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Updated: @Gamer's article hints at the inclusion of Aquaman, Sinestro, Doomsday and Shazam in Injustice: Gods Among Us

Posted by SFilp • January 10, 2013 at 8:18 a.m. PST
Updated: Ed: Boon tweeted last night and confirmed that some character are for story/other modes and that they will not be playable.

Some characters in story & other modes aren't playable. Sorry.

Yesterday, it was confirmed that Bane and Lex Luthor joined the cast in NeatherRealm Studios' new fighter, Injustice: Gods Among Us. An excerpt from the article confirms the sight of Aquaman, Shazam, Doomsday and Sinestro. Unfortunately, it doesn't confirm if they are playable characters, only that they are seen in the game, most likely in a cinematic.

Here's the excerpt.

Picking up in Gotham City, the initial moments show Metropolis utterly devastated by a nuclear explosion. Batman is seen interrogating the Joker in Gotham, during which the Man of Steel blasts through the wall and attempts to kill the Clown Prince of Crime, saying something about being drugged and duped into causing the blast. We then flash back to before the nuke detonated and take the role of Batman checking up on Joker at Arkham Asylum, after seeing sequences of familiar heroes and villains fighting in Metropolis. Sights of such characters as Aquaman, Shazam, Doomsday and Sinestro hint at coming playable fighter reveals.


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Via Comic Book Movie, sent in by knuxpyro56.

Comments

MALDA_IS_BACK said on January 9, 2013 at 6:14 p.m.

i hook you guys up :-)

#1
Gam3B0y said on January 9, 2013 at 6:16 p.m.

ok Doomsday and Sinestro are cool P:
I really wanted Darkseid
but probably I'll skip this game anyway

#2
MALDA_IS_BACK said on January 9, 2013 at 6:18 p.m.

Shazam!!!

#3
BUYACUSHUN said on January 9, 2013 at 6:18 p.m.

AQUAMAN AQUAMAN AQUAMAN AQUAMAN

#4
SHAZAMforInjustice said on January 9, 2013 at 6:19 p.m.

I'm not losing my mind until I see ingame models.They can just be cameos,you know.
Though instant wreking if Shazam/Captain Marvel is in.
Dat lightning.

#5
samuraix025 said on January 9, 2013 at 6:23 p.m.

Please not hook hand mullet Aquaman

Please not hook hand mullet Aquaman

Please not hook hand mullet Aquaman

Please not hook hand mullet Aquaman

#6
zUkUu said on January 9, 2013 at 6:25 p.m.

lol aquaman. the most useless hero in existence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0kvdi...

#7
MALDA_IS_BACK said on January 9, 2013 at 6:26 p.m.

@zuuru

go read a dam comic noob and learn about the character.

#8
JesseRobles said on January 9, 2013 at 6:27 p.m.

Shazam and Aquaman are a given. Siniestro and Doomsday? I don't think so.

#9
Fightingfan69 said on January 9, 2013 at 6:29 p.m.

Wouldn't Sinestro be basically a clone of Green Lantern? Doomsday would be an interesting addition but he would mostly be like Solemon and Bane. Aquaman? I can't picture him as a fighter in a fighting game but I might be surprised. Shazam? Mostly likely a reboot of MK Vs DC.

#10
Kurow said on January 9, 2013 at 6:29 p.m.

Ok DC fans please explain how is Siniestro different than Green Lantern. I'm not a DC fan but as far as I know they have the same powers just with different colors and that the source of the power is will for green and fear for yellow.

Doomsday was a must in this game and I suppose that Darkseid will be in too.

Shazam and Captain Marvel are the same character/person?

#11
Roll_tier said on January 9, 2013 at 6:36 p.m.

oh boy aquaman. Every game needs their joke character

#12
jtir123 said on January 9, 2013 at 6:36 p.m.

@11 Green Lantern creates constructs that are more "Earthly" like a giant pan, a helicopter, or a shield. Sinestro's ring is powered by fear, so his constructs are more nightmarish, like demonic faces and creatures.

As for those who think Aquaman is a joke...he was only a "joke" during the early cartoons where he was kind of a goofball. If you remember 70's Batman, he was an absolute joke too, by calling Aquaman a joke character only shows ignorance.

#13
zUkUu said on January 9, 2013 at 6:38 p.m.

@8
I'm perfectly aware what he can do, he's still useless.

#14
jtir123 said on January 9, 2013 at 6:40 p.m.

@14 No you're not.

#15
MALDA_IS_BACK said on January 9, 2013 at 6:41 p.m.

^

this guy is a ignorant fool who think he is useless lol

#16
MALDA_IS_BACK said on January 9, 2013 at 6:42 p.m.

sorry the last comment was for #14

#17
SHAZAMforInjustice said on January 9, 2013 at 6:43 p.m.

@11 yes Captain Marvel/Shazam is the same character.In the new 52 Captain name has been scraspped so now he's just Shazam.

#18
shinpichu said on January 9, 2013 at 6:48 p.m.

Oh god, I hope they don't add Doomsday.

Sinestro and Captain Marvel(I refuse to call him Shazam)? F*** yeah!

Aquaman? Eh, don't care. It'll probably happen, since DC will likely want the full New52 JL in the game, but unlike some people, I don't see Aquaman as useless(though I wonder how usefull he could be away from the water...)

@11
Just because 2 characters have the same/similar powers doesn't mean they can't be used differently. As an Imagination Based Superpower, what a Lantern Ring can do depends greatly on its user.

#19
learis1 said on January 9, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Seriously, what are aquaman's abilities on land besides being extra strong? Aqualoser is a complete waste of a character.

#20
Cinderkin said on January 9, 2013 at 7:01 p.m.

We know who @ 5 wanted in this game lol

#21
gammabolt17 said on January 9, 2013 at 7:03 p.m.

@19

He will still crack heads even away from Water.

#22
Fightingfan69 said on January 9, 2013 at 7:12 p.m.

@jtir123

Thanks for the clarification on the differences between Green Lantern and Sinestro. Did not know that aspect of Sinestro. Now it sounds like he could be a useful addition.

#23
jtir123 said on January 9, 2013 at 7:15 p.m.

Besides super strength...

* In some continuities, Aquaman has some hydrokinesis, being able to form water into constructs--Injustice is it's own continuity, so if they wanted, Aquaman can summon a tsunami or create a bubble of water with a sea creature in it. IF they wanted.

* He'll likely be wielding a trident. Give any character in a fighting game a different weapon and their moveset changes dramatically. Nightwing uses kali sticks for example.

* He's not only able to command sea creatures, but even animals that life partially on land such as Polar Bears, and sea gulls.

#24
zUkUu said on January 9, 2013 at 7:16 p.m.

@15
I do. it's bland, it's generic it's boring and he's still useless compared to any other hero.

if it weren't for the redesign in the past years, he'd be even more useless. and he'll always have that stigma of being a joke; because he was designed as one.

#25
MALDA_IS_BACK said on January 9, 2013 at 7:17 p.m.

and Aquaman haves magic and telekinisis power.

#26
jtir123 said on January 9, 2013 at 7:24 p.m.

Am I being trolled here? Vague and negative responses without any details. Just going to use my block button, won't lose any sleep over it.

The only other major character that's missing is Martian Manhunter. So I'm highly anticipating that.

#27
SilentBob said on January 9, 2013 at 7:27 p.m.

@13
Actually you're not quite right. In the DC Universe, there are different kinds of energies all based on the light spectrum and each one tied to different emotions. Green is for will, meaning they can shape it's energy in any form they want, but it's weak against the color yellow. Yellow is for fear which causes them to create fearful shapes and it's weak against blue. You also have red, orange, indigo, violet, black and white, but it would be too long to describe them all.

@20
Being on land isn't the point of Aquaman. He's the single defender of the ocean, which is 80% of Earth. Under water he's on par with Superman, he controls an entire army of Atlanteans which can easily bring down the entire Justice League, he can mind control any under water creature (he used to only be able to speak to them, but now they've changed it to mind control). Also unlike the rest of the Justice League, he has and will still use lethal force if he has to.

#28
xanderglz said on January 9, 2013 at 7:44 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#29
GodotLaserFace said on January 9, 2013 at 7:48 p.m.

Hope Shazam is in the game that would be hype. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

#30
jtir123 said on January 9, 2013 at 7:52 p.m.

@29 They "hyped him up" because other media (the animated series, for example) didn't do the trick (the one where he cut off his hand to save his child, and replaced it with a hook). His "badassery" is just as newly installed as the changes of many heroes from the Silver Age, Golden Age, etc. Batman was a joke at one point too, getting gritty only recently. Aquaman only got that rep. because of what generally people assume his sole power to be (talking to fishes) and his ridiculous name and outfit.

#31
Silverfan said on January 9, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Honestly, I'd take classic or modern Aquaman over the uptenth Batman character. Would LOVE Doomsday to be in just to reenact the 'Death of Superman'

#32
AkumaMishima said on January 9, 2013 at 8:42 p.m.

If they're willing to put consider Shazam I wonder if they're considering Black Adam. I'd like to see that.

#33
BBHood said on January 9, 2013 at 9:37 p.m.

Raven,Starfire,Static Shock and Mr.Freeze.

#34
theshredder39 said on January 9, 2013 at 9:54 p.m.

Sounds good, though Shazam is rather dull in my opinion but hey I felt the same about Superman for a while before this game was announced and I'm liking what they're doing with him in the new DC comics as a whole so my opinion may change for Shazam as well.

I like that they're bringing in more villains other than the usuals too, with that said, still waiting for Lobo.

#35
NM_Flamez said on January 9, 2013 at 10:24 p.m.

I like all these characters, expect for Shazam, because Black Adam is much cooler. I also would prefer Darkseid over Doomsday but prefer Doomsday to both Bane and Grundy.

Also, in the 1st railer, I was "promised" Captain Cold. The Flash-universe needs more love.

#36
Razberryclownsac said on January 9, 2013 at 10:41 p.m.

Gorilla Grod anyone? If Aquaman is in, maybe Black Manta. And don't know why, but I really am hoping for Swamp Thing

#37
learis1 said on January 9, 2013 at 11:13 p.m.

@24

So Aquamoron is gonna be yelling at seagulls and polar bears to fight for him, or he's magically gonna summon orbs of water with sea creatures in them. Or he's gonna poke people with a trident. None of this sounds like the making of a legitimate character for this game. Still, if you're hyped for Aquafart then maybe others are too.

#38
Mac_Gargan said on January 9, 2013 at 11:28 p.m.


Favorite suggestions on this page: Gorilla Grod, Black Manta, Starfire, Mr. Freeze, Swamp Thing.

Let's see someone obscure and completely unexpected! Plus, who is their "Sentinel!?"

#39
chEEsewhEEls said on January 9, 2013 at 11:43 p.m.

captain marvel would be cool but i cant see him being drastically different from superman. doomsday would be awesome though again i dont see him being too different than grundy who, in my personal opinion, doesnt deserve to be in this game.

im trying to like this game because i really liked the old school DC fighter Justice League Task Force but i cringe whenever i think of how many batman characters are in this game. even if you dont count Grundy and Deathstroke that still leaves Batman, Nightwing, Joker, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Bane

I know people like to complain about how marvel 3 had only one spiderman character but at least its better than having 7 or 9

#40
draw2 said on January 10, 2013 at 3:17 a.m.
#41
Deyrax said on January 10, 2013 at 4:05 a.m.

Doomsday is a must in this game ! LOL at people who compare Doomsday to Grundy, he is nothing like Grundy at all. It would be awesome to see Doomsday as a final boss who evolves during a battle and gets additional moves or health/damage boost.

#42
edrigo said on January 10, 2013 at 5:22 a.m.

i said captain atom before but firestorm is also atomic as well like dr manhattan (actually manhattan was based off of the captain. you can never go wrong with putting in the mainmanz too.

#43
RonaldRogan said on January 10, 2013 at 5:58 a.m.

calling captain marvel "shazam" was a dumb idea from the start. this would be the capcom equivalent of changing ryu's name to "shoryuken."

also. F**K YES for including Doomsday. one of the few DC characters worth a damn. make him the Haggar or Hulk of Injustice and I'm sold. With Bane and Solomon Grundy already announced, this game might be awesome if they all turn out as brawlers/grapplers.

#44
AngrySteve said on January 10, 2013 at 7:54 a.m.

God yes! Sinestro would satisfy my Green Lantern fanboyism! For those wondering if Sinestro would fight like GL. Sinestro would essentially be the Akuma to GL's Ryu. Sinestro would fight very similar to GL but he would be much more brutal.

#45
Egon_Spengler said on January 10, 2013 at 8:02 a.m.

I love all these choices but my favorites are Aquaman and Sinestro. Hopefully they have their new 52 looks.

Sinestro is the greatest GL villain and will likely have completely different constructs and moves.

Aquaman doesn't get any respect but is a complete badass in the new 52 and the center of the Justice Leagues current event story arc.

#46
NyuBomber said on January 10, 2013 at 8:25 a.m.

Doomsday is definitely a "boss-only" candidate, as is Darkseid if he gets involved.

#47
Jedda678 said on January 10, 2013 at 8:32 a.m.

Aquaman although a viable candidate for the game, I honestly don't think he's gonna be that good unless he's on a stage with water :P he'll be the hakan of the game. "It's time to get wet!"

#48
old_school_rival said on January 10, 2013 at 8:46 a.m.

I'd actually buy the game for Shazam, it will be a pity if they don't include him.

#49
h1tm0nl33 said on January 10, 2013 at 8:50 a.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPTWTn... for those who still think he's useless.

#50
mario3d said on January 10, 2013 at 8:56 a.m.

Sinestro is not necessary, but other 3, Aquaman have super human strenght and can use the trident like in the concept art leak. Shazam and Doomsday would be very welcome, most calls Aquaman.

#51
SHAZAMforInjustice said on January 10, 2013 at 9:14 a.m.

So there you go some are just for the story.Still I think Captain MArvel is in because he's the only one of the MKvsDC cast that hasnt been announced.Still he MIGHT be replaced by Black Adam.Either way I'm maining any of the two day one and if not then Lex Luthor it is.

#52
CBX said on January 10, 2013 at 9:41 a.m.

his name isn't shazam that's just the magic word used for his transformation the character is Captain Marvel.

#53
MALDA_IS_BACK said on January 10, 2013 at 9:52 a.m.

@CBX

His name is Shazam now they change it in the new 52 comics while you read the justice league comic

#54
mario3d said on January 10, 2013 at 9:52 a.m.

Flash is attacked by ice power on trailer, maybe Captain Cold?

#55
FullAnime said on January 10, 2013 at 10:09 a.m.

"Some characters in story & other modes aren't playable. Sorry."

Losing faith in the game little by little....

PUT SINESTRO ILL BUY FIRST DAY!

#56
KTProsper said on January 10, 2013 at 11:03 a.m.

#53 Wrong.

His name is Shazam. Marvel bought the rights to have that name. Captain Marvel is in Marvel and shes a heroine

#57
EvilRick said on January 10, 2013 at 11:08 a.m.
#58
Egon_Spengler said on January 10, 2013 at 11:12 a.m.

Boon via Twitter: "Some characters in story & other modes aren't playable. Sorry."

Probably a reference to Doomsday. I think he's likely an unplayable end-boss type character like MK9's Gorro.

#59
RonnieTheClownPrince said on January 10, 2013 at 12:40 p.m.

smh @ all the people that don't know **** about Aquaman outside of the stupid joke of a character that was in the Superfriends that's forever ruined his reputation.

#60
DevilMaySpy said on January 10, 2013 at 1:13 p.m.

Flip, post about the alternate skins: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansite...

#61
CheeseCakez said on January 10, 2013 at 2:10 p.m.

You know a girl is faking an orgasm when she looks into your eyes and says, "Shazam!"

#62
Mr_Bogard said on January 10, 2013 at 2:14 p.m.

AQUAMAN!? INSTANT BUY FOR ME!

#63
keyzerjose said on January 10, 2013 at 4:10 p.m.

@ 50 Ugh that voice.

I agree with Zukuu. I don't care how many time they redo Aquaman, to be me he will always be a lame hero. Thats just my opinion and I respect if others disagree. Hell Except for Batman and his rogue gallery, Doomsday, GL to some extent, and the Watchmen universe I generally dislike the entirety of the DC universe. Again just my opinion. I hope the game turns out solid for those who do like it though.

#64
therealist1991 said on January 10, 2013 at 4:23 p.m.

Marvel has a Captain Marvell and MS.Marvel

DC's captain marvel would shout Shazam which stood for
Solomon Hercules Atlas Zeus Achilles and Mercury.

#65
ThePatient said on January 11, 2013 at 7:13 a.m.

Doomsday would be awesome. That actually gave me a little chubby thinking about Superman vs Doomsday... ahh childhood memories

#66
blazebwoy said on January 11, 2013 at 8:40 a.m.

another stupid decision by Ed Boon, if all these characters are playable...great but if they are not and offered as DLC im boycotting the game, hopefully the 24 character roster is just a ruse

#67


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