‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ Pre-Order Bonuses: Red Son Trailer, Zombies, Arkham Skins, & More

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Months after the initial announcement of Injustice: God’s Among Us, developer NetherRealm Studios revealed an exciting pre-order bonus for their upcoming DC Comics brawler. Eager fans who secured their Injustice: Gods Among Us copy for launch at a local GameStop (in the U.S.) or Game (in the UK) are set to receive the “Red Son” DLC Pack free of charge.

Now, NetherRealm has unveiled the trailer for the DLC add-on – including in-game footage of fan-favorite alternate costumes for Superman, Wonder Woman and Solomon Grundy. The trailer also gives a brief glimpse at several (of 20) promised “Red Son”-based story missions. In addition, we’re now getting final confirmation of other pre-order incentives at retailers including Arkham City skins, a Zombie Mode, and an armored Blackest Knight Batman costume.

For anyone unfamiliar with the Red Son references, the Red Son Pack is based on Mark Millar’s infamous Superman storyline – where the Kryptonian’s ship lands in the Soviet Union instead of Smallville, Kansas. The primary storyline rebrands familiar heroes and villains in moral grey areas (similar to the Injustice: Gods Among Us storyline) – with appearances from many DC staples like Batman, Wonder Woman, Bizarro, Brainiac, and Lex Luthor all retrofitted into the alternate mythology. As a result, the Cold War shifts focus from nuclear arms to super humans – once again pitting Lex Luthor (now the President of the United States) against Superman (the leader of the communist party).

Check out the Red Son Pack Skins below (and pre-order here):

Injustice Gods Among Us Red Son DLC Pack

The Superman: Red Son plot includes some especially fun twists and it’ll be interesting to see how many of them, not to mention major action beats, are showcased in NetherRealm’s promise of 20 extra “missions” for pre-ordering gamers. At this point, it’s unclear how the Red Son missions will fit into the story campaign but, considering the quality of this source material, the Red Son pack is definitely a worthy incentive for purchasing the game early.

That is to say, unless you’re a fan of Rocksteady Studio’s Arkham Asylum franchise, since Wal-Mart is giving away an Arkham-inspired pack of costumes including Batman, the Joker, and Catwoman – along with a download code for the original NetherRealm superhero fighter Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.

Check out the Arkham Asylum skins below (and pre-order here):

Inustice Gods Among Us Arkham City Pack

Not to be outdone, Best Buy is giving away a Blackest Knight costume code with their pre-orders based on the fan-favorite Geoff Johns storyline. Along with the Blackest Knight skin, the retailer is also teasing an exclusive “Zombie Mode” – where the DC heroes and villains appear in ragged costumes with blood-red eyes. A fitting pairing fitting since the Blackest Knight plot revolves around resurrected superheroes.

Check out the Blackest Knight skin and Zombie Mode screenshot below (and pre-order here):

Injustice Gods Among Us Blackest Knight Pack Zombie Mode

Which pre-order bonus are you going to secure with your copy of Injustice: Gods Among Us?

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Injustice: Gods Among Us releases April 16, 2013 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U.

Source: SuperHeroHype

TAGS: DC Comics, Injustice: Gods Among Us, NetherRealm Studios, PS3, Warner Bros. Interactive, Wii U, Xbox 360

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  1. Arkham City!!!!!!

  2. no Harley or bane arkham city skins. shame, i hate her injustice costume.

  3. trying to get excited for the game…..im trying

    • thing is if youre ‘trying’ to be excited for a game… dont bother. why would you ‘try’ you either like it or dont. and you dont.

      • May I ask what you don’t like about it?

  4. They best release this as DLC. I already preordered from Gamestop.

    • What I do is buy them at like 2 places. Most put the dlc codes on receipt . Take them both home. Put the codes in. Then return 1 to the store you bought it from. Boom! I did this with AC3. Cost u $120 up front. But you get the $60 back. I’ve got all 3 preordered.

      • LOOPHOLES!

      • I’m just gonna have to do what you did and preorder at Walmart and Best Buy cuz I already preordered at GameStop but I really want the rest. I really hope this method works.

  5. Now, see that Wonder Woman outfit? That is a reasonable new age Wonder Woman. Give her a skirt. She still keeps the sexy factor but she still has the classic look like she doesn’t in her New 52 outfit.

  6. Looks like I’ll be pre-ordering two of them. I’ve already done it at Gamestop for the Red Son pack, but being huge fan of the Arkham games, I really want those costumes. I prefer the Arkham costume to the one available standard in this game. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m not a fan of the design. I’m not quite sure what it is, but something just doesn’t look right about it.

  7. I think I am the only one that hates the way batman looks in this game pre-skin. He looks like he is from the batman and robin movie.

  8. I think id go for russia

  9. nothing i dont like, i just feel like this is Mortal Kombat with a palette swap. how is this gonna play different from Mortal Kombat minus the fatalities. graphics and gameplay looks awesome, it just screams MK to me..i bought dc vs mk and this is pretty much what it feel like at this point without playing it.

    i used flash in that version, if i get this one, ill probably use him again. often. still trying to get excited tho..dont bash me over it, i didnt say its garbage, lol

    • I understand your skepticality but what you explained is what makes games different. The fighting flow and mechanics are also noticeably different. MK was more smooth and this is more choppy. More cinematic. Of course there will be a few similarities but that is expected now-a-days, especially when it is by the same developer.

    • Also keep in mind that MK vs DC was a fighting game with a 3D playing field, while this one has a 2D playing field. Boon and his team have never been too good with 3D gameplay, but with 2D they have something going. I’m sure it will have some flaws that probably similar to MK, but that’s no reason to rule it out yet. Besides, the last MK game was great.

  10. If you are willing to spend money on them as dlc / willing to wait they are all going to go up for dlc some time after just like they did with the Mortal Kombat preorder bonuses, no need to go threw the trouble of preordering at different places.

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