Injustice: Gods Among Us – Exclusive Q&A with NetherRealm Studios

Developer talks DLC, Scorpion complaints, and how extra content is driven by the fans

Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC is always surrounded by lively speculation, fevered anticipation, and consistently divides opinion amongst its players and fan-base. To find out a little more about the work that goes into creating the extra content, how much planning is behind its DLC schedule, and if managing fan disappointment is a headache, we fired some questions to Adam Urbano, senior producer at Injustice developer NetherRealm Studios. And he replied with answers…

DLCentral: Is a second Injustice DLC Season Pass a possibility?

Adam Urbano: Probably not. Additional DLC content after the four included in the Season Pass is driven entirely by our fans – for instance, we decided to add Martian Manhunter only after there was such a huge number of requests to see him added. Similarly, the DLC S.T.A.R. Labs missions were never envisioned when we created the season pass, so we had to …

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Injustice dev would like to keep making DLC, but has ʻnew projectsʼ

Injustice: Gods Among Us developer NetherRealm Studios has told us it would like to support its DC Comics fighter indefinitely with extra content, but has ‘exciting new projects’ to take into consideration when juggling development resources.

You can read the full quote below, which is taken from a Q&A with NetherRealm senior producer, Adam Urbano.

DLCentral: With the entire DC Comics Universe to choose from, you could conceivably keep producing new Injustice DLC for a long time – but at what point do you stop? As a studio, is there a self-imposed cut-off to focus on other projects, or do you keep making DLC for as long as gamers are buying it?

Adam Urbano: The honest answer to this question is that we’re still figuring it out ourselves. We obviously have a great deal of passion for Injustice: Gods Among Us, and we’d like to keep making content for it forever, but we’re also working on a bunch …

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Injustice DLC: Dev drops clues for next character, causes mass confusion

We were pretty confident the next Injustice: Gods Among Us character to be released as DLC after Martian Manhunter would be either Red Hood or Zatanna. It makes perfect sense for it to be one of those two, and we wrote this article saying so. But now Ed Boon, the game’s creative director and serial Twitter troll, has been dropping some ‘clues’ as to the next fighter’s identity and things have… stopped making so much sense.

The first clue was posted yesterday:


And the second clue was posted earlier today:


Both tweets link through to a video of the NBC public service announcement ‘The More You Know’ logo.

We’re not very good at working out clues and codes, but we ARE good at reading what …

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Star Trek DLC: Elite Officer Pack out now, new uniforms for Kirk and Spock

Some previously pre-order exclusive DLC for Star Trek is now available to buy from Xbox Live. The Elite Officer Pack, which is priced 80MSP (£0.69/€0.96/$1.00), offers five new uniforms each for Kirk and Spock, so that’s 10 in total, as well as three additional weapons to set for stun or whatever.

Here’s what you get:

  • Kirk outfits: Stealth Uniform, Leather Jacket Costume, U.S.S. Kelvin Uniform, Academy Uniform, Kobayashi Maru Uniform
  • Spock outfits: Stealth Uniform, Vulcan Science Academy Costume, U.S.S. Kelvin Uniform, Officer Dress Uniform, Kobayashi Maru Uniform
  • Weapons: Starfleet Type IV Stealth Sniper Rifle, U.S.S Kelvin Hand Phaser, Academy Phaser
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Halo 4 DLC images show off new Forerunner, Ricochet and ODST armor

Trio of shots offer a better look at the upcoming Champions Bundle suits

A trio of new shots from the upcoming Halo 4 Champions Bundle DLC have been released, offering a better look at three of the new armour sets contained in the bundle. Two are from the Infinity Armor Pack (worth noting that a third Classic Halo armor included in the pack isn’t pictured here), while the Ricochet Armor is part of the Bullseye Pack. Point your eyes here:

ODST Armor, Infinity Armor Pack

Prefect (Forerunner) Armor, Infinity Armor Pack

Ricochet Armor, Bullseye Pack

The Infinity Armor Pack and Bullseye Pack are set to release 20 August, priced 240MSP (£2.06/€2.88/$3.00), and 480MSP (£4.11/€5.76/$6.00) respectively. Alternatively, both add-ons will be available as part of the Halo 4 Champions Bundle, which launches on the same day, priced 800MSP (£6.85/€9.60/$10.00), and also includes the Steel Skin Pack, which offers 10 new weapon skins.

In addition, buying the Champions Bundle will also give

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Dead or Alive 5 new costume DLC out now

Dead or Alive 5 new costume DLC out now

Cheerleader and Hot Getaway packs for female fighters appear on Xbox Live

If you like to keep your Dead or Alive 5 female fighters with a well-stocked wardrobe, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a new delivery of DLC outfits ready to download now from Xbox Live. There are two themes on offer – Cheerleader and Hot Getaway (i.e. beachwear).

The cheerleader uniforms are available either individually for 80MSP (£0.69/€0.96/$1.00), or as a complete set for 720MSP (£6.17/€8.64/$9.00), while the bikinis are bundled in packs of three for 400MSP (£3.43/€4.80/$5.00), or all together in a single collection for 1040MSP (£8.91/€12.48/$13.00).

You can get cheerleader outfits for the following fighters: Hitomi, Kokoro, Leifang, Helena, Ayane, Lisa, Kasumi, Christie, Mila, and Tina.

And this is how the Hot Getaway Packs are bundled:

  • Hot Getaway Pack 1: Kasumi, Kokoro, Helena, Sarah
  • Hot Getaway Pack 2: Hitomi, Leifang, Lisa, Pai
  • Hot Getaway Pack 3: Ayane, Christie, Tina, Mila
  • Hot Getaway Set: All 12 costumes
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Black Ops 2 DLC: New weapon camo packs confirmed, coming next week

Looks like there’s a selection of new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC on the way in the shape of more weapon Personalization Packs. The latest Xbox Live Marketplace update from Major Nelson lists six new packs – Aqua, Pack-A-Punch, Rogue, Breach, Desert Coyote, and Glam – each priced 160MSP (£1.37/ €1.92/$2), and scheduled for release next Tuesday, 23 July.

Unfortunately there are no additional details, but we’ve contacted Call of Duty publisher Activision in the hope it might be able to enlighten us with information, or even provide us with some pics of the new gun skins. As soon as we hear something back, we’ll update this story.

There are already 11 Personalization Packs available, with the nine originals, which include Zombies, Bacon, and Graffiti themes, later joined by Cyborg and Dragon camos following a community vote. The Personalization Packs contain themed weapon camo, reticles, and Calling Card.

We expect the new packs will be available as a …

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Forza Horizon: Rally Pack DLC Review

Arcade racer takes a hard right into uncharted territory

The open-world freedom of the excellent Forza Horizon takes a more linear route with this rally expansion. Instead of screeching through traffic in one of the many hot rides across a beautiful Colorado, you’re funneled down dirt tracks with a co-driver barking out instructions.

There’s a whiff of the Colin McRae’s about it, which is unsurprising seeing as a few of the developers worked on the series before heading to Playground Games. The arcade smooth controls are fully intact, but the difference between topping the podium and watching on with tears in your eyes will require excellent reflexes. Or, y’know, an overuse of the rewind function.

Your mission is straightforward enough – gain enough points from the individual rally events to grab your place in the final. There are five new cars to bomb about in that will keep rally purists happy including the 1992 Ford Escort Cosworth and the ‘Group …

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