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Injustice Battle Arena videos and results: The Flash vs. Shazam - The Joker vs. Lex Luthor

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • February 15, 2013 at 9:55 a.m. PST
The latest Injustice: Gods Among Us battle arena results and videos are up now, featuring The Flash vs. Shazam and The Joker vs. Lex Luthor.

They're still playing out the first round of this fan-voted tournament, with Batman and Wonder Woman advancing into the second round, while Harley Quinn and Bane have been eliminated. Hit the jump to see the other video.

Tip from FatMus2, Hellbly, Spordo, BlackRain92 and Ninjay.

Comments

Scorpion said on February 15, 2013 at 10:03 a.m.

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#1
MALDA_IS_BACK said on February 15, 2013 at 10:04 a.m.

OMG!! this is looking crazy :-D

#2
FatMus2 said on February 15, 2013 at 10:05 a.m.

I love how Captain Marvel does a Psycho Crusher. Also Flash phasing through projectiles is pretty cool.

#3
vivadongodon said on February 15, 2013 at 10:06 a.m.

So maining Joker.

#4
mundaney said on February 15, 2013 at 10:06 a.m.

Thought Shazam would win the votes. Obviously the Joker was going to win. I'ts a popularity contest after all.

#5
MALDA_IS_BACK said on February 15, 2013 at 10:06 a.m.

@1

yeah in real fight Lex will curbstomp the Joker with ease with the battle suite

#6
NyuBomber said on February 15, 2013 at 10:06 a.m.

Really liking how this is shaping up, save for nagging issues like overall animation and the "Get hit for the KOm, get back up momentarily, flop down" thing.

Not gonna bother debating the tourney results since it's just a popularity contest and Batman will win.

#7
Yogimanz said on February 15, 2013 at 10:08 a.m.

MK vs DC was better! ha!

#8
BoscaBat said on February 15, 2013 at 10:09 a.m.

Aww was hoping Shazam got it tbh.

#9
mario3d said on February 15, 2013 at 10:13 a.m.

Oh God, Lex seems so slow..

#10
theshredder39 said on February 15, 2013 at 10:17 a.m.

Joker's victory scene is amazing.

@1 Jesus Christ dude you act like Batman fans killed your father.

#11
ninjay said on February 15, 2013 at 10:19 a.m.

@11 maybe the did...

#12
jtir123 said on February 15, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.

They look fun to play.

#13
KTProsper said on February 15, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.

All I gotta say about Lex Luthor..

Dem hidden Missles

#14
TheTHCGamer said on February 15, 2013 at 10:22 a.m.

this game seems SO mortal kombat which necessarily isnt a bad thing and one more thing i dont see flash's speed. It seems like Shazam is around the same speed as the flash. They didnt translate flash's speed very well to the game very well.

#15
TheSureFireGamer said on February 15, 2013 at 10:23 a.m.

@theshredder39

Count yourself lucky you're not a Comic Book Geek. This tournament's been revealed as a popularity contest, so they might as well just put Batman & Superman in the finals now and dispense with the pageantry.

#16
Aquaman said on February 15, 2013 at 10:23 a.m.

In the end its going to be Batman vs. Superman; with Batman winning of course.

#17
wingzx20 said on February 15, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.

B.S beyone belief, this is why i only trust ScrewAttack's Death Battles, they're legit

#18
Fightingfan69 said on February 15, 2013 at 10:26 a.m.

When I saw Shazam's super it looked to much like Superman's. Yeah the added twirling/Grappling etc is different but still too similar.

I would have loved to see Shazam to win only because we have seen Flash's stuff since the game was announced. Aside from his phasing to evade projectiles, nothing seems new.

Figured Joker would win because of the popularity contest. All in all I'm not impressed by the big burly type characters. They are too similar. All I've seen based on the UI is Bane's poison adrenaline Aspect and I guess Solomon can do certain amount of chain throws/Grabs etc.

#19
Astro_Notch said on February 15, 2013 at 10:34 a.m.

@1 Chill bro, you can get high blood pressure with that much sodium intake.

#20
samuraix025 said on February 15, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.

Lex: "share your energy with me!!"

#21
ninjay said on February 15, 2013 at 10:44 a.m.

Once you start seeing who charges or taunts first, usually loses. I dont really care who wins or loses, it's awesome that we can finally see gameplay!

#22
Garcian_Ulmeyda said on February 15, 2013 at 10:45 a.m.

Man, Lex has a temp Hyper armor state, that could be useful. I think Joker would beat Luthor in a battle of wits but honestly any villain from Gotham would be smashed by any other villain from any other hero in DC, so stop whining. Hell if you wanna go there HULK and Thor should be Above God Tier in UMvC3 but they aren't.

Also thankfully the Flash won, maybe some people out there understand physics.

#23
DJScrubble said on February 15, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.

Lex looks hella broken. I'm calling it now. Lex is going to be top tier. Still going to be maining Green Arrow.

#24
sav said on February 15, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.

lex uses the tanden engine :D

#25
gtfopanda said on February 15, 2013 at 10:50 a.m.

I know it's not supposed to make sense but lol, the skinny Joker just squashed the guy in 5 tons of cripto armor who throws lazer genkidamas!

#26
Frewleftshoe said on February 15, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.

Hell yeah Shazam plays like Raiden!

also that match between flash and shazam was so fast paced, I hope tournament play is like that.

#27
Cinderkin said on February 15, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.

@ 22

Not true Wonder Woman did her Super first and still won the match. Which is why these videos seem so retarded.

Nice to see what the characters can do, but all hype is killed by how they make it all fit together. It's not that hard to stage fights while making it look real in these games. They are the developers playing the game and can't even stage it well.

I also thought it was funny that the Joker threw a pie in Lex's face. Should have protected that body better lol.

I agree that it will be Batman vs Superman in the finals.

#28
Oroku_Saki said on February 15, 2013 at 11:05 a.m.

Of course Joker would win. This isn't the Clown Prince of crime. This is Prime/Emperor Joker.
>_>
Although, I'm so glad that Flash won, just cause I was rooting for him. Flash, the original broken tier.

#29
LeonMarvel said on February 15, 2013 at 11:13 a.m.

Real talk...Wonder Woman is so UGLY in this game, GOD! smh. And what's up with those lazy animations?? Wobbly looking arm on Ultra and snake ass neck on win animation... Harley and Joker are really nicely done though on a brighter note. lol

#30
Eye_of_Orochi said on February 15, 2013 at 11:18 a.m.

I was another guy rooting for Shazam...oh well.

@1

And if Lex won? Would those bat fans be in the right to slam the fans that voted for him to win? You're lashing out over NOTHING dude, it's not like we are voting who gets in the game or something.

#31
theWARUNIT said on February 15, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

Game looks good. I wish environmental cut scenes were class based. Honestly Joker has no business super punching someone through a series of buildings. There should be a different cut scene for guys with average strength. He will be my main though.

#32
mundaney said on February 15, 2013 at 11:34 a.m.

@1 Hold up dude. I think what you mean to say is that "Batman from the movies" fans are scum.

#33
BestAlgorithm said on February 15, 2013 at 11:40 a.m.

For everyone that thinks Joker wouldn't win because of Lex's power armor... remember, they have something that allows them to be thrown into space and slammed back into Earth.

These are super powered versions of the character. That's why Catwoman can fight Superman in this game

#34
Jookey said on February 15, 2013 at 11:48 a.m.

SHAZAMforInjustice is not gonna be happy when he finds out about this.

#35
mundaney said on February 15, 2013 at 11:52 a.m.

@34 Even so, Luthor has genius-level intellect. Even with all his unpredictability and insanity, the Joker would be outsmarted any day.

#36
dvazriel said on February 15, 2013 at 11:52 a.m.

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#37
DangerousBacon said on February 15, 2013 at 11:55 a.m.

Garbage comment ^

#38
HooliganComboFTW said on February 15, 2013 at 11:56 a.m.

The Joker got the last laugh, Lex had little to no chance to 1 up joker. Lex is a genius, but he is a different kind of genius compared to Batman for example. Lex would not be able to comprehend whatever Joker pulls out of his sleeve and once Lex has his PowerSuit disabled he is just a normal human to Jokers mercy

lol people getting mad since this is a "popularity" vote meant to be for fun and using this as an opportunity to show GAMEPLAY of characters (People were complaining about this for who knows how long)

#39
BestAlgorithm said on February 15, 2013 at 11:57 a.m.

@mundaney

I think Joker is pretty damn smart himself. He takes Batman to the limit on a constant basis.

#40
MALDA_IS_BACK said on February 15, 2013 at 11:58 a.m.

@37

Garbage troll nice try thou lol

#41
Snake_Eyes said on February 15, 2013 at noon

in my opinion Captain Marvel would have no problem taking out the Flash, but hes not as popular as Flash, thus the results

#42
MALDA_IS_BACK said on February 15, 2013 at 12:01 p.m.

@40

But Lex is beyond Joker in prep and plus with Armored he will kill Joker like nothing the same way Superman did to Joker in Injustice God Among Us comic.

#43
A1Spinn said on February 15, 2013 at 12:05 p.m.

this game looks very interesting...i support all fighters so ill be getting this for sure:)

#44
MALDA_IS_BACK said on February 15, 2013 at 12:05 p.m.

I hate repeating myself but people really need to read comics in this community room to understand this characters.

#45
SHAZAMforInjustice said on February 15, 2013 at 12:14 p.m.

@35 It seems my reputation precedes me lol.

Well I'm ok with this since the winners were obvious more popular.Shazam looks sick as all hell and I'm maining him day one!

#46
Cinderkin said on February 15, 2013 at 12:22 p.m.

@46

Shazam looks really fun to play in this game. Hopefully the combos are more lenient this time around as I found MK9 combos to be really strict in timing.

@ MALDA

Chill out dude. I have never read a single DC comic and I can understand the differences between these characters. Also this is a popularity contest. No one honestly thinks that these characters are fighting in what would be a real life situation. You should pull yourself out of the comics for one minute and realize that.

#47
MALDA_IS_BACK said on February 15, 2013 at 12:29 p.m.

@47

I know this was a popularity vote my comment was for the people who actually think that Joker would beat Lex.

#48
MALDA_IS_BACK said on February 15, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.

@47

so you missed understood what I was trying to say lol

#49
2Dcool said on February 15, 2013 at 12:33 p.m.

Lex Luther has the spirit bomb. Lol.

#50
BUYACUSHUN said on February 15, 2013 at 12:36 p.m.

can stop freaking arguing and realize the movesets that are shown. Damn i thought that was the point of these videos. Not to appease some hidden geek fantasy of superheroes battling. Thats what the actual game is for.

ANYWAYS. . . Lex got that PIPE. . er . . STREET SIGN. and that projectile shield. I think joker will probably a reset/mixup heavy character. and i cant wait for the lex trap combos. COME ON PEOPLE.

#51
TheGameShark99 said on February 15, 2013 at 12:37 p.m.

The only main issue I have with this game is that I love the lore and the characters, and sadly these characters do not translate well to a fighting game. You can't really let flash be as fast as he really is or superman be as strong as he is. You have to limit the characters to fit in the game.

#52
BUYACUSHUN said on February 15, 2013 at 12:38 p.m.

@52 you can never translate anything with powers into a video game well unless its one of those super powered being versus the world type things like [PROTOTYPE] or inFAMOUS.

#53
badjab326 said on February 15, 2013 at 12:43 p.m.

@47 If you play SF4 and you think MK9 combos have strict timing idk what you're smoking. I can't do combos at all in SFIV because the timing is so strict, but I can do combos with every character in MK9.

Also, I'm disappointed Shazam lost.

#54
Evil_Gotenks said on February 15, 2013 at 12:56 p.m.

So Lex Luthor just caused an expolsion that was visibile from space and the building survived? Not sure if that is worse than the space punch...

#55
Damonta said on February 15, 2013 at 1:05 p.m.

Shzam's lightning effect looks terrible. There's no oomph to it and it sounds like sparks rather than crashing lightning.

#56
badjab326 said on February 15, 2013 at 1:10 p.m.

@56, I kinda agree. He was much more epic in MK vs DC.

#57
Joseph said on February 15, 2013 at 1:11 p.m.

So is there some kind of finishing move in this game? Look like Flash and Joker did finishers at the end of the matches. Didn't see that with Batman and Wonderwoman...

#58
Silverfan said on February 15, 2013 at 1:26 p.m.

@55, Fighting game logic, got to love it.

@58, just their win poses. Joker's seems more in-character though.

#59
CMass said on February 15, 2013 at 1:31 p.m.

i cant wait to get my hands on this game.

#60
ScrubStep said on February 15, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.

Lex 100% has Doom's dash. Also, "Bring the pain!"

#61
Fightingfan69 said on February 15, 2013 at 1:48 p.m.

So does each character have different supers now? I noticed the super for batman in last weeks battle arena is different than when Injustice was first announced. back in July there i footage of batman and solomon fighting. At 4:34 Batman's super starts http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...

Any how I know things change. It would be interesting if each characters has 2 supers.

#62
Alkipot said on February 15, 2013 at 1:49 p.m.

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#63
danny2times said on February 15, 2013 at 1:54 p.m.

@20 you're comment made me chuckle hardily. *golf clap*

#64
theshredder39 said on February 15, 2013 at 1:59 p.m.

@16 Oh I'm most certainly a comic book geek I'm just of the more sane variety.

#65
CheeseCakez said on February 15, 2013 at 2:07 p.m.

@1 You mad bro?

#66
Fightingfan69 said on February 15, 2013 at 2:15 p.m.

I think I might enjoy this. Love super hero fighters but didn't like MK vs DC mostly because of the block button well I never cared for MK.

It's going to be tough to find a character I truly will like. Looking forward to Green Lantern gameplay. Like Green Arrow Flash, Shazam, batman. Harley looks fun.

Would be interesting if they had a battle of the green's next week. Green Lantern vs Green Arrow. I don't care who wins My favorite color is green (scratch Green Hornet though) as long as there is gameplay for Green Lantern.

#67
grabityfree said on February 15, 2013 at 2:32 p.m.

This games look so sick.Best cast ever.

#68
Scorpion said on February 15, 2013 at 2:50 p.m.

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#69
shinwar said on February 15, 2013 at 2:56 p.m.

Lex stay looking like Bruce Willis lol

#70
AugustAPC said on February 15, 2013 at 2:59 p.m.

Shazam looks pretty awesome. I'm interested in seeing what those charged fists do.

#71
Zombie4u said on February 15, 2013 at 3:07 p.m.

I like that all of the "specials" animation sequences are well timed so as to still look awesome but not go on forever. Can't wait!!

#72
Razberryclownsac said on February 15, 2013 at 3:36 p.m.

Joker's win celebration=f***ing epic
And people need to get over the whole, "There's no way (blank) could beat (blank)." It's a popularity contest. We all knew that from the start.

#73
soggytoast said on February 15, 2013 at 3:37 p.m.

The cinematics and animations all look awesome!

But as a fighting game........ not impressed.

I hope all those camera angle changes aren't in the final game. It would be ridiculous to try to play like that.

#74
paulow3b said on February 15, 2013 at 3:44 p.m.

I think Lex will be top tier.

#75
Spordo said on February 15, 2013 at 3:49 p.m.

i was hoping for more creativity on mr J super!

#76
slayereyez said on February 15, 2013 at 3:55 p.m.

@74 agree with the camera angles changing and pretty much stopping the action dead in it's tracks I hope if the angle changes(aside from stage transitions) make it into the final game there is a option to shut them off.

#77
compbros said on February 15, 2013 at 4:11 p.m.

The cameras are just for the battle arena, they aren't in the game at all.

#78
Cinderkin said on February 15, 2013 at 4:41 p.m.

The camera angles could be in the game if there is a replay function which MK9 didn't have. I think it would be pretty cool to watch replays of matches and the camera shift like that. In game obviously would be horrendous.

@54

I find all the combos in SF4 easier than any game out there. MK combos are Dial a Combo meaning that Combo ABC plus a dash with Combo XYZ is a characters bread and butter.

Moves in MK don't combo into each other as simply as SF4. Usually there is a list of what moves combo and that's it. So to do the combos that take a lot of damage you have to know which ABC combo works with XYZ combo. which is why I find them so strict.

#79
Galaxy said on February 15, 2013 at 4:45 p.m.

I wasn't really feeling this too much, I mean I wanted to, but for some reason couldn't really. After seeing this though, I can't even front this sh*t is looking hella hype. If it plays, or is capable of playing anything like this April can't come fast enough.

#80
DangerousBacon said on February 15, 2013 at 4:52 p.m.

Are some of you really this dense? Of course the camera won't change angles during actual fights. That's just done for artistic effect. You'd have to be stupid to actually think that would happen during matches. We've seen full matches at cons and stuff and the camera didn't change angles in those either. My gawd people.... my gawd.

#81
ahzman350 said on February 15, 2013 at 5:10 p.m.

I love how people constantly complain about OMG THIS GUY COULD NEVER BEAT SO & SO! Seriously people ITS A GAME! Marvel vs Capcom gets away with it but when Harley Quinn beats Superman its a crime against nature! No one wants a game where Batman dies in won hit and Superman is practically invinsible..that would be Stupid. Leave the comic book ranting out of this and appreciate the gameplay, because in fighting games anything Goes!

#82
VegaBisonAbel said on February 15, 2013 at 6:27 p.m.

I think the one thing I don't like about netherrealm games is the fighting game engine has no WOW or HYPE moments. No variations in hit effects or block effects, the characters have no personality while fighting, they barely speak, all they do is grunt and scream.
Compare this with Marvel or street fighter where they have more dialogue while fighting. Wolverine looks and sounds like he's going berserk out there. Fuerte going HAM with his luchador style. Law in sfxt has that bruce lee personality that shines even more than his tekken iteration.

#83
ZenRazor said on February 15, 2013 at 6:38 p.m.

Lol honestly if you though Lex was going to win your insane.Lex can't ever win Joker in popularity or in a real match.Joker is way smarter than Lex and he could careless about killing himself.

#84
SilentBob said on February 15, 2013 at 6:41 p.m.

Is it just me or Lex looks a lot like Bruce Willis?

#85
Nukka said on February 15, 2013 at 6:42 p.m.

Is it me or does Lex have some pretty similar moves to Cyborg?

Or... Has Cyborg been forgotten..

#86
Beanybomber said on February 15, 2013 at 6:52 p.m.

I like that they have the Joker pulling out different weapons like he always does, though I say I'm sad his boxing glove trick in mk vs dc isn't in, but I like his ultra, grab, and win end. that thing Joker did with his crowbar while lex was down is such a homage to what he did to the red hood. lex is okay, I like his dbz budikai ultra. flash is flash and shazam is raiden bison. AND that dragon throw Shazam did is what he always did when he fought superman, And I love it. I wonder what Joker's alt will look like... let it be HIS red hood look.

#87
Cinderkin said on February 15, 2013 at 7:04 p.m.

@ 87

I'm sure they is more to each character then what is shown here. So maybe the Boxing Glove is still in.

#88
DangerousBacon said on February 15, 2013 at 7:04 p.m.

@ 83

No variation in hit effects? The fuk are you smoking? NRS has plenty of hit effects. It's just not that many were shown in these videos. Quit talking out of your bum.

#89
Dravidian said on February 15, 2013 at 9:38 p.m.

0_0
This game officially has my attention.
I love shazam's moveset

#90
jelaninoel said on February 15, 2013 at 11:17 p.m.

Why does this game look so bad

#91
Sethtic said on February 16, 2013 at 12:25 a.m.

^ Well at least the animations are hilarious! Far from smooth and mostly so awkward that you can't stop laughing. For example why would you run around the world and do weak looking uppercut, why not just straight? :)

#92
Demonchild said on February 16, 2013 at 4:59 a.m.

This ia lookin awesome

#93
VegaBisonAbel said on February 16, 2013 at 8:28 a.m.

Also you guys notice how at the last second the losing character stands up before just kneeling down? what's up with that? NO HYPE.

#94
KCJ506 said on February 16, 2013 at 10:04 a.m.

It's astounding how seriously some people seem to be taking this game. "Joker shouldn't have beat Lex!" Yes logically that would have happened, but that's not the case here. Have these people played fighting games before? The purpose is to create matchups of whoever you want and have fun kicking ass. Not to restrict two characters from going head to head or having certain characters always winning because of logistics.

This is how fighting games are. In Street Fighter, you got joke characters like Dan that can beat someone like Akuma, who's name literally means the devil, because gameplay is different from story. It's like getting mad because Cloud didn't use a Phoenix Down to revive Aerith in FF7. Gameplay =/= story.

I don't remember these kinds of complaints about the Marvel vs Capcom games. And those had even more over the top stuff. Joker being able to beat Lex is no less ridiculous than Hawkeye being able to beat Thor or Dormammu.

#95
chipndip said on February 16, 2013 at 2:13 p.m.

Actually...I know I kind of rail on NRS sometimes...but this game's looking kind of hype. Primarily from the stage interaction. Now THAT'S a cool mechanic.

#96


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