Two DLC characters have already been revealed for Injustice: Gods Among Us with more hopefully on the way. Rumours include Scorpion from the studio’s more popular franchise, Mortal Kombat. The two new characters are Lobo the bounty hunter and Batgirl. While both characters seem exciting something has to be said about the high amount of credit being fed to Batman. It’s fair to say that the game could have been titled “Batman vs Superman plus Everybody else”. The game pays alot of homage to the Batman Universe more than any other character in the game, and with the main story revolving around The Joker turning SuperMan into a Bat-shit, crazy Hitler idol, hell-bent on world take over, it feels fairly empty in terms of the amount of Superman content within the game. Injustice has more Batman content than anything else.
Characters include Batman, Nightwing (Dick Grayson), Nightwing (Damion Wayne), The Joker, Harley Quinn, Bane, Solomon Grundy, Two-Face, Deathstroke, and Catwoman. Among the amount of Batman themed playable characters other villians within the Batman universe are present in the game’s stages. Penguin, Scarecrow, Deadshot, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, Deadshot, Hugo Strange, The Riddler, aswell as Catwomans Cat Isis all make some appearence throughout the game. Batman themed stage arenas include The Batcave, Wayne manor, Wayne manor (Night), Arkham asylum, Joker’s asylum, and Gotham City. While the game makes a name for itself as more than just a DC-skinned Mortal Kombat game it lacks to introduce less popular aswell as well known characters within the Dc Universe.
It’s know shocker that Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and Rocksteady’s Arkham Asylum have had an influence on other Batman themed mediums but the use of it here in Injustice is clearly over emphasised and needs to come to a hault. The question’s that’s important here and that needs answering are, When are we going to receive more valuable and more wanted content for the game? and Wheres the Fan dedication?
If I had the choice of upcoming DLC these are the characters I would put forward aswell as stage arenas:
- Black Manta
- Kingdome Come SuperMan
- The Question
- The Daily Planet