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 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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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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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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More details of Borderlands 2′s Tiny Tina DLC emerge

Trophies/Achievements revealed plus more

New details have emerged for Borderlands 2′s upcoming Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC. Trophies and achievements for the pack, which is out June 25th on Xbox 360 (800MS) and PS3 (£7.99/$9.99) have been spotted by and the official Borderlands 2 Facebook page confirms that there are eleven new enemy types to battle. Here’s a few of them…


Those extra Trophies/Achievements look like this. Potential spoilers ahead, mind…

  • I Totes Planned That Boss – Slew Mister Boney Pants Guy
  • Yaaaaay – Introduced Thyself to the White Knight
  • Shorty, You So Best – Completed thy quest by rescuing yonder queen
  • Girl’s Gotta Eat – Fed they noble queen 3 times during one visit to her quarters
  • It’s Like That One Video – Showed thine worst enemy, the abomination as” The Darkness.” who is the nerdiest of them all
  • They Was All “Hey That’s Mine” – Unsheathed 5 swords from immortal skeletaurs without leaving the
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Grid 2 DLC out now on Xbox Live – price and details

All four special pre-order packs, and VIP Pass, available to buy for Xbox 360

The first Grid 2 DLC packs are available to download now from Xbox Live (also available from PlayStation Store). The packs were offered as special pre-order DLC, but if you didn’t pre-order, here’s what you get for your money:

McLaren Racing Pack 560MSP (£4.80/€6.72/$7.00) | Xbox Live (GB), Xbox Live (US)
Download the McLaren Racing Pack to receive the stunning McLaren MP4-12C GT3 and receive two routes to race at the iconic Brands Hatch GP circuit

IndyCar Pack 560MSP (£4.80/€6.72/$7.00) | Xbox Live (GB), Xbox Live (US)
Download the IndyCar Pack to receive two routes at the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway Circuit plus receive the Dallara IndyCar and Indy500 Pace Car liveries for the Chevrolet Camaro SS and Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition

GTR Racing Pack 400MSP (£3.43/€4.80/$5.00) | Xbox Live (GB), Xbox Live (US)
Download the GTR Racing Pack to receive the stunning Nissan GT-R

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New Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC uncovered, two new packs incoming?

YouTube investigators stumble upon potential release dates

Internet super sleuths have unearthed what could be the release dates for the next two Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC packs. picked up on a YouTube post (video below) by TWinnSANE, which claims to have found the details lying in the code for Call of Duty: Elite’s website. If true, you can expect the two new expansions on July 2nd and August 27th.

Adding further weight to the find is the fact that both dates fall on a Tuesday when Xbox Live is traditionally updated with new content. The first of Black Ops 2′s four scheduled map packs – Revolution (which 360 users can play for free this weekend) and Uprising – both landed on a Tuesday as well.

It’s only a rumour so far, but we’ve fired off a mail to ask Activision to clarify the situation. We’ll update the story accordingly, if and when we hear back.


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MotoGP 13 pre-order DLC offers selection of bikes and riders – trailer

UK and Europe pre-order content confirmed for upcoming Motorcycle road racer

Details of free DLC for anyone who pre-orders MotoGP 13 on PS3 or Xbox 360 have been revealed by the game’s publisher, PQube. The bonus content features riders from the 2012 season, and will be available to use in MotoGP 13’s Quick Race/Race Weekend, Multiplayer, Split-Screen, and Championship modes.

See the confirmed list of pre-order content after the DLC trailer:

Here are the riders and their respective teams you’ll find in the DLC:

  • V. Rossi (Ducati Team)
  • N. Hayden (Ducati Team)
  • A. Dovizioso (Monster Yamaha Tech 3)
  • C. Crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech 3)
  • J. Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing)
  • B. Spies (Yamaha Factory Racing)
  • C. Stoner (Repsol Honda)
  • D. Pedrosa (Repsol Honda)

This pre-order DLC is currently only confirmed for UK and Europe, where Moto GP 13 will be released sometime in June. You can pre-order Moto GP 13 from here. There’s currently no release date for the game in …

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Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara – Elf trailer is agile

Here’s another Class trailer from Capcom’s Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, which is heading to XBLA, PSN, and Wii U eShop in June. This time we get to see the Elf in action, doing sword and magic and bow and arrow stuff with great agility, and also making her hair woosh vertically into the air, which is very impressive.

Elf is the third Class trailer, with the Cleric and Fighter already showing us what they’ve got.

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is scheduled to arrive in June for PSN and Wii U eShop, priced £11.99/€14.99/ $14.99, and Xbox Live, priced 1200MSP (£10.28/€14.40/$15).…

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Skullgirls gets Eliza as third DLC character as PayPal play the bad guy

Skullgirls developer, Lab Zero Games has announced that Eliza will be the third DLC character to come out of the successful crowd-funded project. This is great news for the indie developer and fans of the 2D beat ‘em-up, but there’s a dark side to this story too – enter the unlikely pantomime villain of PayPal.

Yup, according to VG247 the online payment empire told Lab Zero Games that they weren’t prepared to offer any potential refunds to IndieGoGo backers of extra Skullgirls content. Basically, the majority of folk donating money use PayPal – a whopping $700,000 of $829,000 – and in an unprecedented move told the developers that they were withholding the cash until they could reach an agreement on refund – PayPal arguing they shouldn’t have to pay out.

The ramifications of such a move meant that the developers were unable to be paid for their hard work on Skullgirls, which sucks. But after Lab Zero Games CEO, Peter …

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