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Combo Con Features NetherRealm’s Latest Title

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With Combo Con quickly approaching, the time has come to show the fighting title that will be played in the tournament. Registered students will compete with NetherRealm’s Injustice: Gods Among Us for a chance for amazing prizes! The event will be hosted by the Web, Arts, and Visual Entertainment Club (WAVE) and the SPC Seminole Gamers Club and sponsored by GameStop. The event will be on Friday, June 21, at Room 303 in the University Partnership Building, and open to the public. Students, there is still time to add your name to the list!

Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U) is a fighting game featuring characters from DC comics that is developed by NetherRealm, the company known for the Mortal Kombat series and the crossover spin-off title, Mortal Kombat vs. DC. Like the former crossed fighting title, DC required a teen rating, but allowed NetherRealm freedom with letting them give their own spin to the characters’ design and moveset. To put their fans at ease, the company replaced the aspect of violence with-over the-top action such as interactive objects on the stages and devastating Super Moves.

Instead of having one match consisting of two rounds, Injustice is made up of one round with each fighter having two bars of health. During the fights, the stages will become damaged from the power of the characters’ attacks, causing buildings to collapse, streets and floors to crack, and statues, or Aquaman’s throne in Atlantis, to crumble to bits. Also, the fighters can show their extensive damage taken in battle; their outfits and armor are dinged and faded, skin is scraped, and some blood is seen in or around wounds. Following the rating requirement, little muscle is exposed and bones are not seen at all. On certain parts of the level, a fighter can send their opponent flying through a stage transition by a heavy attack. In Gotham City, a fighter can be knocked off of a rooftop, going into a cinematic that shows the character being crushed into a nearby building via a wrecking ball, falling onto the subway tracks before getting hit by a subway car that was forced off its ruined tracks because of the wrecking ball, and crashes through a neon sign that says “Welcome to Gotham City.”

Currently, there are 25 playable characters on the roster, including famous heroes and villains such as Batman, Green Lantern, and Doomsday. Other unexpected, but welcomed, characters are Killer Frost and Ares, the God of War from the Wonder Woman comic series. NetherRealm plans to release at least four characters through downloadable content, and the first one released was the bounty hunter Lobo. Batgirl was announced via the game’s Facebook page, and was seen in a gameplay trailer about two weeks ago. Along with characters, alternate costumes will be released in packs of three; a theme with three costumes for three characters. One such pack was called the “Teen Titans” Pack which included costumes for Deathstroke, Raven, and Cyborg from the animated Cartoon Network hit of the same name.

Come to the Seminole Campus for Combo Con! It will be a great day to relax, socialize, and best of all, play some video games!

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