Injustice on the iOS
With Injustice: Gods Among Us just weeks away, the excitement and anticipation of many fans are at its peak. Just a few days ago the demo was released, giving us the opportunity to play as Batman, Wonderwoman or Lex Luthor. After completing the first “Battle Mode” we were given an extended sneak preview of the game, revealing some unseen footage and an exclusive look at S.T.A.R Labs min-games.
If that wasn’t enough to spike your anticipation, an iOS game for your iPhone and iPad was just released yesterday. The graphics look good, the gaming controls are simple, but fun nonetheless, and there is an overabundance of extras and collectables. The biggest surprise came when we realized that by completing certain tasks or challenges in the iOS version, you’ll be unlocking backgrounds, icons, portraits and new costumes for your console version. And since this game is free in the Apple App Store, you almost have no reason to get it. For more details and hints on this new mobile game, check out IGN’s video analysis.
The First Female Robin Returns… Kind of
Batman and Robin #19 is slated for release next week and the aftermath of Damian Wayne’s death isn’t the only thing causing up a stir in this issue. The Dark Knight Returns’ Carrie Kelley will make her debut in the New 52, as teased on the back cover of #19. Writer Peter Tomasi says in a recent interview with the New York Post: “She’s a college kid who’s got spunk and speaks her mind. This is not an alternate-earth Robin, this is simply a girl named Carrie Kelley, who we learn knew Damian, which in turn weaves her into the fabric of the DC Universe for the first time in 25 years.” At least this news can put an end to all those rumors about either Tim Drake taking over the position permanently. While Drake is filling in temporarily in the Batman and Robin series, and while Damian’s possible resurrection should not be rued out, it appears that Kelley may in fact be the Robin of the future.
Justice League Movie - Nolan and Bale = Uncertainty
Despite previous rumors, Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan’s involvement in the planned Justice League movie is questionable. Their involvement, as well as the actual production of the JL film itself, lies on the success of this year’s Man of Steel, and the look of the JL script. Nolan reported that he is hesitant to get on board with JL if it looks to jeopardize the continuity of his Batman trilogy. And to that I say: there are ways to have your Batman in the Justice League and still have it exist in the same universe, just take the time to figure out how. Besides, these films are for the fans, and getting Bale back in the cape is what every Bat-fan wants, even if it means tiptoeing around minor continuity details. Whatever the case may be, only after Man of Steel’s release will we be given ant actual facts concerning the Justice League.