[Updated with trailer] Mortal Kombat developer announces new superhero fighting game

Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm has announced a brand new brawler just now, called Injustice: Gods Among Us. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U will be getting it next year.

Promised are “a deep, original story” with characters such as Batman, Harley Quinn, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman “and many others” making appearances.

That’s the extent of the information divulged for now, so these quotes will have to hold us over until the trailer arrives “soon.”

“With Injustice: Gods Among Us, we are creating an all-new franchise with incredible battles set in the DC Comics Universe,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  “NetherRealm Studios is the extremely talented team behind the latest Mortal Kombat hit and it is developing a game unlike any other in the fighting genre.”

“We can’t wait to reveal Injustice: Gods Among Us because it will give our fans and gamers an epic experience as they battle like gods as their favourite DC Comics villains and heroes,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios.  “Our team is excited to make a fighting game that is filled with fast-paced action, incredible story-telling and iconic DC Comics characters.”