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Celebrate one year of Injustice iOS with multiplayer combat

Celebrate one year of Injustice iOS with multiplayer combat
Earnest Cavalli
Earnest Cavalli|@joystiq|April 25, 2014 2:30 PM
For a mobile adaptation of a hit fighting game, the iOS version of Injustice: Gods Among Us has always lacked one crucial component: multiplayer combat. Now, one year after the game's debut, that flaw has been amended.

Keep in mind, this multiplayer addition isn't quite what you'd expect from a one-on-one fighter. Instead of real-time combat, Injustice players will send teams of their favorite Heroes and Villains to battle other people in the form of AI-controlled opponents. The winner of the match is awarded Multiplayer Points which are then tallied at the end of each "Weekly Leaderboard Season." The players with the highest point totals will then be awarded "tiered rewards," though neither Warner Bros. nor developer Netherrealm Studios has revealed what those rewards might be.

Alongside the multiplayer mode, this update also adds additional gold characters, new missions, and increases each character's level cap. Those playing Injustice on Android devices won't entirely be left out, but will be waiting until sometime in May to receive this new content.
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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Celebrates One Year Anniversary of
Injustice: Gods Among Us Mobile Game with Brand New Multiplayer Mode for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

In celebration of more than a year of battles and two billion play sessions, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that Injustice: Gods Among Us for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is now offering an all-new multiplayer mode. Developed from the ground up by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, players can now engage in battle with other players' teams to score currency, experience and Gear Cards that can equip characters with new powers. This update also brings in brand new Gold Characters, increased promotion and level caps, a new Challenge Character Booster Pack, and Bonus Missions. The Android update is scheduled to be available in May.

The newly available multiplayer mode allows fans to assemble their own custom team of Heroes and Villains to pit against other players' teams. Battles are waged by engaging other users' online teams, which are represented by an AI driven squad, with every match awarding Multiplayer Points to the victor. At the end of each Weekly Leaderboard Season, tiered rewards will be distributed to players based on their ranking.

Multiplayer battles can be viewed after the fact via Match Replay, letting players identify their strengths and weaknesses, allowing them to strategically customize their team for the next fight. Also new to the game is the ability to upgrade character stats and performance with Gear that is awarded based on one's raking in the leaderboard system.

Originally launched in April 2013, Injustice: Gods Among Us is a free-to-play game that features a collectible card mechanic and engages players in 3-on-3 tag-team combat. Players can build up their roster and pit a huge cast of DC Comics' most popular icons such as Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Aquaman and more against one another. Injustice: Gods Among Us players can take this game to the next level through a connected digital ecosystem linking the mobile and console versions, providing in-game benefits through cross-platform play. Fans who play on the mobile version and also own the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system or Xbox 360® games and entertainment system versions are able to unlock content in the console versions that is available in the mobile game, and vice versa, by registering for a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account and playing the game.

The Injustice: Gods Among Us game is available from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at AppStore.com/Injustice. The Android version is developed by Virtuous and available on Google Play™ and the Amazon Appstore. The console version, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, is available for PS4™ system, PS3™ system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

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Celebrate one year of Injustice iOS with multiplayer combat