When it comes to DLC in video games, NetherRealm has always been keen on thinking outside of the box. After recently adding Hellboy to Injustice 2, the developer is once again turning heads with its newest DLC Fighters Pack. In the trailer posted below, Ray Palmer (The Atom) and Enchantress are about to square off. But then out of the shadows, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appear.
While their addition to the fighting game has caused people to tweet and post their surprise and support, others have questioned why the “Turtles In A Half Shell” are a part of the game at all. Though no reason has been provided, the answer does have comic book ties. In 2015, DC Comics and IDW Publishing joined forces to publish a Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover series. The crossing of the characters continued afterward as the turtles met up with Batman again, but the animated series version.
Recently DC and IDW announced a Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel. Which will bring back the creative team of James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II. So there is a basis for their inclusion outside of their general popularity. But what remains to be seen is how the characters will be used in the game when it comes to fighting. As Leonardo says in the trailer “We fight as a team”.
While this could mean we will see all four turtles fighting at the same time, odds are this will not be the case outside of a super move, and combos. What we could likely see is a variety of skins and move lists for each turtle. This is pure speculation. As no gameplay has hit the internet.
These new characters will be a part of the Ultimate Edition of Injustice 2, and can also be purchased separately in the upcoming Fighter Pack 3. The Atom will be available for early access on December 12. What are your thoughts on these new fighters? Comment below!