Video: Could Deathstroke Make ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ the Best Licensed Fighting Game Since ‘Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi’?

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.


  1. 🙂

  2. Definitely owned Teras Kasi. I don’t think I understood how bad it was. I wouldn’t realize that anything Star Wars could be bad until years later.

    • This. When the author says “best since Teras Kasai” it sounds like “as long as it is not a steaming pile of doo it will be good.”

    • Guys. It was a joke. Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi is not a benchmark for anything.

    • It was my favorite fighting game ever. It was as fun as anything I’ve ever played, and I was better at it than I have been at any game ever.

      You laugh, but I’ll kick your ass with any character there. Especially the Hoar.

    • Plus, the game featured Mara Jade. The only thing that would have been cooler was if Dash Rendar and Grand Admiral Thrawn were in it.

    • …unless there’s a benchmark for fun that is.


      That game might be the only fighting game I’ve ever truly enjoyed playing.

    • *raises gaffi stick above head, roars*

    • I LOVED Teras Kasi, (or The Star Wars Fighting Game, as I used to call it) – I never understood why it got a bad wrap. It was perfectly fine for me and my Star Wars obsessed friends in 8th or 9th grade. We had lots of fun with it and never realized it was “bad”.

    • The fact that the founders are all heaping praise on Teras Kasi just reenforces the point they make every year on the anything-but-comics show: they are NOT gamers.
      Hint: Teras Kasi has been on nearly every “worst fighting games” list I’ve ever read, usually toward the top

    • I don’t care where other people ranked it, Teras Kasi was an amazing game. In fact, I may have to hook up the Playstation and play it after work tonight.

    • Don’t get me wrong, I spent hours of my childhood playing it too, but I was also 10 and didn’t know any better. Even contemporary critics panned the game, and then on top of that most PS1 era games have aged about as well as Madonna. **COMMENT MODERATED**

    • I always loved how the lightsabers effectively worked like baseball bats.

    • So if you liked Teras Kasi then you’re not a “real gamer” or some garbage? I remember playing it in college and we all fun with it. Sorry if it’s not as good as Super Street Fighter 93 Turbo Tournament Evolved or whatever, but it was pretty damn fun to me.

  3. Looks intense! Not generally a fighter type of game guy…but I’ll still probably pick it up.

  4. Deathstroke was in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
    I want Gorilla Grodd or Captain Cold.

  5. I actually am a pretty huge fighting game player. Marvel vs Capcom has been my jam even back when it was called x-men vs street fighter. This game looks really good in terms of style and feel, but (and I havent been keeping up on this game so don’t crucify me) the banter mechanic they were originally kicking around (but they have since scrapped. I don’t know) offends me as a fighting game fan. The ability to interupt combos with words essentially makes this a no risk no reward game. I’ll still try it out, but I don’t see why that would be in any fighting game. That’s like saying, “hey play this new call of duty. It’s cool because there aren’t bullets.” (btw I hate call of duty)

  6. Only within comic culture would you need to even have a debate about suspension of disbelief when Superman fightis Green Arrow.

    Deathstroke looks pretty slick.

  7. Deathstroke was my favorite character to use in Mortal Kombat vs the DC Universe. I will probably pick this up. If Gorilla Grodd is in it, I will never, ever stop playing it.

  8. You know, I’d love a Justice League game based on the animated series… with EVERYBODY.

  9. Is this game getting a PC release at all ?

  10. MK vs DC was a good game. MK from 2011 was a great game. So I’m really hoping this bad boy is great as well.