The video game sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us finally arrived last week as Injustice 2 continues the story. The game added a lot of various DC Comics characters from popular heroes like Black Canary, Doctor Fate and villains like Captain Cold, Darkseid and more. However, there was one very beloved hero that was originally going to be in the Injustice sequel: Virgil Hawkins a.k.a. Static.
Unfortunately, Static Shock didn’t end up being added in the final cut of the game as character designer Marco Nelor revealed it recently on his social media pages. He also shared unused concept art of what Static could have looked like in Injustice 2 which you can see below.
“So sad about this one. He was all cleaned up and ready to go, but unfortunately Static didn’t make the cut for #injustice2 … damn. I had him all worked out too. Oh well. Enjoy!”
New characters that are playable in the sequel are: Kara Zor-El a.k.a. Supergirl, Jaime Reyes a.k.a. Blue Beetle, Dinah Laurel Lance a.k.a. Black Canary, Floyd Lawton a.k.a. Deadshot, Gorilla Grodd, Atrocitus Damian Wayne a.k.a. Robin, Poison Ivy, Doctor Fate, Swamp Thing, Cyborg, Firestorm, Captain Cold, Catwoman, Starfire, Jason Todd a.k.a. Red Hood, Sub-Zero and Brainiac.
“Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, players can personalize iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Additionally, for the first time, gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.”
Injustice 2 is now available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system as well as Xbox One.
Source: Marco Nelor
5 Villains Perfect For Future ‘Injustice’ Games
DC created a home-run franchise when they released the first Injustice game. After a successful game and two popular tie-in comic series, Injustice 2 finally comes out on May 16th. With all eyes searching for Easter eggs and hints about the new game, it’s a good time to talk about future games. Let’s face it, this is too popular of a franchise for DC to let die. There have been over ten Mortal Kombat games, so strap in and get ready for an unjust future.
Superman was a great antagonist for the first game and I’m excited for Brainiac to finally get a moment in the spotlight in Injustice 2, but DC’s going to have to think bigger for future sequels.
Hit Next and find out more about five villains perfect for any Injustice sequels.