Injustice: Gods Among Us free demo hits April 4

Warner Bros. confirms free demo of NetherRealm's DC fighter for Xbox 360 and PS3 starting April 4; Black Adam confirmed as in-game character.

Warner Bros. has confirmed a free demo for the upcoming NetherRealm DC fighter, Injustice: Gods Among Us.

The demo--to be released on the Xbox 360 and PS3--will feature Batman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor in the Gotham City arena.

The demo will be available from April 4 on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace.

The publisher also announced Black Adam will feature as an in-game character when Injustice: Gods Among Us is released in North America on April 16. The game will launch on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U.

For more on Injustice: Gods Among Us, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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TheMeekGeek
TheMeekGeek

Please tell me where I can download the PC Demo. I would like to do a YouTube Game Review / First Impression Video... Thanks for your help.

ps2fatboy
ps2fatboy

well played the demo today and really enjoyed it, the envoiment is cool to use on you roppents, yes simular to mk. but enjoyable will get this.

Eagle_2004
Eagle_2004

Ha ha...I already got it!!! Game play is pretty much like every Mortal Kombat game out there. I do like the power hits, and sending my opponent over the edge and thru the floor. Other than that....it's meh....another fighting game.

TheMeekGeek
TheMeekGeek

Could someone please notify me on this thread when Injustice: Gods Among Us gets released as a FREE PC Demo? I would like to know, and I would be most grateful. Thanks.

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Found a 43 % easy combo with bats is: ji2 112 straight grapple f3 ji3 123 b23 and 40% without jump in.. Tech throws press 1+3 same time you get grabbed (just like sf)..
My biggest one yet is ji2,2,2,3,b+3,ji3,b+2,3 (if you have robo bats out you can then do -4 ( as 3 from b+2,3 explodes) into ex grapple, ji2, b+2, 3.

Thanos1960
Thanos1960

Does anyone know what the bug_me mode is for or about on the options menu? I managed to get upto 4 on it.

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Not having a block button is annoying, Holding back really sux to be on the offensive. No cancels.. Come on..
This plays like street fighter somewhat.. Frame data lol is appalling.. Starting combos with a jip has a learning curve but then the whole game really does. Extended combos require dash..Timing of combos is more tight than MK, found some EX moves only work after a hit with it tho not all specials require it, a mate notice this before me. ..Learning to combo off interactions will take some time.. There is more, but i am cool..

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

I guess I will find out soon enough but does this demo include online at all? I'm thinking prob not. That's ok, the only reason I wanted to know is because I wanted to see if Nether Realm was still using the same net code for this as the most recent MK. I will be getting this game and I REALLY want to enjoy it as much as possible, but if there is any input delay online like in the last MK, I will most likely not even play MP... (It will only take all of 2-3 secs to find out if I will be dissapointed or not when it does release...) I know that me not playing online doesn't mean a thing to anyone else here, but it is what I am most looking forward too.

And I am sure that some will say that there was no delay online and that's great for you if there wasn't. (Or you just didn't notice it.) And some will also say that there is a little, you just have to get used to it. But it is the 1 thing that will ALMOST ruin the game for me. I will still play it, and HOPE that I can find that rare occasion where the delay is ALMOST non-existent. The point is though, that it shouldn't be there at all.

And with everything that I have watched/read about this game, it's the one thing that I haven't heard mentioned or brought up when it comes to online play. I really do want to enjoy this game though.

theonesofgames
theonesofgames

I have the demo now and its pretty good but I wish that they would at least put superman and the flash in the demo

conor9393
conor9393

What a disappointment, half the moves are from MK vs DC, which we all know was a delight.  

LoganWesker
LoganWesker

impatiently waiting for news on Arkham 3 to see if WB ruined it or not.

Pr0ving4Gr0undz
Pr0ving4Gr0undz

Weird, I just got done playing the demo on the xbox. 

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

I am cheering i can use the MK Tournament sticks with this and have a advantage! 

majere613
majere613

Good idea to release a demo, at least. Nothing I've seen from IGAU has got me all that excited yet, but I'll give the demo a chance to change my mind.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

Is this for Australia only or something, since they announced last week on their facebook page that the demo will be out on 2nd April for the US PSN store. And will be out on 3nd April for the European PSN store and all versions of the XBLA.

Never heard anything for Australia or anything about the 4th.

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

more shit fighting games from netherrealm where some characters have OP game-breaking attacks that makes him both impossible to hit while being unblockable and so easy to spam,enjoy.

Navardo95
Navardo95

"Free demo"...
Download demo for free.

Pay $5 for unlocking the 3 characters in the demo. :D

WarHead2011
WarHead2011

That's what's up! My dude Bat's will be playable.gonna get my game on till release day

Armyboy5
Armyboy5

"Free" demo? I threw it on the ground!!!!!

shoresstunna
shoresstunna

@Flat_Line_____ The demo is out early on PSN already and not sure but I would imagine XBL too. There is a Multiplayer part with only Versus mode open. Game is fun for sure.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@conor9393  

Well they are the same characters. what do you expect?

I think MKvDC's main down point was the random match-up and very poor story-telling. The miss-matched match up isn't present in this game, although there are still unpowered character that can somehow manage to fight (and beat) superpowered characters - so I'm still weary about the story.

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

 @GamerOuTLaWz well they dont make well balanced games thats true... but they're fun with friends.

for my expert fighting needs i still got KOF13 ;)

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

@GamerOuTLaWz At least Neatherealm doesn't have on-disc DLC characters.  Instead, when a DLC character is released, a FREE compatibility pack is released for those that don't purchase new characters.

pdoggray
pdoggray

@Scorpion1813 @conor9393 Yeah cause we all know how important storytelling is on a FIGHTING game! Remember that amazing and in depth stories of Street Fighter 2? But the story got more interesting with Street Fighter 2 Turbo, the way they explain why they can all fight faster now, I don't know what I would have done if they didn't have that story!

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@kabalzer0  

True. MK games may not be the best for competitive-level play, but I personally don't give a crap about that. I only ever play by myself or against friends. Never go online and never play competitively (at a professional level). And MK games are the most fun fighting games on the market. I have huge faith that NRS can deliver a great experience with Injustice.

majere613
majere613

@WhiteStormy @GamerOuTLaWz Call me a tool of the system, but I'd rather a good game with DLC characters than a meh game without them. 

Of course I'd rather have a good game without DLC characters, but there you go :)

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@WhiteStormy @GamerOuTLaWz  

There needs to be more western developers making fighting games. NRS are the only ones. I'm not a fan of the Eastern ones. I tend to be very particular about the Asian games I get. I'm not really a big fan of the anime style (which 99% of there games use), and some of their other design choices (both game and art) are just too weird/ridiculous for me to get into.

I'm not saying they are bad.... some of my favourite games are made by Japanese developers (Metal Gear series as one example). But there is a very distinct style that Asian developers use, and I'm just not into it.

Klokateer
Klokateer

@pdoggray @Scorpion1813 Matter of opinion. I personally always prefer 3D movement over 2D movement in fighting games. The rage mode and lack of proper fatalities was what ruined MKvsDC for me. Injustice looks better, but they still need fatalities. Though thanks to people whining about 'balance' some characters are just a mockery of what they should be.

pdoggray
pdoggray

@Scorpion1813 I get it.. MK9 Story was great! But it seems like every game has a story these days, and MOST of it I could care less... And others (Bioshock, Telltale's Walking Dead) are basically nothing but long cut scenes.. But good stories!  But some games just don't need it... As to why Bat-man is fighting Superman... Who CARES! Just let them FIGHT!  Like Call of Duty - Yeah Career Mode... Uhh... I'll never play that... Online play only for me.. So yes I'm not everyone... and neither are you. Not trying to say MKvDC was amazing, but it wasn't that story that brought it down. 3D movements brought MK down... I didn't like any of the MK games since UMK3 until MK9...

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@pdoggray  

That doesn't change the fact that was the biggest let-down for MKvDC.

And yes, some people want more from their games than just one mode. And yes, I think story adds a lot to a fighting game. It makes for more interesting characters for one. And you get rivals and teams (to use in tag teams). It add a whole new depth of fun for a lot of people.

You're obviously not one of those people, but you're not everyone are you!?

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

 @Scorpion1813 @kabalzer0 i don't play online either. but i still want a challange.. and some of my friends and my brother are BemU fanatics and for playing with them KOF is the way to go.
if i wanna have fun with gamers who are not into the genre MK is the perfect game thats true.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@kabalzer0  

I've never heard of it either, not until I read the article on Gamespot about the copyright being denied.

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

 @Scorpion1813 @kabalzer0 ya thats just bullshit...

see this is the first time i heard of that show xD

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@kabalzer0  

It would be great, but it's not looking promising - they were denied a renewal of the copyright for the name for an idiotic reason: there is a TV show (that nobody's ever heard of or even watched as it got cancelled pretty quickly) that goes by the same name.

Because of that, the person who denied the IP renewal thought there would be "confusion". Which I called BS as people tend to think of the classic fighting game when they hear the words "Killer Instinct".

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

@kabalzer0 Now that would be a Wii U head turner and buyer.. KILLER INSTINCT

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

 @Scorpion1813 @kabalzer0 i guess not :D

well maybe we will see the long rumored return of Killer Instincrt?

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

 @Scorpion1813 @kabalzer0 the problem is that the market is already hard for fighting games. and i doubt that anyone will take the risk.
and ya SF4 looks like shit xD i really dont like the new artstyle either.
if they want anime style characters they should stay 2D.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@kabalzer0  

There are too many things I don't like about those games. The new art-style for Street Fighter is enough to make me want to vomit paint everywhere.

As far as the fighting engine goes, I still find MK game to be a better experience, but as I have mentioned, I don't play as a competetive/professional level. I play games for fun, and MK offers me more of that than the others do.

"Variety is the spice of life". And that is why I want more fighting games from other western developers.... so I have more than MK to choose from.

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

 @Scorpion1813 @WhiteStormy @GamerOuTLaWz well the japanese fighting games are miles ahead of nether realms games gameplay wise.

Mortal Kombat is a fun game and MK9 finally is somewhat well made gameplay wise but still KOF13, Garou and Street Fighter 3 remain the best games in this genere imo.
and no MK game is that good.


and dont get me wrong im a MK fan since i was 3yo.