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Three Batman Villains Revealed in 'Injustice: Gods Among Us'

Come get a better look at three new foes in DC's upcoming fighting game!

Holy Batman-related characters, Batman! Ed Boon, the Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios started counting down from 10 on his Twitter page today. No one knew what he was up to, but once it reached zero, he tweeted a new picture of Injustice: Gods Among Us... and it shows three new characters that Batman knows quite well.

If I had to take a guess, I'd say could be a screenshot from the story mode since it involves so many characters at once. But this begs the question... are Killer Croc, Riddler and Penguin playable or are their roles limited to being enemies in the campaign? We'll find out in due time.  

Additionally, could this be fake?  Maybe he quickly made it to tease us that they'll be in the game... or maybe he's just having fun toying with us? If you look closely you'll notice a few fishy things. For example, Croc's fingers are going through Flash's head. Also, none of the characters have shadows and those appear to be poses/models taken directly from Batman's Arkham video game franchise. 

Viners,would you want any of those characters to be playable, and if so, what alternate costumes would you want for them?

Injustice: Gods Among Us comes out April 16th.  

 

***UPDATE*** 

It looks like this trio (and others) are just a stage hazard in the Arkham Asylum level!  
  
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Posted by BlackArmor

I would give them infinite money for a playable Riddler

Edited by Fantasgasmic

I'll be more excited when they announce Raven

Edited by ToferBooboo

Who is that inbetween them?

I want to say it is Catwoman, but those shoes are all wrong.

edit: It is her.

Oh Selina, honey.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

perhaps its from dlc missions set in the Arkhamverse just like those Red Son missions

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Oh yeah, it's fake.

But if they were real: gray Killer Croc (B:TAS) and Danny DeVito Penguin

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

@Mezmero said:

They should have called this game "Injustice: Batman and Superman Among Us". Still excited for the story mode but this roster is rife with Bats and Supes characters.

Um, so far it's just been Superman, Lex Luthor, and Doomsday for the Superman related characters. Bats has more characters in it than Supes

Posted by CrimsonCake

@Lt_Cmdr_Kicker said:

Word. DC games seem to lack diversity of characters. What about Metallo, Vandal Savage, Major Force, Captain Atom, or Cheetah? Now those would fit the "Gods among us" tag.

They should of added more heroes in Justice League: Heroes.

Posted by cuddles666

Clayface. We need Clayface.

Posted by Omega-Man

This is fake, the character models are from Arkham city. They wouldn't reuse character models from a different company even if WB and DC own the characters they don't own the models. This is fake.

Posted by crazyflashfan11

When I was waiting for the page to load I was like... KI-LL-ER CROC! KI-LL-ER CROC!!!

My dream has come true...

Posted by SupBatz

Doubt any of the characters are actually playable. Riddler and Penguin certainly aren't the kind of characters one would play as in a fighting game. And Croc probably wouldn't bring anything to the table that Bane and Grundy don't already cover. If they're going to add another Batman villain they might as well go Freeze. That would at least give a more unique moveset.

Posted by kuma_far

I@Mandrewgora said:

Killer Croc is beating up Iron Man.

I thought the same at first

I think this is fake, Croc and the others are in their Arkham versions

Posted by DarkShadows

@Fantasgasmic said:

I'll be more excited when they announce Raven

I agree with you, especially since Raven is my favorite DC character, I really want her to be playable.

Besides, we already have too much Batman related characters, they should give other characters a chance to shine.

Posted by Danial79

That's Croc from the Arkham games, so it's clearly a fake.

Edited by Vaeternus

This is not fake, why would Ed Boon post a fake pic? lol

This looks cool, no doubt apart of the story.

Surprised nobody posted this pic..

Bane's alternate

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151268007889007&set=a.10150142972324007.277398.6939574006&type=1&theater

P.S. for the dude who said DC games offer no variety, disagree..if anything Marvel games lack diversity compared to DC games. DC games are often not only better, but better story, more unique and cooler characters then the mainstreams like Marvel always use(example you will find characters in this game not normally seen in games as oppose to MVC3 which had typicals like Ironman, Hulk etc, etc)

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Posted by BumBurger

Awwww Croc doesn't get a costume he's just stuck in his arkham prison garbs e.e i hope they add the Croc from the batman series with the louisiana accent and leather vest XD

Posted by MB25

After thinking about it more...i have a feeling all 3 will be playable

Posted by Fantasgasmic

@DarkShadows said:

@Fantasgasmic said:

I'll be more excited when they announce Raven

I agree with you, especially since Raven is my favorite DC character, I really want her to be playable.

Besides, we already have too much Batman related characters, they should give other characters a chance to shine.

Speaking of, I can obviously tell it's Luthor and Raven back there, and Cyborg on the far right background, but can anyone tell who that is the black and gold? Part of me wants to say Diana's Batwoman costume. Part of me thinks maybe Katana (as a way of hyping her for Beware the Batman)? Maybe Black Bat?

Batwoman

Posted by UltraBiel

@Vaeternus: You're joking right ?

Witch DC game is sooo much better than a Marvel game? Just Arkham asylum/city at best. And Marvel has plenty of diversity, in Marvel vs capcom 2 the majority of the characters were X-men, in Marvel vs capcom 3 the majority came form the Avengers.

Posted by Bushwhacker_

Meh. Waste of space.

Three villains? Really?.... Man. What about Bizarro, Captain Cold, Mirror Master, Brainiac?... Soo many villains to choose from and they choose THREE Batman villains.. Wtf....

Posted by YourCounterpoint

Could be flash phasing through Crocs hand, but more likely it's a fake. Sucks. But maybe it's a tease.

Posted by ToferBooboo

I think what people are missing is that if this is indeed fake why would Boon put it on Twitter?

He is a sneaky guy, and usually does things for a reason without them being obvious.

Posted by Black_Claw

More batman characters?! Oh for ****'s sake....

Posted by Fetts

Killer Croc? Sure! But Penguin and Riddler? I'd hope not.

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Posted by kid Apollo

yah i dont think that screeshot is real. i was wondering why they all have the Arkham City skins yet Flash is the style from the game

Posted by JamDamage

more Batman characters..........stupid

Posted by ARMIV2

Seeing as how these are the Arkham City models, I highly doubt they're playable.

Posted by ARMIV2

@Fantasgasmic said:

@DarkShadows said:

@Fantasgasmic said:

I'll be more excited when they announce Raven

I agree with you, especially since Raven is my favorite DC character, I really want her to be playable.

Besides, we already have too much Batman related characters, they should give other characters a chance to shine.

Speaking of, I can obviously tell it's Luthor and Raven back there, and Cyborg on the far right background, but can anyone tell who that is the black and gold? Part of me wants to say Diana's Batwoman costume. Part of me thinks maybe Katana (as a way of hyping her for Beware the Batman)? Maybe Black Bat?

Batwoman

That is Catwoman.

Posted by JohnnyGat

I'm pretty sure this is Ed Boon trolling. Among the devs of the industry he's one of the few that don't mind messing with the consumers.

Posted by JamesKM716

My initial guess was that Penguin and Riddler would stand at the back as scenry moreorless, while Croc would be playable. But upon further examination, I think he's just psyching ya'll out.

Posted by Vaeternus

@JohnnyGat said:

I'm pretty sure this is Ed Boon trolling. Among the devs of the industry he's one of the few that don't mind messing with the consumers.

Well, don't know about the trolling bit but he definitely enjoys messing and teasing with the fans. That pic isn't fake but very well could be hints of whats to come within the game. personally, i dont see riddler and penguin as fighters but killercroc for sure@UltraBiel said:

@Vaeternus: You're joking right ?

Witch DC game is sooo much better than a Marvel game? Just Arkham asylum/city at best. And Marvel has plenty of diversity, in Marvel vs capcom 2 the majority of the characters were X-men, in Marvel vs capcom 3 the majority came form the Avengers.

Not joking at all actually, mvc3 was very disappointing and was ok at best. mk9 even which is not a comicbook game sold more then it did and one key reason for that was because of the story developed for it. MVC3 however had little to none. MKvsDCU was better then mvc3 overall due to the storyline. Batman arkham asylum and batman ac were better, batman lego and dcu online are also great games and justice league heroes. Marvel's over the past 5 years are known for marvel ultimate alliance and mvc3. There wasn't much diversity in those games, dc games overall had both jl people, teen titans, badies and create your own characters in dcu.

Plus, injustice will have a nice mix of justice leaguers, teen titans and jsa members as well as baddies from various rogue galleries not just heroes.

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

That would be too sweet if these three were playable...seriously. Just makes a great game even better!

Posted by adamrcorrigan

You read my mind! I would also love to see Red Hood and Larfleeze.

Posted by adamrcorrigan

@reaper2923:

DC would re-brand to BC if they could.

Posted by Mezmero

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

@Mezmero said:

They should have called this game "Injustice: Batman and Superman Among Us". Still excited for the story mode but this roster is rife with Bats and Supes characters.

Um, so far it's just been Superman, Lex Luthor, and Doomsday for the Superman related characters. Bats has more characters in it than Supes

"Injustice: Batman Among Us" it is.

Posted by Z3RO180

Cool croc is in it maybe. But come on all we want for a fighting game is red hood ohhhh yeeeaaa

Posted by Red Rum

Obviously fake.

Edited by MSzekeresh

@Vaeternus: Gotta disagree with you. First off, as you said, Mortal Kombat 9 doesn't count. Personally I thought the story from MK vs DCU was awful... Dark Khan. Marvel Ultimate Alliance has a ton of player variety with literally two dozen different playable characters (when you look at the different systems it was released one) from all of the major teams. It also had a story that covered not only pretty much Bendis' entire run with the Avengers but also included other levels tied closer to the Fantastic Four. I never played X-men Destiny, a game you ignored, but I looked up the story and it seemed pretty involved. Beyond that your assertion that "Plus, injustice will have a nice mix of justice leaguers, teen titans and jsa members as well as baddies from various rogue galleries not just heroes." is at this point almost complete speculation. Yes so far they have included several unexpected individuals from the larger DC Universe and yes several characters they have announced were technically on the teams that you listed but at this point the lineup has definitely been rather Bat-centric. I'm not saying that it won't change or even that it's necessarily a bad thing if it doesn't but I find your argument to be flawed. I'm not asserting that Marvel games are better than DC (it always comes down to the developers) but I do want to see Marvel get the recognition that they deserve.

Posted by Nightw BR

All I want is Tim Drake, Barbara Gordon, and Jason Todd

Posted by RoninLoganX

It's obviously fake, the character models for the Bat villains are definitely from the Arkham games. Also, as someone else pointed out, there's the clipping issue with Croc's hand and Flashes Head.

Posted by batman11223

Why penguin and riddler? Why not bane or scarecrow or someone like that who could actually defend themselves. Especially riddler. What is that about??

Posted by chrisjrt

Nope, its not fake, this is a screenshot of an arkham asylum level hazard, the latest video of a fight between wonder woman and harley quinn, and has harley quinn going through the exact same shot you see flash in. Two face is in this seen too in the white jacket you can just see behind flash, where he, killer croc, penguin and riddler all team up on the playable character. the link to the video is here at around the 1:01 mark- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DtHpLes2kK0

Posted by batshrine

@chrisjrt: I gotta admit thats a cool cameo appearance to incorporate more characters!

Posted by Outside_85

It appears there is a profound chance that neither Croc, Penguin or Riddler are actually playable characters in the game and only appear as 'stage hazard', as seen here:

If you look closely in teh vid, Croc performs the same grab as he does on the Flash in CV's still-photoes. As simple background filler it would be time and money saving if they just ripped off the skins from other games.

Posted by RedQueen

@Outside_85 said:

It appears there is a profound chance that neither Croc, Penguin or Riddler are actually playable characters in the game and only appear as 'stage hazard', as seen here:

If you look closely in teh vid, Croc performs the same grab as he does on the Flash in CV's still-photoes. As simple background filler it would be time and money saving if they just ripped off the skins from other games.

Beat me to it :)

Yeah, they are just in stage hazards.... but still, they're there. Just not playable.

Posted by Outside_85

@RedQueen: True true, but it's not really as good as being playable :)

Posted by UltraBiel

@Vaeternus: MKvsDC better than MVC3 ?

Now I'm sur e you're joking or trolling! Bye!

Posted by Vaeternus

@UltraBiel said:

@Vaeternus: MKvsDC better than MVC3 ?

Now I'm sur e you're joking or trolling! Bye!

lol translation, you have no counter argument as anticipated..you obviously never played the game, and like i said even mk9 sold more then mvc 3 did, and you think marvel games are better then dc games? hahahah now you must be trolling...

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Posted by Vaeternus

@MSzekeresh said:

@Vaeternus: Gotta disagree with you. First off, as you said, Mortal Kombat 9 doesn't count. Personally I thought the story from MK vs DCU was awful... Dark Khan. Marvel Ultimate Alliance has a ton of player variety with literally two dozen different playable characters (when you look at the different systems it was released one) from all of the major teams. It also had a story that covered not only pretty much Bendis' entire run with the Avengers but also included other levels tied closer to the Fantastic Four. I never played X-men Destiny, a game you ignored, but I looked up the story and it seemed pretty involved. Beyond that your assertion that "Plus, injustice will have a nice mix of justice leaguers, teen titans and jsa members as well as baddies from various rogue galleries not just heroes." is at this point almost complete speculation. Yes so far they have included several unexpected individuals from the larger DC Universe and yes several characters they have announced were technically on the teams that you listed but at this point the lineup has definitely been rather Bat-centric. I'm not saying that it won't change or even that it's necessarily a bad thing if it doesn't but I find your argument to be flawed. I'm not asserting that Marvel games are better than DC (it always comes down to the developers) but I do want to see Marvel get the recognition that they deserve.

The way i see it, marvel is doing better right now in the movie world overall then dc, and in the game and animated world, dc are doing better then marvel. Some people didnt like mkvsdcu story but some did, but overall the game was fun and solid.

btw, i didn't ignore xmen dimensions, i have it for the gamecube it was ok...gameplay sucked, very choppy, broken much like marvel nemesis rise of the imperfects. i'd rather play xmen dimensions over that game honestly...mvc3's story blew, it was more or less a worse version of mkdc but made less sense.

I also want to point out that, actually injustice will not just be good but offer variety indeed, i'm a competitive mk player and lets just say know friends of people who talk with nrs and dc working on this game, believe me they have a good rogues gallery as well as good mix of heroes within this game from dcu, some of which never even been in a fighter before much less dc game period. So, with respect i dont see how my logic is flawed especially when the team proved themselves with mk9's success which was not a comic game, but just think modified mk9 engine, better online, awesomeloolking storymode, cool graphics, variety of dc's fav characters, have the tools to appeal to both casuel as well as tournament fans. i will wager anything this game will be good.

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Posted by SaintG

The bad thing is there not playable, watch the fight between Harley Quinn and wonder woman. Also there costumes are from arkham city it wouldn't fit in to the story and characters.

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