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Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition Isn't Coming To Wii U

Posted by Damien McFerran

Creator Ed Boon confirms the absense of a Nintendo version

Injustice: Gods Among Us was one of the Wii U's big third party offerings this year, but it was treated by publisher Warner Bros. as the black sheep of the family. DLC which arrived in a timely fashion on other formats was held back for the Nintendo version, suggesting that it was more of an afterthought than anything else.

We're sorry to report that Wii U owners are missing out again — Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition has just been revealed by Warner Bros. and Nintendo's console isn't mentioned in the press release:

Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition will include all original game content as well as all downloadable content (DLC). Valued at more than $120, the game will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99 for PS4™ system, PS3™ system and Xbox 360, $49.99 for Windows PC and $39.99 for PS®Vita.

This repackaged edition would have been the ideal way for Warner Bros. to make it up to Wii U owners — but it's sadly not to be.

Creator Ed Boon has confirmed the lack of a Wii U edition via his Twitter account:

What are your thoughts on this news? Tell us by leaving a comment below.


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johndevine said:

I think I can get over this, We have one of the best Beat em ups available in our version of Tekken Tag.

Injustice is a poor beat em up in my opinion, very poor, (as is Mortal Kombat.)

The Wii U does not need games like this. This sort of crap doesn't shift consoles. No major loss.



MAB said:

I figured it wouldn't because the last one had terrible sales... Not the best brawler I've played

I grew out of comic book superheroes a long time ago so this game is aimed more at people like ↓



MrGawain said:

It was fun for a while, but once I'd finished the storyline and played a few characters through I quickly moved on to other games. Didn't really see the point of the DLC because it didn't make it any more playable.



wasf said:

hope we'll have at least a permanent discount on eshop with this title!
now is at full price! (59.99 euros) O_O



5ony said:

"We have strong relationships with third parties and have a strong lineup of upcoming games from key partners such as Ubisoft, Disney, SEGA and Warner Bros., among others."
Reading that from the previous article and then immediately seeing this article made me a bit upset. Never played nor had any interest in Injustice, but third parties avoiding the Wii U isn't really a good thing.
Whatever! Optimism for the holiday season, ahoy!



Emblem said:

They sabotaged the first release so this isn't a suprise. I ended up trading it in after I completed the excellent story as the mechanics were not as good as MK imo.



Samurai_Goroh said:

In the words of Peter Griffin: OMG, who the hell cares?
Seriously, I might pick up the regular version if I find it at a good price. Looks fun enough to play casually with some friends and I like DC Comics. Don't think I'll really miss the DLC, though nor would I bother with it at full price.



Peach64 said:

You can sort of see why. The other consoles have such huge userbases they can release these GOTY/Ultimate editions for a whole new audience, like the people that wait a year for cheaper games. The Wii U audience isn't really big enough for releasing the same game twice, and the sort of people the wait a year to pick up £20 games probably won't have bought a new console like the Wii U.



johndevine said:

@SetupDisk you must either be a fan of this comic book character lark, or have played very few beat em ups.

It may be "okay". It certainly is nothing more. It is not a distinguished beat em up and nowhere near the standard of Street Fighter, Tekken, Soul series, etc...

Tat vs Capcom on Wii is a better beat em up.



Shiryu said:

I was quite annoyed by this news because I am quite fond of the game on Wii U and don't really want any other home console for the foreseeable future. So apart from Ed Boon's "it's complicated" explanation, were not getting this one, not getting "Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition" and Capcom isn't keen into putting "Ultra SF IV" on the Wii U either. Namco did offer us the best version of Tekken yet but doesn't seem that intereted in putting "Soulcalibur" on Nintendo's box of wonder... yeah, it's THIS hard to be a fighting game during these times of hunger.



DiSTANToblivion said:

Still waiting for DLC in Australia too... can't believe I even supported this release on Wii U. No effort at all on the developers part makes gamers disinterested in buying your product. Screw them.



Samurai_Goroh said:

@Peach64 I see. I'm also not very keen on the whole mentality of selling the "NEW game : Incomplete edition" at full price, and a year later releasing GOTY/Deluxe Complete edition" for a lower price. It just detracts from people buying games on launch. That's why I don't usually buy 3rd party games at full price. I also very seldom buy DLC, unless it's really worth it. And don't get me started on season passes...



Sentinator said:

They just don't see it worth it with how the original sold. If you guys want third party support tell people to buy their multiplats on Wii U instead of the others.



MAB said:

Why? the comic book guy is up there with some of the funniest characters on Simpsons...

I don't like how fighters these days rely more on button mashing over skill... Back in the day I could school a bunch of arcade punks on Virtua Fighter any time of the week



Araknie said:

Not coming also on Xbox maybe Sony paid the thing on PS4, i bet it costs to adapt it to NG consoles.

So what?

It's like being upset because you don't get the annual version of Street Fighter IV, it's the same game over and over with all DLCs and stop.



SkywardLink98 said:

@johndevine 750,000 sales on the Xbox 360 alone would like to say otherwise

(back on topic) I can see why they won't put it on the Wii U. It only sold 60k copies whereas the PS3 version sold 580k and the Xbox 360 version sold 750k. (VGChartz as my source). Nice to see 'em release it on the PC though, maybe I'll pick a copy up



manpretty said:

It was a pretty average fighting game after the novelty of it wore off. If anyone really wants to play it they can probably find the game used for around $20 and then you can pay for all the DLC and still have it cheaper than the Ultimate edition.



Reverandjames said:

The 'ultimate edition' being the version that should have been released when it first came out then.

If they had released DLC that altered the game dramatically, then I may have picked it up, but I'm not paying again for a game that has added a couple of characters and costumes.



johndevine said:

@SkywardLink98 comic book fans think those Batman films with Christian Bale are the greatest films ever made

So save your sales nonsense for someone who cares.

There are a lot of beat em ups and good third party content that the wii u is missing out on which would deserve more of your sales statistics.

Apologies if they don't feature your favorite comic book characters.



Bessestad said:

Great game.. but yeah.. The Wii U is that it is and luckily they at least did the original version of it to the console.



MF_MaxiMillion said:

@Jimtendo - Exactly, dood. People complain about Capcom being money whores, but WB Games have obviously submitted themselves to doing the same thing.



Reverandjames said:

@MF_MaxiMillion Thought it was funny when Xbox and Playstation Fanboys were making fun of Wii U users who will 'miss out' on an 'ultimate edition' of a mediocre at best game.



CaPPa said:

The Wii U version still hasn't gotten all of the DLC (and probably won't either), so this is no surprise.

What it has taught me though is to never buy a beat em up at launch again, as within a year it'll be cheaper with all the expensive DLC included.



suburban_sensei said:

I was going to wait for this Ultimate Edition, seeing as how much DLC there was in the game, but now it's kind of nice I don't have to. In fact, I may just skip the original release as well, since I don't hear the best things about it anyways, except from DC fanboys. After reading what CaPPa said about the Wii U version not getting all the DLC, I think it shows the Nintendo release was kind of just thrown together, so no big loss if I don't pick it up.



ueI said:

The PS4 is getting a port of a year old game? Who would ever buy something like that!



LeVideoGamer said:

Who's surprised? I'm not!

Still, I'm not a big fan of DC, and I'm even less of a fan of NetherRealm, so I don't care. The two hours I spent with the game fixed its position as one of the most dull fighting games I've ever played.



Exile20 said:

Surprised that it isn't coming out for the XBONE and coming out for the VITA. Sony throwing money around?



Platinumhobo said:

Well this is pretty disappointing. That's just one more reason for me to get a Vita to start playing fighters again. I'm a big fighting game fan and I love the Wii U so stuff like this is a big issue for me.



sinalefa said:

Oh, what an Injustice you are doing, WB!

But anyway, just who charges $60 for a game of the year edition for a fighting game? Not even Capcom. I can get Ultra SFIV and DOA Ultimate for $20 less.




well I already have this, because I have it on the Wii U with most of the dlc (the rest I don't care for)

So no harm done



JuanitoShet said:

@johndevine That's 'cause Mortal Kombat & Injustice aren't beat-em-ups. They're fighting games. Big difference. And if I know anything about Netherrealm Studio's latest games, it's that they're pretty damn good. I own Mortal Kombat and can more than attest to the fact that it's a damn fine fighting title.

Now, Injustice, on the other hand, I've never played. But it looks high in quality, just like Mortal Kombat. I'm pretty sure Mortal Kombat is more popular than Tekken.



SkywardLink98 said:

@johndevine Sure you're replying to the right person? I never brought up my favorite superhero. I brought up the fact that if a game doesn't sell on the Wii U, it's probably not a good idea to re-release it. And sales are not "nonsense" FYI. WB and NetherRealm are businesses, so profitability comes before a few people who want this.



Banker-Style said:

There just isn't any Justice for Nintendo gamer's these days.

Anyho twas a great fighter,even if playing the game on Wii U felt like you're missing out on loads of costumes



SetupDisk said:

Well I am a fan of the Batman comics but I have also played almost every fighting game series. More so in the arcades when they still existed locally.
I play(own) street fighter, soul caliber, tekken, Doa, Mk, Guilty Gear and I own Tat vs Capcom as well. Hundreds of hours just in the Street fighter series alone.

Variety in genres is a good thing, while you might think it doesn't match up to those series I do.

Crazy thing about opinions. Why are you calling them beat em ups anyway? These are fighting games.



Captain_Balko said:

I'm actually pretty upset about this. Would've been a day one buy for me, worth the extra money for all of the DLC. I hope that they give us a fair price on getting all of the DLC at once on the shop, if they won't sell us the Ultimate Edition. You know, and "Ultimate Edition Package", where if we buy all of the DLC at once it'll only cost us 30$ at most... But this is just wishful thinking on my part.



johndevine said:

@SetupDisk I also own all of the above.

I am a fighting fan. Apologies for offending you by calling them Beat em ups

I am also a Wii U fan. I find Injustice and MK to be pretty much the worst beat em up series at the moment.

The lack of a new Injustice is a storm in a teacup. The Teacup being this webpage.

Injustice is not as good as any of the beat em ups you mentioned in your comment.



ACK said:

I love super heroes. I have a massive collection of DC TPB, Omnibuses, etc... I'm also a big fighting game fan. But Injustice is just mediocre. Probably the only Wii U purchase I compleley regret. It's devoid of fun . The story mode is embarrassing. The balancing is pathetic. The movesets are slim. The lack of unlockable characters (with DLC instead) is embarrassing.

Finally, the audacity to release a game lacking in content and ask people to pay a grip for that content only to release an ultimate edition not but a few months later. Sorry Ed Boon, you totally botched this one... Too bad because Injustice should be great, but who designed this mess?



SetupDisk said:

Sorry I didn't mean to sound rude about the Beat em ups thing, I was just wondering if it was a UK thing or not.

But anyway a lack of any multplatform game on Wii U is not a good thing. Even if you don't like it. I don't like GTA but I know it not being on Wii U is not a good thing,

Even if I didn't like Injustice or find it up to the level of those other series, something else is always a welcome edition. Plus despite your personal opinion on Injustice or MK according to reviews and many other gamers they are well liked (like GTA which I dislike).

I love Tekken Tag and have my VC versions of Street Fighter plus DOA and SF4 on 3DS but I would love to have Street fighter 4 and DOA on my Wii U. The best selling version of SC 2 was on the gamecube because of link even with the small install base but Wii U is not getting that either.
Tekken has a horrible lobby system on Wii U which could have been easily corrected by Namco with a patch but no effort there either.

The fighting game genre on Wii U is very barren to say the least.



johndevine said:

@SetupDisk I'd also like (most of) the above beat em ups on Wii U.

I am aware of the Gamecube SC doing well in comparison to other formats.

I also really, really would like to see that series on Wii U. It is also a shame about Ultra SFIV not coming to Wii U.



TromboneGamer said:

@johndevine BTW this is not a beat 'em up. Games like tekken tag, injustice, tatsunoko vs. capcom, and the like are technical fighters. The only thing injustice lacks as a fighting game from what I hear is depth in it's mechanics. I've played it and it feels great to me. Heck I'm not even familiar with half the characters in the game. It may not be a system seller, but it's not a slouch of a game either.



SkywardLink98 said:

@johndevine "It is also a shame about Ultra SFIV not coming to Wii U." "The Wii U does not need games like this. [Injustice]" So games you define as good should be on the system while games you don't, shouldn't? A game being good or bad is a matter of opinion, and based of of the reviews I've read would imply a good amount of people like the game. Why do your opinions effect what games a console needs?



Sentinator said:

@Caryslan PS4 hardware is expected to sell out for a few shipments. The software pre-orders are easier to see. Multiplats are getting more interest on PS4. Its the exclusives that are intriguing the most. Killzone is seeing higher pre-orders then multiple XBO exclusives combined. Check google if you don't believe me.

I think its mainly because WB are seeing PS4 hardware going places fast. I seriously believe the stunt Microsoft pulled originally isn't being fixed by an overnight patch. Going off the evidence currently on the table anyway. Warner Bros did say they were wary of XBO because of MS' original vision for it (I.E used game fees). This skipping XBO just proves they aren't sure of it.



Blue_Yoshi said:

Just another stake in the heart of Nintendo. It's kind of like how Batman had its multiplayer scrapped, or how Rayman Legends has the best Wii U version but no 3DS version. I personally think if they made an Ultimate Edition download at a very low price they might be able to make the money back. But of course that'd never happen.



P-Gamer-C said:

lol have that seat lollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll



Marshi said:

Well you win third parties! Im just guna trade in my wiiu next year i think,i cant be doing with the poor service wiiu owners recieve. I know its not nintendo's fault,but that dosnt mean its not a crappy way to treat wiiu owners. ive had enough



boynerdrambling said:

How to gimp a game for Wii U
1. Remove online modes during devlopmet
2. Don't make the season pass available
3. Releases 1/3 of the DLC in selected terretories and zero in other
4. Complain wheb no one buys you half donkeyed game
Watch the profanity — TBD



DualWielding said:


I'm all for the PS4, but I think in this case Sony make a deal with WB for them to bring the game to the Vita and get next gen exclusivity for the PS4, I suspect the deal may also involve the game eventually coming for free to PS Plus



SneakyStyle said:

Sadly I didn't even bother playing this poopsydoodlecacadoggiepoop game anyways since the creators gave WiiU a dodgey version, they'll never see a cent from me.
Watch the profanity please — TBD



Raptor78 said:

I thought they would have had second thoughts about releasing it on the 360 after Microsoft messed up with the digital download which resulted in everyman and their dog downloading the full game for free. I never bothered with it but I imagine the number of sales they would have lost from the people that did may have put them off using Microsoft ever again.



Sinister said:

The only 3rd Party Publishers worth supporting right now seem to be Ubisoft, Activision and Sega.

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