Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition isn’t a superhero video game, it’s the superhero video game. While those who’ve focussed on the choice of the word ‘Ultimate’ that this game claims to be (thanks to all of the DLC crammed into the newer edition’s package) may chastise for stating the obvious, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition is exactly that superlative not because of the extra offerings but because at a base level, it just fundamentally works.
“The Injustice saga is finally complete,” says the narrator of this Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition trailer and by the power invested in Batman’s trusty toolbelt, you’d better believe him, lest one of his super-friends power punch you around the moon for talking ill about NetherRealm Studios’ upgraded beat-em-up. It’s set to be a launch title for the PS4, a new game for PS Vita and a re-release for PS3 and Xbox 360, giving fans of DC’s famed cast of heroes and villains a chance to punch the supersnot out of each other before standalone story titles get granted to all of them. Needless to say, it’s out on those platforms soon and Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition has gotten a lovely new trailer to explain what’s so special about its special powers.
Sometimes, you just want a change. You want fresh, new, original takes on genres that you love while the publisher wants reskinned sequels like a plucked chicken with a coat on. But we’ve had 7 whole years of that and the time is now to throw the system out the window attached to a giant lead balloon, and Sony’s upcoming PS4, could be the very console to start that revolution.