As the full roster for Injustice: Gods Among Us is being revealed piece by piece, gamers are slowly nearing the big picture. It’s been about seven months since Injustice was revealed, and since then we’ve been introduced to more than a dozen different heroes and villains that will be joining the fold, with another one announced earlier today.
While past reveals have either been major leaks, or planned releases staged around major press events like E3 and Comic Con, today’s character reveal came straight from the horse’s mouth: Ed Boon’s Twitter. NetherRealm Studios‘ Creative Director has never shied away from teasing fans with Injustice: Gods Among Us content, but today her took it to a new level by unveiling a new character via an in-game image.
Who did Boon reveal you ask: well as you can see above it is none other than Killer Croc — one of Batman’s nastier villains. In the image, Croc is seen palming The Flash’s head like a baseball.
Curiously, the image also features The Penguin and The Riddler in the background, but it’s unclear if those Batman villains too will be playable fighters. As much as we’d like to see how NetherRealm can adapt both characters to the already diverse roster, it’s hard not to notice some Batman favoritism going on.
More likely The Riddler and Penguin are background characters in one of Injustice‘s stages. Many of the game’s stages are built around iconic DC Comics locales — like the batcave for example — so it makes sense that characters who populate those various universes would appear in the periphery.
If those background characters could interact with the fighters, however, that would be pretty interesting. NetherRealm’s other popular franchise, Mortal Kombat, was known for having some interactive stages, so it makes sense that Injustice would feature a similar design choice.
Speaking specifically to the addition of Killer Croc we’re interested to see how NetherRealm adapts him for the fighting game. The title already boasts a lumbering villain in the form of Solomon Grundy, but we could see Croc being a little more agile option.
What do you think of Killer Croc joining the roster for Injustice? Would you like to see two more Batman characters — specifically The Riddler and Penguin — join the fold?
Injustice: Gods Among Us releases April 16, 2013 for PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U.
Source: Ed Boon — Twitter
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