A listing on the official website for NetherRealm Studios’ forthcoming fighting game, Injustice 2, teases the reveal of a new character occurring this week.
With Injustice 2 having just recently shown off a plethora of new characters such as Bane, Poison Ivy, and Brainiac a couple of weeks ago, it seems as if the developers at NetherRealm Studios are eager to reveal yet another fighter to the roster of the forthcoming game. As it happens, the company is prepared to divulge the identity of another hero or villain making their way into Injustice 2‘s playable cast later this week on Thursday, February 2, 2017.
The date of Injustice 2‘s next character reveal was spotted on the fighting game’s official website, with NetherRealm Studios promising to reveal who it is later this week. As seen in the image below, the developer offers little to no hints as to which character from DC Comics’ huge stable of heroes and villains will be thrown into the mix, but at least we won’t have to wait too much longer.
So far, Injustice 2‘s roster seems to be shaping up rather nicely, for in addition to the three aforementioned villains above, the game also includes familiar heroes like Superman, Batman, Supergirl, Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Blue Beetle. Not to mention, similar to the previous entry in the franchise’s inclusion of Batgirl and Nightwing, the Bat-Family has grown in the series’ next installment to include Damian Wayne as Robin.
As far as Injustice 2‘s confirmed villains are concerned, NetherRealm Studios will offer a veritable murderers row of bad guys to play as when the game goes live. Aside from Bane, Poison Ivy, and Brainiac, there’s Gorilla Grodd, Atrocitus, Darkseid, Harley Quinn, and Deadshot.
With the roster for Injustice 2 currently even between the number of heroes and villains confirmed, it’s really anyone’s guess as to who will go on to be included in the game. Previously, Injustice 2‘s creative director, Ed Boon, teased the possibility of expanding the roster to include Watchmen characters, so there’s a chance for the cult-favorite antihero Rorschach or the seemingly invincible and omnipotent Dr. Manhattan being added. Of course, there’s also an opportunity for the game to make room for fighters outside of the DC realm, with Sub-Zero and Spawn having been hinted at becoming a part of the title.
Whoever makes the cut for this week’s reveal, NetherRealm Studios will apparently have a stacked roster for Injustice 2, for including all of the verified fighters so far, the game’s website still shows there being 20 more characters slated to be unveiled. In the past, Boone has said that Injustice 2 will feature some of the DC imprint’s more obscure characters, so here’s to hoping he picks one of the lesser known individuals from our list of 10 new characters we want in the game to reveal this week.
Injustice 2 is slated for release on May 16, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.