The Week In Games: Injustice For All

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: who do you think would win in a fight, Batman or Superman?

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It’s been almost a decades since Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe first unleashed the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader upon one another within the gritty context of the Midway fighter universe but the two are still at it. Apparently starring in one of the worst comic book movies of all time together wasn’t enough for these two.

Fortunately, the Injustice games are filled with plenty of other characters to lighten the mood, even if the actual premise for the series is as dark as it gets. Remember when Superman was just a nice Kansas boy saving kittens from trees?

Tuesday, May 16

  • Injustice 2 — Xbox One, PS4
  • The Surge — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Farpoint — PSVR
  • ACA NeoGeo Over Top — PS4
  • Akiba’s Beat — PS4, Vita
  • Baila Latino — PS4
  • Deemo: The Last Recital — Vita
  • Future Unfolding — PS4
  • Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds — Vita
  • Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy — Vita
  • Seasons After Fall — PS4
  • Tango Fiesta — Xbox One, PS4

Wednesday, May 17

  • Bokida: Heartfelt Reunion — Xbox One, PC
  • Black & White Bushido — PS4
  • Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas — Vita
  • Mr. Pumpkin’s Adventure — Xbox One
  • Bokida - Heartfelt Reunion — PC 

Thursday, May 18

  • Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop — 3DS
  • Thumper— Switch
  • Emporium — PC
  • Old Man’s Journey — PC
  • Cooking Witch — PC 

Friday, May 19

  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia — 3DS
  • Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Chroma Squad — PS4
  • Shadow Warrior 2 — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • A Walk in the Dark — Xbox One
  • Mayan Death Robots: Arena — Xbox One

Coming Soon

Tuesday, May 23

  • Disgaea 5 Complete — Switch
  • Darksiders: Warmastered Edition — Wii U
  • Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception — PS4, Vita

Thursday, May 25

  • Vanquish — PC

Friday, May 26

  • Friday The 13th: The Game — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Get Even — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Rev.2 — PS4, PS3
  • Rime — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers — Switch

What else is coming out soon? Planning to play something on Steam or mobile? Tell us about it in the comments.

Kotaku staff writer. You can reach him at ethan.gach@kotaku.com

DISCUSSION

genejacket
Gene Jacket

The first Injustice is one of my personal favorite fighters ever, so of course I’m picking up the sequel.

That said...the whole gear system, the dlc character selection thus far, the lack of options in obtaining dlc characters and premiere shaders (costumes), and pricing structure of available editions are all very worrisome. There’s no option as of yet to purchase any kind of pass to get the dlc character packs outside of the Ultimate/Deluxe editions, Netherrealm hasn’t announced pricing for the packs (considering they each contain 3 characters, I’m guessing around $20 per pack), and there’s no word on whether or not players will be able to buy individual characters a la carte. Add to that the fact that Boon absolutely has to shoehorn his beloved goddamned MK ninjas into any fucking game they make, and that 1/3rd of the dlc characters could possibly be more MK characters (Raiden and Cage have already been hinted at for one of the other upcoming character packs) and my excitement has been heavily tempered.

I had the Ultimate edition pre-ordered (yeah, yeah...I know), but dropped it down to the standard edition because of being burned by Netherrealm before. With too many of the first Injustice dlc characters being either ridiculously OP or nearly useless, and MKX’s dlc being almost entirely terrible, I couldn’t justify ponying up the extra cash upfront for stuff I’m not entirely sure I even want. Boon said a while back that they’re dlc strategy for Injustice 2 was going to be “more aggressive” than MKX, and it seems that what he meant by “more aggressive” was “super shitty and blatantly anti-consumer”.

I’m in for the single player campaign and local mp with my friends, and the beta was enough to convince me it’ll still be super fun to play, but the way they’ve handled almost everything has been troubling.

(Also, in dropping the Ultimate version and going with standard I was able to pick up Neir Automata, which I’ve put around 20 hours into and it’s goddamn wonderful. Easily one of the best games of the year, no contest.)