Scorpion Set to Sting Superheroes in ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’

Published 1 year ago by , Updated June 4th, 2013 at 8:12 am,

The folk over at Warner Bros. Interactive and NetherRealm Studios have had one heck of a time trying to keep downloadable roster updates under wraps for the recently released Injustice: Gods Among Us. For those who’ve been paying attention to the leaks regarding Injustice, every downloadable character revealed thus far hasn’t come as a surprise whatsoever. That said, knowing that Mortal Kombat‘s iconic Scorpion would eventually join the ranks of Batman and Superman didn’t diminish the ‘pow’ factor of the character’s official confirmation today.

For those who are unfamiliar with the character (which we can’t imagine would be a case for many), Scorpion is the poster boy for NetherRealm’s popular Mortal Kombat series. His backstory isn’t a very happy one — the guy’s whole family was wiped out by a rival clan before he himself was murdered — but at least Scorpion’s sob story doesn’t include the destruction of an entire planet.

This doesn’t even mark the first time that Scorpion has gone up against the likes of DC Comics’ finest either; the pair of universes originally clashed in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Still, the character’s inclusion is a fun-filled crossover that’s on par with Freddy Krueger’s appearance in 2011’s Mortal Kombat.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Scorpion Trailer

What makes this version of Scorpion so special when compared to others is that this character’s design was actually done by the Co-Publisher at DC Entertainment, Jim Lee. Apparently this will help him fit in better with the current batch of playable combatants, but the lack of severe brutality makes this Injustice: Gods Among Us iteration of the iconic undead ninja a much softer affair.

Scorpion will be coming at a currently undetermined date and will retail for $5 (400 Microsoft Points) — provided that users haven’t already invested in the Injustice Season Pass. He joins the likes of Lobo and Batgirl, but there’s still one more piece of character DLC that’s yet to be revealed.

It sure would be nice if that close-up of Martian Manhunter proceeding Scorpion’s debut was a sign of things to come, although, another character is currently rumored to be taking the last spot. Whether or not that will come to fruition remains to be seen, but we’d hope NeatherRealm Studios wouldn’t be that cruel.

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TAGS: DC Comics, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm Studios, PS3, Warner Bros. Interactive, Wii U, Xbox 360

  • GameSomniac

    Holy Hell Scorpion looks Badass!

  • Shalkowski

    Id rather Sub-Zero.

    • Bishop

      Same here.

  • Andrew

    Dlc is such a rip off!! All of this is already on the disc! Why can’t they just include this crappy content with the game upon release?! Greedy bastards! Plus this is SUPPOSED to be a DC game. Bah!

    • Levi

      Made by the creator of the latest Mortal Kombat and it is a fighting game…so having Scorpion in is kinda justified

      • Andrew

        So does that mean it makes sense for the creator of Crash Bandicoot to put him into the Last of Us? See where I’m going with this?

        • Riley Little

          Well, no. Largely because Naughty Dog sold the rights to Crash Bandicoot years ago. Uncharted 3 on the other hand, directly referenced the events of The Last of Us within newspapers found in-game.

          Scorpion has also crossed paths with these characters before, so it’s not shocking.

          • COREY_1993

            that was an easter egg and mk vs dc has nothing at all to do with this.

          • Riley Little

            I’d imagine the relationship that spawned Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe had everything to do with Scorpion’s appearance in Injustice, Corey.

          • Batman

            sure they have fought before in other games, but this is a DC game. THere are HUNDREDS of DC characters. But instead of picking a DC character they cameo someone from another franchise? WTF?

        • Levi

          Be pretty cool, but maybe they could do an alternate skin when you complete the game to look like Nathan Drake? It’s just an easter egg, it doesn’t take anything away from the game and it is 100% optional

          • Andrew

            I was being sarcastic with the CB character -__- Either way they should stick to the theme and not mix characters. It’s as bad as putting Freddy in MK. This whole DLC thing in general is stupid, they really need to stop milking money from people. If no one was stupid enough to buy the DLC they would probably stop. Again all of this content is already in the game, which it should’ve been included from the start.

        • Riley Little

          I’d imagine a number of fans disagree with you on that stance, but I can respect fans’ desires to keep the roster filled with strictly DC characters — especially considering there are many that didn’t make the final cut.

          Also, the DLC for Injustice isn’t on-disc. It’s likely been close to completion (if not totally finished) since the title released, but Warner Bros. kept the characters off the actual game disc.

          • Andrew

            Well this could have been included from the get go, but instead they feel the need to milk more money from gamers. It’s really messed up how they do this and people just keep feeding them their money. -_- I miss the old video gaming days.

          • Levi

            Oh you won’t see me arguing with you that it didn’t have to be DLC. When I get DLC I want expansion packs not additional characters. I would rather they took six months to make something much bigger content wise

          • Andrew

            Well it’s about time fans/gamers rebel and take a stand against silly DLC especially characters. People dish out 5 dollars per character or pay a larger sum for a package. All they are buying are characters that’s it. Why not include additional levels too? I can’t believe people are that stupid enough to pay that for a character. At least with certain games such as Far Cry, they go to the trouble releasing more. But again, this could’ve been included from the get go.

            Game companies these days will either make money off gamers by releasing crappy DLC like additional characters or rush and release sequels within a year of the previous title’s release. They will continue to do this as long as the gamers are stupid enough to eat what they feed them, crappy food. Look at how many people complained about AssCreed 3, then look at how many of the same people will buy AssCreed 4. -_- I am done buying crappy DLC and games until quality stuff starts coming for the PS3. Though it’s probably a little late since PS4 is coming soon.

    • Cariannis

      Do you have any proof that this is already on the disk? It’s a known fact that Capcom would do something like that but I haven’t heard anything about the creators of Injustice doing the same thing. It was proven that BioWare did the same thing with ME3 as well.

    • Golden_Bear92

      I just wait until the complete editions of games like that come out so all of the DLC is already on there like it’s supposed to be. It’s a lot cheaper that way as well.

  • Shalkowski

    That would be an amazing easter egg.

  • Hanzo

    Way to be original with this NetherRealm

  • COREY_1993

    not happy at all… i love scorpion but seriously this needs to be a DC game. i want DC characters because we all know there are thousands from the source material. looks like zod is up next.

    one think ill say though he looks f**king great. but i still feel the same.

  • COREY_1993

    also, that teaser of MM at the end could be next.

    there was a second dlc leak, Martian Manhunter, PowerGirl, i cant remember the other dc character and surprise surprise they had sub zero in the list. im guessing they switched zod for MM because of the disapproval of fans and the fact the list was leaked

  • ChrisTypeR

    Harpooning aquaman, I’m in!!

  • jwalka

    why do they insist on having cross over characters when people would much rather see actual heroes from the dc universe ? it would have been awesome to see manhunter or brainiac or my most wanted red tornado >:(

  • Branden

    I don’t understand why people are hating on this DLC. If DC didn’t think this was an awesome idea I highly doubt Scorpion would have been added to the roster. In all honesty, I believe Nethrealm has the right to mix and match characters in their games. I welcome him to my roster a true fighting game fan would not complain about a multi-universe cross over simply because it adds the best of one character into a great game to add variation and new stories. DLC will always be around, we will always need to pay for new content, get used to it if you aren’t already.

    • Batman

      can u not

  • Branden

    Plus, I will love making short work of the Bats and kick his arse with Scorpion. Besides, Doomsday, nor the other characters mentioned have got nothing on Scorpion.

  • Josh

    Im waiting for Netherrealm to make a Marvel game like Injustice/MK. The marvel vs capcom games are ok but id love it if marvel had a game more like this. Plus marvel IMO has a better roster to choose from