Though we knew that Injustice: Gods Among Us, the new brawler from Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm, would feature a wide range of characters from the DC Comics universe, there’s still some curiosity as to just which characters those might be. So far we’ve ticked off the likes of Superman, Batman, Nightwing, and Cyborg from the list of must-have characters for Injustice, and just revealed at this year’s Gamescom is yet another fan favorite: Catwoman.
Ed Boon, the face and sometimes even the name of NetherRealm Studios, took to Twitter to reveal the big news, along with the trailer featured above. The trailer gives a detailed look at Catwoman’s costume in the game, as well as brief flashes of her various attacks.
Like Superman and Batman’s more militarized get-up, Catwoman is sporting a more contemporary look – one that adapts some of her more traditional iterations’ key features. It’s not exactly the Catwoman featured in Batman: Arkham City (this one’s much more tasteful), but its drawn from a similar cloth.
As far as Catwoman’s moves are concerned, she appears to be just as brutal a brawler as any of the other combatants in Injustice. Of course she brandishes her traditional set of gadgets – razor sharp claws and a whip – along with a few more handy pieces of weaponry.
In terms of the flow of combat and the fluidity of animations, this trailer greatly emphasizes the connections between this game and NetherRealm’s recent reboot of the Mortal Kombat franchise. Catwoman’s ability to string together a wealth of attacks – be they melee or weapon-based – showcases a balletic attention to detail that only NetherRealm is capable of.
Now that we’ve seen Catwoman it’s a natural inclination to ask who’s next, and if past reveals like the one at Comic-Con are any indication, we might be seeing yet another character revealed before Gamescom closes its doors for 2012.
Who would you like to see join Catwoman and the other villains and heroes of DC Comics? And what do you think of Catwoman as a fighter in Injustice?
Injustice: Gods Among Us is targeting a 2013 release for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U.
Source: Ed Boon