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Injustice: Gods Among Us hits April 16, Battle Edition revealed

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Injustice: Gods Among Us thwacks retail shelves in North America on April 16. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment previously announced an April window, but today it confirmed the release date for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U, along with the reveal of the Battle Edition.

The Battle Edition, not to be confused with the already revealed Collector's Edition, costs $149.99, and PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are coming to GameStop and EB Games stores in the US and Canada, although it's also been confirmed for Wii U. [Update: Warner Bros. says the Wii U confirmation in its press release was an error.]. The big inclusion, as you can see above, is the special fight stick controller, along with three DLC skins of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman as they are in DC Comics' The New 52 revamp. Among other features, the fightstick offers "adjustable illumination" for the joystick and buttons, just in case you're picky about how your controllers light up.

Gallery: Injustice: Gods Among Us (Battle Edition and Collector's Edition) | 4 Photos

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition and Release Date Revealed

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today revealed details for the Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition. The package will be available in limited quantities at Gamestop and EB Games stores located in the United States and Canada for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition is also confirmed to be available in North America beginning April 16 for Xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo.

The Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition will retail for $149.99 and includes the game disc, exclusive Injustice: Gods Among Us Fight Stick featuring official artwork from the game and three exclusive skins based on Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman from DC COMICS – THE NEW 52. The Fight Stick is a lightweight controller that boasts a non-skid foam underside, a lockout feature for the Start, Select and Guide buttons, as well as adjustable illumination for the buttons and joystick.

Accompanying the news is an image featuring all the contents of the Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition, as well as a new image showcasing the contents of the Injustice: Gods Among Us Collector's Edition, which will be sold separately for $99.99 at various retailers throughout North America for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

The Injustice: Gods Among Us Collector's Edition available in the United States will include:
· Exclusive DC Collectibles statue featuring iconic characters Batman and Wonder Woman, the Fortress of Solitude, and the Last Son of Krypton's escape ship
· Special Collector's Edition of the Injustice: Gods Among Us comic book
· Digital download of DC Universe animated film Justice League: Doom
· Three exclusive skins based on Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman from DC COMICS – THE NEW 52

Also available today is the new Injustice: Gods Among Us digital comic book from DC Entertainment. The comic is a prequel to the game, and it tells the story of events leading up to a new world order where heroes face each other in an epic fight to determine humanity's future. A new chapter of the weekly comic will be released every Tuesday for $.99, and three digital chapters will then be collected in print and available for sale monthly. Download Injustice Gods Among Us #1 today atReadDCEntertainment.com, through the DC Comics app, or on the iBookstore, Kindle Store or Nook Store.

Injustice: Gods Among Us is an all-new game in development by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, creators of the definitive fighting game franchise Mortal Kombat. The title debuts a bold new fighting game franchise that introduces a deep, original story featuring a large cast of favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, The Joker and many others. Set in a world where the lines between good and evil are blurred, players will experience heroes and villains engaging in epic battles on a massive scale.

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