The latest entry in the Mortal Kombat franchise has been a main part of the tournament scene since its release in early 2011, and it seems NetherRealm Studios is hoping to continue that trend with the recently announced Injustice: Gods Among Us.
In a recent preview by Kotaku, Ed Boon makes statements regarding the game’s depth, mentioning that they had tournaments and “those EVO guys” in mind during Injustice’s development. And those aren’t just empty promises. Names aren’t disclosed, but the team reportedly has a few tournament players aiding in the creation of the fighting system, which bodes well for its future success on the tournament circuit. We’ve included the portion mentioned below, and you can head over to Kotaku to check out the entire article.
And there’s also this from Boon regarding the game’s depth: “There are guys on our team who are tournament players and there are certainly layered features for those EVO guys and all that stuff in there. That’s a big part of our strategy.” Boon and his Netherrealm studio’s Mortal Kombat games have never been the fixture of fighting tournaments like EVO the way Street Fighter has, but it sounds like he wants to edge into that scene more, with the most recent MK and with this one.
We’ve also included a few new screenshots that Warner Bros. sent our way, depicting a few of the already announced characters in some nice high-resolution shots. These also provide great looks at the Metropolis and Bat Cave stages, the latter of which may showcase an early look at Joker.