Injustice, the DC Comics fighting game series from Mortal Kombat developer, NetherRealm Studios, is equally known for its engrossing story as it is its superpowered fisticuffs. Set in a world where a tragedy has caused Superman to shift from protector to ruler, the world of Injustice has been developed across two best-selling games – with the first outing’s narrative being aided by comic legend Jimmy Palmotti – and a phenomenal comic by Tom Taylor that has further fleshed out this elseworlds tale.
Now, according to a press release for Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 2, Injustice is further expanding, but this time into the world of animation. When the second chapter of The Long Halloween arrives during the summer, it will include the first look at the animated version of Injustice, presumably a direct-to-video feature film. Whenever it launches, it will be the second DC animated project based on a video game with the first being 2014’s Batman: Assault on Arkham.
In our review of the Ultimate Edition of Injustice: Gods Among Us for PlayStation 4, we wrote “Without the baggage of the Mortal Kombat license, Injustice: Gods Among Us has allowed Netherrealm to make the ultimate DC fighting game that’s not only a dream come true for fans of the license but a great time for fighting game enthusiasts or casual players who just want to throw down as their favourite DC heroes and villains.“
For the aptly titled sequel, Injustice 2, we said “If you love DC Comics stable of characters you owe it to yourself to at the very least try Injustice 2 as simple put, it’s the best DC Universe story ever told in a video game and features some of the best presentation values in the industry today.”