Injustice 2 may be just a few months away from release, but there’s still a lot of information yet to come for those who are looking forward to getting their hands on a copy of the game. Offering some brutal and bloody showdowns involving some of DC’s biggest superheroes, villains and everything in-between with the backdrop of iconic comic book locations, the title looks to be the closest a gamer can get to the action than ever before.
As one of the most highly anticipated gaming releases of the year, information is being smartly dished out by developers NetherRealm Studios and publishers Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. In delivering new videos every few weeks, they’re keeping a level of excitement and buzz around the game to ensure it’s constantly at the forefront of future players’ minds. Now, another video has been released, confirming one particular fan-favorite character for the game’s roster that has been rumored for some time.
It’s the big, green fighting machine himself, Swamp Thing! You can check out the gameplay reveal trailer for the fan-favorite character, above.
Making his comic book debut all the way back in 1971, Swamp Thing is an entity with superhuman strength and durability, the ability to create new bodies out of plants, control the plant life and green world around him whilst also shapeshifting to best fit his situation. Sure to be a mighty foe for whoever crosses him during Injustice 2, the trailer shows him using just some of those powers to gain an advantage over his antagonists, and that super move looks absolutely devastating.
After the addition of Black Canary to the roster, bringing Swamp Thing to proceedings is yet another stroke of genius by those behind the beat-em-up. As one of the most physically threatening and awe-inspiring characters DC Comics has to offer, it should extremely fun to finally get behind the giant’s actions following his exclusion from the first Injustice title.
As more and more names join the game’s roster, we have to hope that Swamp Thing doesn’t get lost amongst all the hugely-recognizable names. NetherRealm Studios have already promised this will be the biggest collection of playable DC characters ever brought to a game, but Swamp Thing is a character who deserves his chance to shine as much as any other hero or villain. Hopefully his presence means he’s going to play a part in the Injustice 2 storyline, which is sure to impress following the first game’s brilliance.
Injustice 2 comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 16, 2017.
Source: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (via IGN)