Injustice: Gods Among Us is the new fighting game from NetherRealm Studios -- the title that brings the developer back to the comic book superheroes of the DC Universe!

The Injustice launch trailer posed the likelihood of heroes-turned-villain with a simple question, "What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat?"

Clues to the nature of this unjust "New Regime" have trickled out since, but thanks to a tip from MKOmmunity member, , we have a descisive line in the sand courtesy of trailer animators, Blur Studio!

An all-out battle rages between the forces of Superman and those allied with Batman’s rebellion. Time has stopped—the world completely frozen in a instant of time—a moment where violence has boiled over and could consume the meta-human community.

The brief synopsis doesn't explain the nature of the plot, but it ends speculation about where the lines will be drawn during the battle of Gods Among Us. Superman and Batman look set to carry their infamous rivalry over to the realm of video games, leading two sides against one another in a clash reminiscent of DC Comics favourite, Kingdom Come.

The split of loyalties may offer some explanation for a noted strong Gotham contingent. Characters like Nightwing and Catwoman need no explanation for their Bat-affiiliations, while the likes of Harley Quinn, and perhaps even Solomon Grundy, could be antagonists recruited to battle the regime of super-powers. The latter pair have been pictured with Batman in banners featured at conventions.

Similar Injustice banners have shown combative pairings between the likes of Batman and Flash, and Flash and Solomon Grundy. Superman and Batman can also be clearly seen taking opposing positions in a group shot that positions Wonder Woman in the middle of the conflict.

DC Injustice Banners - Batman v Flash
DC Injustice Banners - Flash v Solomon Grundy
DC Injustice Banners - Batman Inc

It was in 2008 that the makers of Mortal Kombat had their first encounter with the DCU, when worlds collided in their first ever crossover Versus game [full story].

Now NetherRealm Studios are on the other side of the fight, and as with MKvsDC, they've promised an elaborate explanation for the clash of powers that brings mere mortals to battle gods among us. NetherRealm earned critical success with their chapter-based story mode in 2011's Mortal Kombat, with some talk of Injustice teasing big things to come for the storied superheroes.

With a connection firmly established by history, the portals to the DCU are open once more on Mortal Kombat Online. Discuss all things DC on the DC Universe Injustice forum. Injustice: Gods Among Us is currently scheduled to arrive for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U sometime in 2013.