Friday, 3 May 2013

Injustice DLC character shenanigans

Before the games release; it was announced that with the season pass, buyers would get four DLC characters included in it as well as other DLC; similar to Mortal Kombat who also got four characters as DLC. This left perspective players wondering who these characters are and if it happened to be any that kept getting name dropped by Ed Boon himself. 

On numerous occasions he would mention about the cast; who could be in it, they considered Lobo, Martian Manhunter, Power Girl and a few others. Just before the games release it was confirmed Lobo would be the first DLC. 

This left players excited as many wanted the likes of Martian Manhunter in the game to begin with and hoped that Power Girl and MM would soon join him as revealed DLC characters. 

However last week someone made a post claiming that they had looked into the code of the game and found that the four DLC characters were 

  1. Lobo - already confirmed
  2. Batgirl
  3. Zod
  4. Scorpion - One of the main faces from the Mortal Kombat series

This left players thinking oh its just a hoax; when Ed Boon had confirmed that he wouldn't be placing any cross over characters in the game and keeping it a full DC roster; but today it was confirmed that Batgirl will be joining the cast via the X-box live marketplace.

This was posted on Event Hubs with details of how she was found and a video showing it; at 99% the counter resets to 0% eventually telling players she is not available at the moment. Event Hubs also confirmed the inclusion of Doomsday as a playable character; before the release of the game. 

With this it gives the DLC character list more credence and annoys a lot of the fans. The game consists of numerous Batman characters already and another really wasn't needed; especially when they could have used the ones that Boon had mentioned numerous times; and especially annoys a lot of fans for the fact Scorpion may be entering the roster. 

This doesn't fully confirm the list and it was soon taken down; but with half of them being confirmed true; it has a possibility of becoming true. It was mentioned elsewhere that the characters that have been picked; their Brazilian voice actors are the same as for others; for instance Zod is the same as Martian Manhunter, so there is still a small chance he may make it into the game. 

Whilst annoying; Zod makes sense with the upcoming Man of Steel film but as with Freddie Krugger in Mortal Kombat, Scorpion should not be put into this game over characters who are actually relevant to DC; like Martian Manhunter, Powergirl or Firestorm. 

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