction was shown in a demo featuring Superman against Nightwing, each with opposite fighting techniques: Superman uses strength and brute force; Nightwing uses gadgets.

“So throughout the arena you’ll see objects scattered everywhere – they’re not just pretty visuals, they have a function in gameplay,” Boon said. “So if there is a car in the arena and Nightwing has been cornered, he can jump onto the car and use it as a bounce pad to jump to the other side of the arena.

“Superman, being a power character, can pick up the car and just slam it.

Some arenas will also have multiple levels – up to three, the Bat Cave has the Batmobile which can launch rockets, etc, and arenas can also be damaged, which can also come into play when battling another character. Basically, arenas are responsive environments

“Our goal was to do something with the gameplay that is a dramatic departure from the existing stuff,” Boon said. “We just wanted to celebrate the super hero experience.”

Injustice: Gods Among Us is slated for an April 2013 release on PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360.

Thanks, Polygon.

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  1. viralshag

    I like the look of the game but so far have only seen a list of nine characters… does anyone know if there will be more? I’m assuming there will be, as they’re missing a boat load of cool superheroes, and nine is just far too small a roster for a fighting game.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. The_Red

    @1
    I’ve heard that the number of characters is around MK9′s. Maybe a bit less but Boon has confirmed that the 20 is their minimum.

    I agree that we need to see more characters than the current 9. I want to see Black Canary, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and hopefully some crazy villains like Doomsday.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. viralshag

    @2, Green Lantern is definitely the one I want to see. Him and Deathstroke. It looks good so far though, I love the look they’ve chosen with the characters.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. absolutezero

    Not wanting Green Arrow above everything else.

    pfffffffft

    #4 2 years ago
  5. The_Red

    @3
    I’m really torn between the looks. Love some like Nightwing and Catwoman but kinda hate Flash and Harley. Batman and the rest could go either way. I just hope they don’t stuff the game with Bat chars. There are already 3 from his universe (Batman, Catwoman and Nightwing). Two Face or Joker, one them will also make it.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ManuOtaku

    I hope there is some bizarro and grundy in the bad side.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. The_Red

    There are 24 characters total in the game:
    http://www.gamespot.com/events/eb-expo-2012/video.html?sid=6397772

    While Mr Boon doesn’t really say it, there are 24 slots in the character screen during the stage demo.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Custard Ganet

    @ 6 Grundy is in,there is a video of him being demoed from some expo a while ago.

    #8 2 years ago