You all called it. Every DC fanboy out there knew that one of the most popular DC characters circulating the comics scene today wouldn’t be neglected from Injustice 2’s roster; and a while back many of them said that Red Hood was likely going to be a DLC character. Well… they were right.
The popular anti-villain will be playable in Injustice 2… if you pay extra for him. The three characters will be included for download at a later date for those who purchase the deluxe and ultimate editions of Injustice 2 when it launches.
There’s an extra blurb in the press release stating that the three characters are still in development and will be available at a later date following the game’s release on May 16th.
The news also laid out details that the Injustice 2 ultimate edition will include a total of nine new playable characters (the three mentioned above) and the three premiere skins that alter the existing characters on the roster, including Power Girl.
They also showcase the new heroes in a brief cinematic where you can see Sub-Zero, Starfire and Red Hood’s models for Injustice 2. Anyway, Red Hood looks beastly, as you can see in the trailer below.
Each of the characters have their own unique designs based on their comic and cartoon counterparts. Sub-Zero has a really cool design that seems to pay some kind of homage to Smoke… which is cool.
I’m also curious if Red Hood will get an Arkham Knight skin? Because oh boy would fanboys go crazy if they added an Arkham Knight skin.
I’m also surprised they kept Starfire looking sexy because that’s a huge no-no in the circles of SocJus these days.
Anyway, people seem to be excited for the DLC characters, and unlike Capcom, NetherRealm tried making it clear that the characters aren’t complete yet. Whether or not that’s true we’ll have to wait and see. You can look for Injustice 2 to launch on May 16th for the Xbox One and PS4.