Despite the passing of legislation that will grant Australians long overdue access to adult rated content in their video games -- the proud MK nation is yet to experience the local release of a major NetherRealm Studios project. Fortunately, Ed Boon and the team are positively hellbent on righting that particular injustice -- and they're heading down under to do it!

Boon will be live and in-person in the city of Sydney this October, appearing as the headlining guest of honor at EB Games Expo 2012!

It won't all be glowing women, plunder and sandwiches. Boon will be there in an official capacity to show off Injustice: Gods Among Us -- the DC Comics inspired fighting game coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii U! This marks the first Nintendo-inclusive simultaneous home console release for the game-makers in ten years -- the last being Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance!

The hottest new games, special guest developers, EB Live and EB Arena, Home Grown Gaming and more…

All will be on show at Australia’s biggest video games expo, EB Games Expo, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park: October 5 -7

With 15,566 tickets already sold, grab yours now to avoid disappointment!

The organisers of this year’s EB GAMES EXPO 2012 are thrilled to make their biggest announcements yet, unveiling a massive list of "must see" features at this year’s Expo.

First and foremost, fans will have the opportunity to share the insights of an incredible array of international developer talent as part of EB Live, including headliner Ed Boon, Omar Kendall from SuperBot Entertainment, and Josh Holmes. Also featuring are Sega and Gearbox Community Managers, Assassins Creed III Associate Producer, Julien Laferriere and Assassins Creed III Mission Director, Philippe Bergeron.

Ed Boon is Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios, creators of the definitive fighting game franchise Mortal Kombat. During his short visit, Boon will be introducing and demonstrating Injustice: Gods Among Us, an all-new DC Comics focused fighting game in development, as well as meeting Australian fans. Injustice: Gods Among Us is scheduled for release in 2013 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo.

Omar Kendall, Game Director of SuperBot Entertainment’s star studded brawler, PlayStation® All-Stars Battle Royale™, brings over 10 years experience in the video game industry. A lifelong fighting game lover, he got his start at Paradox Development, working on Backyard Wrestling and X-Men: Mutant Academy. He then spent several years at Neversoft Entertainment as a designer on Gun and the Tony Hawk games. As Principal Designer at THQ, Omar oversaw the best-selling, critically acclaimed UFC Undisputed series. At SuperBot, Omar brings his considerable creative talents to all facets of development, encompassing everything from combat and level design to presentation, story, and game modes.

It doesn’t get any bigger than this! Halo 4 Creative Director, Josh Holmes, from 343 Industries in the US leads a very special presentation from Xbox. Hear direct from the team at Xbox about Halo4 and gain an insight into the exciting new chapter of this epic series. It’s your chance to get hands-on with Halo 4 before it launches on November 6! There will also be a look into the latest games and Xbox LIVE features.

Confirmed for the EB Live line up are some massive games from the biggest names in the business, including:
  • PlayStation: The Last of Us™,PlayStation® All-Stars Battle Royale, and revolutionary new peripheral, Wonderbook™
  • XBOX 360: Halo 4 and XBox LIVE
  • Ubisoft: Assassins Creed III and more to be announced...
  • Warner: Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Square Enix: Tomb Raider & Hitman Absolution
  • EA and THQ presentations still to come
Yet another highlight for the event is the EB Arena, which will host the mammoth grand opening on Friday and Saturday morning featuring an all new Showtime FMX motocross and exclusive stunt show – this year with twice the thrills and an epic stunt finale you have to see to believe!

Don’t miss the spectacular finale to the Friday and Saturday Twilight sessions featuring a thrilling fireworks show fusing live pyrotechnics and all the best gaming action from the EB EXPO 2012. Also don’t miss if you are an Assassin’s Creed fan, don’t miss a special treat we have for you on Friday in the EXPO Plaza.

In another coup for the EB Games Expo, Madman Theatre inside the Homegrown Gaming Pavilion will feature the international debut screening of the ground breaking Mass Effect: Paragon Lost motion picture, months before the slated release in late December/January. Born of an epic collaboration between the legendary Bioware and visionary Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Kill Bill: Vol.1), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is the prequel to the highly acclaimed Mass Effect 3 and follows the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega (Freddie Prinze Jnr).

The inaugural Navy Big Game event will join the lineup at this year’s Expo – an invitational pitting Aussie gamers against the Navy Team Of Stars featuring Dave "Walshy" Walsh and Michael 'StrongSide' Cavanaugh. A team of four players comprised of competition winners will have the opportunity to play against the Navy Team of Stars, with great prizes on offer. Local Aussie gamers can take part in the Navy Big Game event at the EB Games Expo by entering online at or through Xbox LIVE – Entries open 17 September, 2012 and close 30 September, 2012

Make sure you visit the Homegrown Gaming Precinct at the EB Games Expo, where emerging developers will showcase their latest and greatest games.

Come and meet the inspirational men and women behind the games get a first hand look at the skills that brought them to life.
Featuring developers such as:
Limerocket Silver Nova Software Convict Entertainment
Wicked Witch Element 105 Divisive Media
The Giant Machine Nnooo Epiphany Games
Pubgames Voxel Agents Playside
Animal Logic Big Ant

The excitement doesn’t stop there! Make sure you check out the PlayStation stand for your chance to get hands on with one of 2013’s most anticipated blockbusters, the epic PS3™ exclusive, God of War: Ascension™.

This year’s EB GAMES EXPO will be held across three days and set over 25,000 square metres of gaming heaven for consumers, showcasing the most anticipated games and the latest consoles, accessories, devices and all things gaming FIRST! With between 22,000 and 30,000 fans set to walk through the gates at Sydney Showground, it WILL be the biggest gaming experience Australia has EVER seen.

Get your tickets now from any EB Games store or online at or via Ticketek – General admission and selected Gamertickets, still available, Ultimate Gamer, Express, Family and selected Gamer passes SOLD OUT.

It remains unclear if Warner Brothers will see to the release of Mortal Kombat in the region when the adult R18+ Restricted Classification is implemented at the beginning of next year. An outline of classification criteria (released yesterday) has garnered criticism from industry experts for its failure to cater to the relevant audience [full story].

The 2011 reboot was the first title in the twenty year history of the series that was banned in the country. The publicity sparked can be seen as a contributing factor to the long awaited implementation of the adult rating.

Injustice: Gods Among Us has a tentative release date of 2013. Discuss more on the DC Universe Injustice forum. The Riddler has hacked the site and hidden riddles around Mortal Kombat Online! Arkham City Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC is still up for grabs thanks to Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment - will you play The Riddler's Game?