A sequel to the very awesome fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us is allegedly on the way, and we can't help but wonder which new playable DC characters it'll include.This is obviously pure speculation, but why not have a little fun making a wish list, right? And no, Darkseid isn't on the list. Yes, playing as him would rock and we hope they'll give us that option, but someone that epic should need to be unlocked after completing the game or something similar to that (yes, we know he's in the mobile version, but that hardly counts). Obviously, several characters from the first game need to return (with some new moves, of course), but here are five more heroes and villains we believe should be available from the start or at least unlockable shortly after beginning the story mode.
Dinah Lance is an expert hand-to-hand combatant and, thanks to her canary cry, she has projectile capabilities. So, that begs a question: how is she not playable? It's not like she isn't a popular character, either. Not only are there plenty of fans of her comic appearances, but she's also well-known thanks to her role in the former animated shows and even Arrow (well, she's technically not Dinah in that, but the idea is there). As far as I can recall, Black Canary didn't have any kind of role in the first video game and she's only making her presence known in this alternate timeline through Tom Taylor's digital comic (which we cannot recommend enough, by the way). Unless it's eventually revealed that she dies in the pages of the comics (because those events take place before the first game's story), there's really no good reason why she isn't playable. Come on, you can't have a fighting game without her! She's sporting some serious skill and her canary cry will offer some impactful ranged and radial moves.
Yeah, I know many of you don't want additional Batman characters added to the roster, but really, Jason Todd as Red Hood feels tailor-made for a fighting game! Not only can he hold his own in unarmed combat, but he also tends to have a variety of weapons at his disposal. Tasers, small explosives, knives, pistols, grappling lines, etc. There's a ton of possibilities with Todd and the variety of short to long range attacks could make him a very balanced -- and not to mention downright cool -- person to use. We already know these kinds of weapons can make a character fun to play as (see Mortal Kombat's Stryker), so there's no good reason why they couldn't dish out some exciting combos and attacks with Todd. Plus, that means we could potentially get Todd in his Batman costume from Battle for the Cowl. And let's be honest here: who out there wouldn't want to see a skilled Dick Grayson player vs. a skilled Jason Todd player?
When an individual can call upon the strongest attribute of a specific animal, the possibilities for excellent combos and special attacks seems unlimited. Many characters tend to specialize in just a few things, but Vixen could be one of the most balanced fighters out there. She could charge across the screen with the speed of a Cheetah or slam someone against a wall with the force of an elephant. And if developers are concerned over her popularity, it shouldn't be that big of an issue since Vixen played a decent role in the very rad Justice League Unlimited. But really, the concern should be over making distinct and thrilling characters. When it comes to that objective, Vixen most definitely fits the bill and there's so much they could accomplish with this fighter. Seriously, she could have a ridiculous awesome super move, too. It may not send someone to the moon or create a crater, but it could string together a crazy amount of unique moves.
Yes, there's already two lanterns in the game, but that hardly means they're identical. And Atrocitus? Well, the big dude absolutely has what it takes to be a powerful combatant that feels different than the competition. He could dish out savage melee attacks and honestly, who wouldn't want to spew rage plasma at their enemies? Atrocitus is one formidable alien and battling as him has the potential to be a really, really good time. To top it off, they could use an alternate costume or two to turn him into a different Red Lantern. There's legitimate choices like Bleez or even Skallox (or perhaps Razer for my fellow Green Lantern: The Animated Series fans), but how hilarious would it be to unleash all of his epic moves with a Dex-Starr alternate skin?
First and foremost, Aquaman needs a villain in the game. Using Arthur Curry is a real treat (easily my favorite character to use), so it's only fair to have him face-off against an equally exhilarating nemesis. There's quite a few options that come to mind, but Black Manta seems like a stellar choice and could be every bit as fun to control as the Atlantean. The game needs characters who can hold their own from anywhere on the screen, and Black Manta has no issue with that. Up close, he can pull off some vicious moves as he slices and dices with bladed weapons or he could even fire a wider energy blast at the ground in front of him. At a distance, he can release a more concentrated blast of energy or throw a variety of piercing weapons. This guy seems like a perfect fit for the game and it would be a serious mistake to overlook him.
Agree? Disagree? Be sure to let us know who's in your "5 new playable characters" wish list below.