I never picked up 2008′s Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe despite my affection for the JLA or, indeed, (the probably godawful) Justice League: Task Force on the Sega Genesis. I guess I’ve never gravitated toward Mortal Kombat‘s bruiser aesthetic, preferring the look and feel of the Street Fighters and Tekkens of the world. While next year’s Injustice: Gods Among Us shares a pedigree with Midway’s spine-liberating brawler, this time around the focus is squarely on the heroes and villains of the DC Universe. I find myself itching to pre-order.
Today we’ve got a new video showcasing Slade Wilson, otherwise known as Deathstroke the Terminator. And the character has rarely looked so appealing. Maybe it’s the ability to dual-wield those pistols, or the option to swap back and forth between those, a sniper rifle and his serrated broad sword. Maybe it’s the Boba Fett voice. It may simply be his speed and agility.
Much has been said about the suspension of disbelief required to make feasible a fighter pitting Superman against the Green Arrow, and some of developer NetherRealm Studio’s solutions will play better than others. In the end though, this looks like a hell of a lot of fun.
Look for it in April 2013.