The world of Injustice just got a LOT more interesting. Injustice 2 isn’t even out yet, and yet, we’re getting the first look at the characters that’ll be coming to the game via DLC Fighter Packs. Fighter Pack one brings in fan favorites from the DC Comics universe, and well known figures from beyond, as Red Hood, Starfire, and Sub-Zero are coming to the game.
For those who don’t know these characters, allow us to break them down for you.
First, Red Hood. His real name is Jason Todd, and he was the second Robin to Batman after Dick Grayson (who’s dead in the Injustice universe) left to become Nightwing. But he wasn’t as beloved as Dick Grayson was, and so the writers decided to kill him via the Joker in the legendary/infamous “Death in the Family” story arc. However, as this is comics, he came back to life, but with a twist. He was willing to kill to get justice, putting him in a different league than the other Robins and Batman. This story is apparently similar to what happened in the Injustice universe.
Starfire, also known as Koriand’r, is a princess and exile from the world of Tamaran. She’s one of the most popular members of the Teen Titans, and even leads the group in the DC Animated universe. A fan favorite character, she’s known for her forward advances on people, including Nightwing (Dick Grayson) with whom she’s had an on/off relationship. Starfire was one of the most requested characters in the original Injustice game after release.
Finally, straight from Earth Realm, Sub-Zero has entered the fight. Lest we forget, Injustice is being made by Nether Realm Studios, the team behind Mortal Kombat. In the original Injustice game, they brought in Scorpion, who was their most popular DLC character. It appears they’re trying to make lightning strike twice, or maybe more.
As you can see in the end of the trailer above, six more characters are being teased. And we can make out two of them right now in the forms of Raiden from Mortal Kombat and Black Manta from DC Comics. Injustice 2 is set for release on May 16th.