Comic fans and gamers alike are ready and willing to jump feet-first into the DC Comics-centric fray that is Injustice 2. Featuring a myriad of different villains, heroes, and heroes-turned-villains from the beloved comic book giant, the fight title appears ready to cater to the desires of many followers. One property that’s only just recently begun to bleed (literally and figuratively) into the existing DC universe, however, is Watchmen – a property that has yet to be introduced to the ongoing fighting game series.
When I was given the opportunity to speak with Injustice 2 Creative Director Ed Boon during the Toronto launch event on May 10, the topic of Watchmen characters appearing in-game surfaced. Not willing to commit one way or another to such a premise, Boon refused to rule out such a crossover in the game and pointed to DLC as a way that developer NetherRealm Studios will be getting a few last minute and desirable fighters in.
I know you mentioned Watchmen at one point [on Twitter]. Is that something that’s completely outside of the realm of possibility?
“It’s not outside the realm of possibility at all. Unfortunately, there are still so many cool characters that we haven’t done that we’ll be getting a few of them done with DLC which will be cool. But inevitably someone is going to not make the cut.”
So no Rorschach?
“I’m not ready to say that yet…” [laughs]
Boon has previously probed the community via Twitter to gauge interest in Watchmen characters appearing in Injustice 2, but the Mortal Kombat co-creator never really followed up with fans on whether or not this would be happening.
As he does point out though, the downloadable characters for Injustice 2 provides NetherRealm with the opportunity to add more fan-favorites to the game. In that light, perhaps the likes of Doctor Manhattan, The Comedian, or Rorschach aren’t all that far behind. Then again, maybe they’re best reserved for an Injustice 3.
Injustice 2 arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 16, 2017.