NetherRealm Studios has done it again with their Injustice 2 released earlier this year. Batman and company must team up with the likes of Superman to combat a being that threatens to destroy the world. Since their 2011 Mortal Kombat (or Mortal Kombat 9), NetherRealm Studios has had some really good releases. But aside from the spectacular combat system, awesome narrative driven campaign, and terrific graphics, the games have garnered a lot of praise from its character roster and of that of its DLC characters.
The idea of guest characters in fighting games becomes ever more popular. Now, NetherRealm isn’t the first developer to include guest characters (Spawn in Soulcalibur II, Yoda and Vader in Soulcalibur IV, Raze in Killer Instinct, Akuma in Tekken 7) but it has brought it some pretty damn interesting ones such as Freddy Krueger in Mortal Kombat, Scorpion in Injustice: Gods Among Us, and the Xenomorph in Mortal Kombat X. Injustice 2 even introduced Hellboy (about damn time).
The Injustice games are supposed to be nothing but DC Comics characters especially with its large roster of characters (literally hundreds). Yes, Injustice has guest characters from Mortal Kombat but that’s because the team develops both games.
We’ve seen several awesome characters added to the roster as DLC including Darkseid, Black Manta, Starfire, and even Sub-Zero. With their recent announcement of Atom joining the roster, we’ve gotten a surprising edition. Not only will the powerful Enchantress (based on the 2016 Suicide Squad movie) join the game but also the awesome Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael. Yes, the pizza eating, butt kicking turtle brothers are going to be joining the roster in the Fighter Pack 3. They will also be available for the Ultimate Edition.
The turtles have been in numerous comic book cross-overs over the years including alongside Power Rangers, Savage Dragon, Archie, Ghostbusters, and even the Caped Crusader himself. So, it isn’t too much of a stretch to see the turtles return to the DC universe although this is the first time they’ve been featured in a DC video game but not a fighting game since the 1994 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters and the 2009 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up.
What’s interesting is the thought of how the turtles will be played. Will the game feature them as four individual characters? Or will the game feature them as a team with one playable and the others supporting? Perhaps an interchangeable unit in combat? Whatever it is, the characters look promising.
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