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PlayStation Magazine confirms Aquaman as playable character, additionally confirms inclusion of Black Adam, Ares and others

Posted by SFilp • January 16, 2013 at 3:48 p.m. PST
Some characters that have been mentioned in the @Gamer magazine as being seen in the game are once again being mentioned in this month's edition of the Official PlayStation Magazine Australia.

Black Adam and Ares are both now mentioned in conjunction with Shazam, Sinestro, Doomsday and Aquaman.

The magazine specifically mentions Aquaman as a "star" in the game.

Let's address the 6'11", 325lb fish-man-shaped elephant in the room straight away. Aquaman is going to start in the next fighting game being made by Mortal Kombat creators, NeatherRealm along side Batman, Superman, Catwoman, Wonder Woman, and a clutch of other the famous superheroes and villains from the DC stable.


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Ed Boon has teased Black Adam on his Twitter by linking various music videos.

Sent in by Test Your Might. Images via Injusticefan14 on Twitter.

Comments

Ermapume said on January 16, 2013 at 3:53 p.m.

Oh boy, Aquaman!
*stifled laughter*

#1
Chrisuchiwa said on January 16, 2013 at 3:54 p.m.

Satisfied? all those Aquaman lovers!

#2
bobthesupermonkey said on January 16, 2013 at 3:57 p.m.

Wheres the gameplay video god damn it!

#3
DivinePhoenix69 said on January 16, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Ill just go ahead and leave this here:

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

#4
ScrubStep said on January 16, 2013 at 4:02 p.m.

Ugh, definitly gonna be a troll charactar. Black Adam is great choice though, I seriously hope they aren't going to put in CptMarvel/Shazam in also.

#5
Him said on January 16, 2013 at 4:06 p.m.

YO NETHERREALMS BRING THIS TO PC!

#6
jme said on January 16, 2013 at 4:07 p.m.

What is he gonna do? Call his fishy friends and fight crime with his young ward barnnicle boy?
Oh wait, wrong cartoon, I mean comic, I mean.....damnit!

#7
LordProsper said on January 16, 2013 at 4:08 p.m.

Aquaman will be all but useless, except on the secret Aquarium level where he will instantly become ST Akuma tier and wreck everyone on the roster.

#8
HooliganComboFTW said on January 16, 2013 at 4:12 p.m.

AquaMan will be broken if there is a stage with water

#9
Mr_Bogard said on January 16, 2013 at 4:13 p.m.

Aquaman!?!? F*** YEAH!!! DAY F'N ONE!!! Please be top tier.

#10
knuxpyro56 said on January 16, 2013 at 4:14 p.m.

Hell to the yes to all of these characters. I would love to both Shazam and Black Adam maybe they can have a diffrent play style like Akuma and Gouken

#11
Egon_Spengler said on January 16, 2013 at 4:19 p.m.

Love these characters, especially hyped for Aquaman! Hope they have his New 52 look.

2 concerns: (1) Where are the ladies? This game is becoming a sausage fest. (2) Why has there not been any game play demos recently? The lack of viewable content is concerning.

#12
DangerousBacon said on January 16, 2013 at 4:19 p.m.

Is everyone forgetting that they also mentioned Ares? A Wonder Woman villain. This doesn't mean that Ares is confirmed but it would be nice to have him.

#13
icejohn said on January 16, 2013 at 4:22 p.m.

Oh the funny Aquaman videos i could post. :3

Good for Aquaman fans.After seeing how they made a joke character like Rain into a badass,im excited to see what they can do with Aquaman.
Still waiting for some more awesome dc female to show up(looking at you Hawkgirl or Zatanna):(

#14
Skye said on January 16, 2013 at 4:28 p.m.

Nice, the best character has joined the fray!

#15
BestAlgorithm said on January 16, 2013 at 4:32 p.m.

lol, Aquaman. I can't take that character seriously no matter how important they try to make him. Too bad this isn't a tag game so we could have Aquaman and Penguin working as a team

I'm worried we won't see any Mr Frieze, Power Girl, or Zatana at this rate. Not like there aren't already enough good characters though

#16
Torrie_De_Goddess said on January 16, 2013 at 4:35 p.m.

Some of you guys are still to suck on the Aquaman from decades ago. Present Aquaman is no different than Namor, who isn't laughable; he's been this way for years now.

Black Adam news is excellent news! If he's in, this game will be almost perfect!

#17
lazyking09 said on January 16, 2013 at 4:48 p.m.

i love aquaman def gonna be my main!!

#18
stinginghook said on January 16, 2013 at 4:48 p.m.
#19
SnakeX said on January 16, 2013 at 4:51 p.m.

With Aquaman, the roster count is now at 17 out of 24 (counting the Doomsday leak as well). If Shazam, Black Adam, Ares, and Sinestro are also playable and not just story characters, that leaves only 3 spots left. We also have Powergirl, Lobo, Swamp-Thing, and Dr. Fate hints & rumors. Of those 4, I'm guessing Dr. Fate will probably be the odd-man out since they've been picking mostly mainstream and more well-known characters.

All in all this would be a fairly solid roster; I would have preferred a couple more obscure and lesser-known characters to get a chance in the spotlight but eh, not a big loss.

#20
BeatNinja said on January 16, 2013 at 4:53 p.m.

@20

Well there's also gonna be DLC so all hope isn't lost

#21
i208khonsu said on January 16, 2013 at 4:56 p.m.

Aquaman is gonna be OP as FCK!

#22
SHAZAMforInjustice said on January 16, 2013 at 5:05 p.m.

Aquaman is gonna wreck s**t.Just wait and see.

#23
jtir123 said on January 16, 2013 at 5:08 p.m.

I hope Ares isn't playable. I mean, if he is, then cool. I just prefer some other Wonder Woman villain like Circe.

#24
mario3d said on January 16, 2013 at 5:12 p.m.

Aquaman!!! sorry haters...
which of these characters will be playable?? only appears on the story and some may be used, this sounds weird,if Black Adam confirmed, but Shazam no, curious.

#25
SnakeX said on January 16, 2013 at 5:13 p.m.

@21

That is true, but for DLC you have to consider that they'd likely pick characters that would sell. Meaning, guys like Dr. Fate may get shafted either way...

#26
Rocwing said on January 16, 2013 at 5:18 p.m.

New 52 Aquaman is badass. Fact. Deal with it.

#27
Enryl said on January 16, 2013 at 5:52 p.m.

it seems they want to put heroes and best nemesis like
Superman - doomsday
green lantern - Solomon Grundy or sinestro
Wonder Woman - Ares
Batman - Joker
Catwoman - harley quinn
death stroke - maybe wonder girl
Shazam - black Adam
and etc etc, probably for the single player mode

#28
Hadouken_Os said on January 16, 2013 at 5:55 p.m.

YES, BLACK ADAM.

It's an official Day 1 buy now.

#29
BoscaBat said on January 16, 2013 at 5:55 p.m.

Aquaman looks pretty badass tbh.

#30
JELIFISH19 said on January 16, 2013 at 6:11 p.m.

I just need classic Static Shock

#31
MasterBP said on January 16, 2013 at 6:18 p.m.

Where the hell is Booster Gold, seriously.

#32
hazelnut1112 said on January 16, 2013 at 6:25 p.m.

Oh god all these comments. People have never fully what Aquaman can really do. I guess everyone here watches Family Guy and Robot Chicken.

#33
samuraix025 said on January 16, 2013 at 6:38 p.m.

as long as its not harpoon hand mullet aquaman I'm good

#34
Silverfan said on January 16, 2013 at 7:09 p.m.

Not a fan of Aquaman, but believe it or not, I was hoping for ANYBODY other than another Batman character

#35
FoShizzle93 said on January 16, 2013 at 7:11 p.m.

They say they want to branch out to other characters besides Batman and Superman, yet they throw in a bunch of Batman characters. I mean, really?

#36
BumblebeeCody said on January 16, 2013 at 7:15 p.m.

He's OP

#37
JesseRobles said on January 16, 2013 at 7:28 p.m.

Mera > Aquaman.

#38
ImmortalAbe said on January 16, 2013 at 7:42 p.m.

Enough dudes! This game needs more ladies already. Outside of the first castes characters, the rest of the reveals have been male characters. This roster is looking to be like UMvC3 where the girl to guy ratio is like 1:9. That being said, I want HawkGirl >:O

#39
cnorw00d said on January 16, 2013 at 8:56 p.m.

BLACK ADAMMMMMMMMMM, FUN FACT: he can beat Goku as well

#40
MALDA_IS_BACK said on January 16, 2013 at 9:04 p.m.

Hell yeah!!! this is good news for the comic fans

#41
jelaninoel said on January 16, 2013 at 9:49 p.m.

Top tier: superman
Everyone else
Aqauaman tier: aquaman

#42
HyperViperNZ said on January 16, 2013 at 10:12 p.m.

Fingers crossed for Zatana or Black Canary

#43
BBHood said on January 16, 2013 at 10:36 p.m.

When are we gonna see Raven, Starfire and Static Shock?

#44
Eternal said on January 16, 2013 at 10:51 p.m.

Aquaman Confirmed, pre-orders cease.

#45
Deyrax said on January 16, 2013 at 11:02 p.m.

Oh no, that trash is in the game ? Black Adam is a joke, but Ares is gonna be interesting. True for a sausage fest. We need more boobs.

#46
Otter_of_Death said on January 17, 2013 at 12:41 a.m.

@20

Don't forget, Boon also strongly hinted Martian Manhunter and Blue Beetle.

#47
era said on January 17, 2013 at 1:21 a.m.

325 pounds? jeeze, what a whale..

#48
blazebwoy said on January 17, 2013 at 1:42 a.m.

okay the roster is getting better, Ares??? bit of an obscure choice but oh well, just hope Doomsday is playable, but seriously whee is the Demon and Lobo, Vandal Savage,Swamp Thing?

#49
werewolfgold said on January 17, 2013 at 1:49 a.m.

@48 He's 6'11". I don't think you realize how tall that is. lol

Y'all knew Aquaman was gonna be in the game. Don't lie.

#50
BestAlgorithm said on January 17, 2013 at 1:51 a.m.

@blaze
Vandal Savage, right! That guy deserves more love

#51
blazebwoy said on January 17, 2013 at 2:10 a.m.

want more UMVC3 content?

www.change.org/petitions/marvel-and-c....

please sign the petition guys

thanks

#52
NM_Flamez said on January 17, 2013 at 2:54 a.m.

Black Adam!! Yeah!!, Shazam isn't needed. Happy for Aquaman too. This roster does need more women. Raven? Starfire? Hawk Girl? I cant stand Power Girl but we could do with another "power" female character. Also, WHERE is my Darkseid!!? OMEGA BEAMS up in this bitch!!

#53
TheMightyShazam said on January 17, 2013 at 3:51 a.m.

If Black Adam is added in the game, then most definitely Captain Marvel will be as well. I can only wish they put in Swamp Thing, Dr.Fate( Or Zantanna), Lobo, Firestorm, Azrael and Captain Atom. If either one of these are added then I am completely satisfied.

#54
xShonuffx said on January 17, 2013 at 5:21 a.m.

Aqua Man becomes top tier and everyone starts using him.

Im calling it.

#55
streetfighter_x_tekken said on January 17, 2013 at 5:34 a.m.

I told you Aquaman and Black Adam will be playable, like other all didn't believe would make it in the game

#56
dsjkhiuhsdf said on January 17, 2013 at 5:34 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#57
ButterKnife said on January 17, 2013 at 5:58 a.m.

I hope they choose the badass Aquaman with the hook and beard so that people can start taking him seriously.

Clean-shaven Aquaman is a dork.

#58
streetfighter_x_tekken said on January 17, 2013 at 6:10 a.m.

The final boss will be an enhaced version of Joker, probably named Dark Joker

#59
Strider_Hien said on January 17, 2013 at 6:30 a.m.

I would love to see your faces if Aquaman ends up Top Tier....XD

The "trolling" online won't end!!!!

#60
Deyrax said on January 17, 2013 at 6:48 a.m.

#59 Better not be that idiot from Arkham Asylum.

#61
GrassGremlin said on January 17, 2013 at 6:53 a.m.

Sinestro? Day One Purchase. Best DC Villain ever.

#62
mario3d said on January 17, 2013 at 7:19 a.m.

Ares would be great, he needs be playable!!

#63
gammabolt17 said on January 17, 2013 at 8:43 a.m.

Aquaman is beast as hell. People saying otherwise don't know sh!t about him.

#64
sarif2soon said on January 17, 2013 at 8:49 a.m.

could Event Hubs please make a list of all the characters we know are in the game?

#65
streetfighter_x_tekken said on January 17, 2013 at 1:26 p.m.

#61 it cannot be the Titan Joker from Arkham Asylum, Rocksteady made him, they own him. Plus, DC will not allow them, they will come up with a new one.

Aquaman in the New 52 is great, nice story, great artwork, i love the new Aquaman comics. I don't think people should not like him, he just wasn't represented and portrayed how he should until now. He should rock in this game!

#66
cnorw00d said on January 17, 2013 at 2:02 p.m.

The final boss will be emperor joker, thats why characters like catwoman will be effecive

#67
EvilRick said on January 17, 2013 at 2:24 p.m.

Final Boss; Titan Joker from Arkaham Asylum O3O

#68
Nightmare_Sensei115 said on January 17, 2013 at 2:44 p.m.

@cnorw00d Lol if the final boss is Emperor Joker I don't see how the heroes are going to take him down seeing as the scope of reality warping he can do thanks to taking Mr.Mxy's powers. I'm happy with the inclusion of Aquaman and Black Adam, Aquaman definitely doesn't get the credit he deserves. I'm still looking for Alan Scott, Nekron, Larfleeze, Phantom Stranger, Mordru, Pied Piper, Sodom Yat, Dr.Fate, and Darkseid to name a few. I completely agree with the inclusion of more female characters outside of the usual's that are chosen. Lady Shiva, Black Canary, Zatanna, Circe, Ravager, Big Barda, Cheetah, Morgana Le Fay, Donna Troy, and Super/Power girl are more than applicable choices.

#69
drunkendan said on January 17, 2013 at 11:24 p.m.

What!? Your actually doing more NONE batman characters!!? Go home Boon your drunk

#70
v505bx said on January 21, 2013 at 7:05 p.m.

I'm waiting for Red Hood (Jason Todd) to make a appearance and spray bullets on everyone in the roster. Jason Todd> Dick Grayson+ Tim Drake+ Damian Wayne+ Barbara Gordon.

#71
Dude130 said on January 21, 2013 at 8:08 p.m.

These dumb comments show that no one here knows what Aquaman's other powers are & refuse to bother looking for what they are.

#72


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