Injustice: Gods Among Us “Red Son” Special Edition Coming To UK
NetherRealm Studios’ new DC-based brawler Injustice: Gods Among Us will be available on April 19th no matter where in the world you live. But fans living “across the pond” as it were will be able to get their hands on an exclusive ‘Red Son Special Edition’ of the game that includes a few extra goodies.
Along with a copy of the game, the ‘Red Son’ Special Edition also comes with an exclusive “Steelbook” (which I assume contains concept art and other renderings from the game) as well as the ‘Red Son’ DLC pack. The DLC contains an extra 20 missions which are set in the Red Son DC timeline as well as special Red Son-themed costumes for Superman, Wonder Woman, and Solomon Grundy.
For those who may not be totally caught up on their DC lore, the ‘Red Son’ arc referrers to a small (three issues total) comic-series in which the idea of what would have happened if Superman had crash-landed in the Soviet Union instead of Kansas is posed and explored in an alternate reality. Familiar DC faces such as Batman, Lex Luthor, and Wonder Woman make appearances in the Red Son continuity, albeit in vastly different roles than their regular DC counterparts.
It will be interesting to see how the ‘Red Son’ missions fit into the base game’s story (although I have a strong suspicion they’ll just ignore the base story entirely), and hopefully North American players will be able to find out for themselves at some point after the game’s initial release. Stateside players aren’t at a total loss however as two other exclusive versions of Injustice, the ‘Battle Edition’ and the ‘Collector’s Edition’, are available in the U.S. and contain their own exclusive extras.