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Black Adam Playable in 'Injustice: Gods Among Us'

Get a look at his costume!

Remember when we saw Black Adam back in the Lex Luthor story trailer? Fans weren't too pleased because there were some major changes to his costume (and he was bald). However, today Injustice's Facebook page released a new (and far more classic) image of the character and confirmed he's playable!

There you have it, folks. It looks like Shazam's rival is now yours to control. Now for the big questions:

  • What alternate costume would you like to see?
  • Are you excited to play as him?
  • There aren't a lot of spaces left on the roster. Who do you want to see make the cut?

Injustice: Gods Among Us comes out April 16.

UPDATE

Here's a better look at his alternate costume.

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Posted by Teerack

Pointless and horrible choice.

Posted by Inverno

Yeah I knew that would happen.

Posted by Kneepawn

Would def. want to see Starfire on the roster. They have almost all the other key Titans on the roster already

Posted by Pixel_Kaiser

Big fan of Black Adam, he's a hecka cool villain. Even so, yeah, the roster is almost fully revealed and I dunno... seems lacking. Definitely not happy with a lot of the choices.

Posted by evilvegeta74

I knew and I'm excited to have access to this character!@Teerack said:

Pointless and horrible choice.

Who do you wanna see added to the game

Posted by ccraft

Seen it, but glad he's in the game. I would like to see Wildcat!

Posted by Z3RO180

Star fire and red hood need to make the cut. Also he was sort of revealed early cause they made a toy of him fro the injustice line.

Posted by Teerack

@evilvegeta74: Having Shazam and Black Adam in the same game is just super lazy and pointless. With such a huge pool of DC characters they should have chosen more divers characters. People like Blue Beetle, Black Manta, Captain Cold, Etrigan, Deadman, etc.

Posted by noj

I really want to see Martian Manhunter and Robin(Damian). Having Damian fight with his sword would be awesome. Doctor Fate or some other magic character like Constantine or Zatanna would be awesome too.

Posted by Or35ti

Not the best character choice. There could have been some much better additions but for now I'm just relieved we're not getting that original horrifying costume we saw of Black Adam in the trailer.

Posted by Nefilim927

Can we get a Swamp Thing over here!?

Posted by Or35ti

@noj said:

I really want to see Martian Manhunter and Robin(Damian). Having Damian fight with his sword would be awesome. Doctor Fate or some other magic character like Constantine or Zatanna would be awesome too.

If those two first choices you put forth make the cut, I'll be incredibly satisfied with the game.

Posted by BuNKiTZ

Wouldn't he basically be like Shazam? Sorry if that's totally wrong though, not that familiar with both of them, just know some basic stuff.

Anyhoo, how large is the roster supposed to be? Seems like there's already quite a lot of characters in the game :D I would love to see the rest of the Bat Family though :P But that's somewhat unnecessary I guess. Though, Damian would be sweet as hell! He could be all fast, tiny, and nimble! And use swords! >:D Hmm, who else... Martian Manhunter would be sweet! Superboy for TK powers? Ooh, Blue Beetle! :D

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Posted by StMichalofWilson

Cool

Posted by evilvegeta74

@Or35ti said:

@noj said:

I really want to see Martian Manhunter and Robin(Damian). Having Damian fight with his sword would be awesome. Doctor Fate or some other magic character like Constantine or Zatanna would be awesome too.

If those two first choices you put forth make the cut, I'll be incredibly satisfied with the game.

I think it's safe to say MM will get in , I wish Damian could with his sword among other weapons. Maybe Damian will be a DLC. I'd like to Fate, Static, Firestorm, Captain Atom, and Barda as well.

Posted by consolemaster001

@Teerack said:

Pointless and horrible choice.

Posted by hamlet33

@BuNKiTZ: its kinda true. they both have the same basic powers, but Black Adam is probably more expierienced......... then again we do have Green Lantern and Sinestro, so..

Posted by kennybaese

I wonder what they'll do to distinguish him from Shazam. I like the character, but for an addition to a fighting game roster he seems a bit redundant.

Posted by Sammo21

Did I miss the mandate that was given to NetherRealm to make all of the costumes in this game terrible?

Posted by Perfect 10

i kinda wish this was a team up game (like marvel versus capcom) would love to play with black adam, raven and sinestro

Posted by Grey56

@Teerack said:

Pointless and horrible choice.

What's your motivation behind not wishing to include him other than Shazam is a comparable character?

Posted by Moby

I like Black Adam and all but he's kind of unnecessary with Captain Marvel in the roster. I wanted to see someone people wouldn't expect maybe plastic man, wildcat or maybe even bumble bee. Somebody not so predicable.

Posted by k4tzm4n

Protip: wait to see his moves before thinking he's essentially a duplicate of Shazam. After all, Sinestro's moves are quite different than Hal's.

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Edited by Mezmero

This story mode is going to be epic. I expect NetherRealm to bring the thunder when it comes to single player content. Shazam!

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

So many characters...droool....

Posted by dtschemmel

Dogwelder

Posted by AdamC

How many spaces are left on the roster?

Posted by Saren

Martian Manhunter or I boycott this game.

Also, DC should have considered Lobo. He'd fit right in for a game like this.

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Posted by gridlock464

while it might seems a bit redundant, it seems like with a lot of the villains they are picking are arch nemesis to the heroes, Batman and joker, Superman and Luthor, Hal and Sinestro, good, bad or indifferent Black Adam is the probably the closest thing Shazam has to an arch nemesis. I can’t see them putting Dr. Sivana in a fighting game, though it would be funny and a great change of pace. Wildcat would be awesome, as would Karate Kid or Timber Wolf the few pure fighter characters in the DCU. Wildcat should be there, seeing how.. well in the old continuity he

trained a lot of the heroes in the DCU in hand to hand combat.

Posted by Captain13

Red Hood and Starfire are dumb choices. This is a Justice League game.

Dr. Fate, Trigon, Darkseid, Zatanna, Mera, and Amazo are good choices.

But the truth is that i already have the characters I want: Cyborg and Shazam.

Posted by mk111

Not a huge Black Adam fan, but I'm sure he'll be fun to play. I hope he isn't a Shazam clone, though.

Posted by sinestro_GL

Still got my fingers crossed for Booster!

Edited by JamDamage

They could have given Black Adam pointy ears. After the Young Justice Show I want to see Blue Beetle. Blue Beetle just seems like a no brainer for this game with how his body can change shape to weapons. Martian Manhunter is the same way. I also wouldn't mind Lobo. I'm surprised he's not in the game. Once again he's a character that just makes sense for a fighting game. Maybe Metallo. He just seems like he'd make a great fit or the game. It's kind of funny. I don't play Marvel vs Capcom and never will, but if Netherrealm made a Marvel fighting game. There are about 50 characters I'd like to play. With this being a DC game, pretty much all the characters I want to play are on the roster. I wouldn't mind having a DLC team packs come out. Teen Titans, Outlaws, Green Lantern Corps or other Corps colored packs.

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see what his supermove is!!!!! I hope they got Arnold Vosloo to voice him again!!!!

Posted by TommytheHitman

@ccraft:HELL YEAH!

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Posted by Xion

Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Anton Arcane and Martian Manhunter are some of the characters i would love to see in the game!

Posted by The Average Bear

Not a fan of the look

Posted by ravisher

glad hes not bald

Edited by KnightRise

Nicholas Cage?

Edited by kid Apollo

why is he not jus a different skin to Shazam/Cap Marvel?

take him out (not because hes a bad character but because hes redundant) and give me a wider range of fighters. such as Black Canary, Wildcat, Martian manhunter, the Atom (my most anticipated fighter), Grodd, Trigon, PLastic Man, etc

Posted by Ganthetsward20

Booster Gold and Ted Kord would be great to see in this game. Or Larfleeze or Plasticman

Posted by jaydee98

@Teerack: I am shocked and appalled that you would think the company that brought us legendary characters such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Rain, Ermack, Smoke, etc. would just lazily use an almost complete palette swap for Captain Marvel and pass him off as a new character! :)

Posted by jaydee98

@KnightRise: LOL!

Posted by tjs4759

Please let Red Hood be a part of this game. I beg you!

Posted by Cavemold

@CitizenBane said:

Martian Manhunter or I boycott this game.

Also, DC should have considered Lobo. He'd fit right in for a game like this.

both will be DLC.

Posted by Cavemold

@The Average Bear said:

Not a fan of the look

its his standard costume...

Posted by Arkhamc1tizen

I want to see Martian man hunter Damian Simon baz Booster gold Dark side Riddler Metallo Steel Cheetah Black hand Black manta Red hood Beast boy Star fire Hawk man

Posted by EscGamer

They should just use the whole DC roster, I really want Tim Drake, Martian Manhunter, the remaining original Titans, Icon. Icon would be so awesome to have in this game. least we not forget Static, although Tim and Virgil are probably just wishful thinking

Posted by The Average Bear

@Cavemold His standard look doesn't have the abundance of lines and designs. But that wasn't what I was talking about anyways seeing as how I said "look" and not "costume"

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