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):
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):
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):
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.