Swamp Thing officially revealed in Injustice 2

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • February 13, 2017 at 9:10 a.m. PST

NetherRealm Studios has just revealed the next character for Injustice 2.

Swamp Thing is officially joining the fight. A video showing gameplay footage has been released, courtesy of IGN.

In it, we see that Swamp Thing uses a variety of different techniques, including a dodge that sees him dip halfway into the ground, a long range vine grab, the utilization of a Swamp Thing clone (a la Noob Saibot), and more.

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Check out the footage below.

Source: IGN. Sent in by Ing_Goodface, KiD_LupE, and FoShizzle93.

Comments

Beekay said on February 13, 2017 at 9:12 a.m.

whoa...he looks really cool. Props NRS

#1
FoShizzle93 said on February 13, 2017 at 9:12 a.m.

As a guy who's unfamiliar with this character, I say he looks pretty cool. Can anyone explain why he has angel wings?

#2
BBHood said on February 13, 2017 at 9:12 a.m.

At this rate it seems that leak list was legit.

#3
Mac_Gargan said on February 13, 2017 at 9:12 a.m.


It's kinda like we finally got Clayface AND Swampthing.

Fairly g^dda^n epic!

#4
CptYellow said on February 13, 2017 at 9:12 a.m.

He has clones like noob!

#5
GiBGUN said on February 13, 2017 at 9:13 a.m.

Evil Groot.

#6
Heta said on February 13, 2017 at 9:13 a.m.

He broke Robin's back like a twig.

#7
tertian said on February 13, 2017 at 9:15 a.m.

minor comic book reference from the 2012 run. he creates all sorts of paraphenalia from plants.

#8
cmau5 said on February 13, 2017 at 9:16 a.m.

This made my day, thanks NRS

#9
KiD_LupE said on February 13, 2017 at 9:16 a.m.

Not my type of character at all, but his powers do look pretty cool in game. I know a lot of people are happy to see him!

#10
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 13, 2017 at 9:17 a.m.

Welp...got another character that's on my must play list :P

He looks fun too :D

That slide is kinda odd though but I'll take it :D

#11
tertian said on February 13, 2017 at 9:17 a.m.

i was totally going to buy this game regardless, but now i'm super stoked. the rest of the roster could be different versions of batman and i wouldn't care.

#12
malcrash01 said on February 13, 2017 at 9:17 a.m.

Yush!

A character that looks awesome as well as another cool new stage! Keep it coming NRS!

#13
JTCircus said on February 13, 2017 at 9:18 a.m.

Omg that move where he submerges his lowerbody into the ground!

He seems like he is really unique playstyle-wise. I can't wait to see him in action.

#14
XxAngelChunLixX said on February 13, 2017 at 9:18 a.m.

Never thought I'd say it, but you guys made me actually want to give him a try. I feel so dirty for admitting it... but I'll give it a try

#15
MrBrown said on February 13, 2017 at 9:19 a.m.

Don't know much about Swap thing, but I started reading old Constantine comics and he shows up in them. From how they show him the comic, he seems like he is a ridiculously powerful person in the D.C. Universe.

Also, He just murdered Robin.

#16
Koldvlud said on February 13, 2017 at 9:19 a.m.

Wow! I have to say, ST looks STunning. He animates wonderfully & exudes gravitas. Bravo!

#17
BBHood said on February 13, 2017 at 9:19 a.m.

I'm okay with his inclusion as long as Starfire is eventually added.

#18
JoseppeStandela said on February 13, 2017 at 9:19 a.m.

Looks quite interestin'! A slow, mostly immobile grappler/space control character, methinks.

#19
malcrash01 said on February 13, 2017 at 9:20 a.m.

He seems like a zoning character like Dhalsim or Glacius, but Swamp Thing makes it so cool and interesting to look at

#20
corrupthero said on February 13, 2017 at 9:21 a.m.

THE GREEN!

#21
CaptainHowdy said on February 13, 2017 at 9:22 a.m.

So awesome!! Great job NRS, this game is totally doing a great job of getting people excited. Can't wait

#22
CityHunter said on February 13, 2017 at 9:23 a.m.

Not sure if its because the character is slow but those animation were pretty stiff. Still his moveset is pretty cool

#23
appomo said on February 13, 2017 at 9:24 a.m.

looks great, the new stage too.

#24
StarBuster said on February 13, 2017 at 9:26 a.m.

Leak list confirmed legit yet again. Now we know who to expect, but maybe they'll swap some chars planned for main roster with one from DLC . By the way best looking character in the game, insane specials, liked him even more than Robin.

#25
lulipe said on February 13, 2017 at 9:27 a.m.

He has a Glacius vibe (KI and GG are the best in terms of archetypes). Very nice. Now I want to see Ivy.

#26
MisguidedAngel said on February 13, 2017 at 9:28 a.m.

He looks SO COOL

This game has the sickest gameplay designs of any modern FG. Each new character makes everyone go THIS ONE IS MY MAIN.

And his animations actually look a lot better than most characters so far. Probably because it's harder to mocap him ;).

#27
oArnello said on February 13, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Damn, I almost don't want to eat this bowl of Green Beans.

Sorry, it's human nature to f--k up......nature.

Swamp Thing, like all characters look pretty awesome.

#28
happyface5000 said on February 13, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

I wonder if that gator is an interactable.

#29
thisRalf said on February 13, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

YESSSSSS

#30
Shumanigans said on February 13, 2017 at 9:32 a.m.

Boy does he have a floaty jump. Unless I'm just seeing things.

Surprisingly awkward animations since usually it's harder to see on the flasher characters. At least his face is one of the better ones so far.

Looks fun. One of the more interesting characters so far.

#31
Havik92 said on February 13, 2017 at 9:32 a.m.

His clone moves remind me of Noob Saibot from MK9. Swamp Thing looks amazing. Wanna see some Bane gameplay soon. He was my main in Injustice and I plan to main him again.

#32
StarBuster said on February 13, 2017 at 9:33 a.m.

He's not evil actually, despite his looks

#33
That_guy_who_plays_DOA said on February 13, 2017 at 9:33 a.m.

WOOHOO! Holla at Hal Jordan now? So I can stop sweating?

#34
tertian said on February 13, 2017 at 9:34 a.m.

animal man would be pretty cool, then we could have a whole the red vs the green thing (shame there isn't a more popular character to represent the black)

#35
Milicona said on February 13, 2017 at 9:34 a.m.

Swamp Thing looks fantastic, definitely at slower heavy hitting character like Bane and Doomsday, but with probably more zoning elements.

I'm guessing Poison Ivy will be allot faster, will be interesting to how different her move-set will be.

#36
BloodStar69 said on February 13, 2017 at 9:34 a.m.

Swamp Thing's move set and agility belie the fact that he's a big ol' drink of water. Plus he literally closed Robin. Nice!

#37
Galletano said on February 13, 2017 at 9:35 a.m.

WOW, coolest thing I've seen in a fighting in quite some time.

#38
OGroach85 said on February 13, 2017 at 9:36 a.m.

Gotta admit, swamp things super was pretty damn funny. Sick, but funny. Looks fun to play in footage, but lets see if he can match that same feel when played. A favorite childhood cartoon hero can finally be played in a fighter

#39
Milicona said on February 13, 2017 at 9:36 a.m.

Also that is the best super so far that I have seen, so sick.

#40
thisRalf said on February 13, 2017 at 9:36 a.m.

Black Canary and Swamp Thing. I was on the fence before Black Canary, then I was definitely buy, now I am at pre-order levels now. This game looks friggen' sick. Do kids say sick anymore?

They did an amazing job with Swampy, I'm beyond hyped now.

That said: another character they had to scale for the game. Swap Thing is so powerful that he WTF pwns pretty much the entire cast including Superman. Looking forward to doing that to everybody with him. :D

#41
Jevchenko said on February 13, 2017 at 9:36 a.m.

His powers look cool and all but he kinda looks a lot like Atrocitus in green, but I guess gear and costumes will take care of this. He also seems to have some sort of grabs, which puts him with Gorilla Grodd as the characters I will try first.

#42
ednine said on February 13, 2017 at 9:37 a.m.

WHOA!!!!! he really looks great!!

#43
spliffy_baz said on February 13, 2017 at 9:38 a.m.

Gotta admit that trailer was pretty sick!

#44
Psychopanther817 said on February 13, 2017 at 9:39 a.m.

I didn't care about the new character reveals until now sooooooo hype!

#45
lajn said on February 13, 2017 at 9:39 a.m.

Looks cool!

#46
tertian said on February 13, 2017 at 9:42 a.m.

I'm willing to bet Poison ivy will be more about poison/pheromone debuff and traps(venus fly traps/constricting vines...etc)

#47
icejohn said on February 13, 2017 at 9:43 a.m.

Cool character and nice animation on his moves, but another dark stage darn it.
C'mon Nrs lets get some color back!

#48
GensDisciple said on February 13, 2017 at 9:47 a.m.

Perfect looking adaptation! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

#49
Snow said on February 13, 2017 at 9:48 a.m.

We got The Green in the house, get hype!
Where the red and black at now? Add that mother to the beta!

Swamp thing looking amazing for sure. He even has pocket sand.
With the leak list seeming more and more plausible I can't wait to see my girl Cheetah in action or what Dr. Crane has up his sleeve (considering he's more mind games than brawling).

The hype is real.
Don't bring your evil here.

#50
WaifuFightersII said on February 13, 2017 at 9:49 a.m.

Wow, didn't Maximilian wanted him in the game!?

Looks like they listen to him, and he's a really cool addition!

#51
HyperViperNZ said on February 13, 2017 at 9:49 a.m.

Awesome character and interesting move set. Look forward to what they do with Poison Ivy. I have a feeling she'll be a trap based character.
Love nature based powers.

#52
BluegrassNutmeg said on February 13, 2017 at 9:49 a.m.

YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D MAAAIN!

#53
CatalystCB said on February 13, 2017 at 9:51 a.m.

Respect that besides you didn't know who he is so that's not your fault. Can you imagine how I feel being a fan and wanting him in last game and he got second by a few votes to see this gameplay trailer today that's I'm in he is my main there is nothing else to it but that I'm done dude is legit even if he low tier I don't care I'm just gonna have to get bodied with the green. Another plus side is since he was not in one he is fresh and brand new and his move set got the clones to the teleport. They keep him really original I fkingggggggg love itttt HYPEEEEEE.

#54
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 13, 2017 at 9:55 a.m.

Nah, kids says thing like "EDGY" nowadays. And pretend to be cool, they go on fighting game topics they don't like and kept coming back there for some reason.

And yes when I saw him do the air grab I immediately go "mwehehehe can't wait to do this to people who spam superman lasers"

#55
SummerUndercover said on February 13, 2017 at 9:55 a.m.

Looks awesome! Can't wait until they reveal Larfleeze and Sinestro ;D

#56
MisguidedAngel said on February 13, 2017 at 9:55 a.m.

Eventhubs confirmed insider info.

What with Majin's article yesterday lol.

#57
masquedmonk said on February 13, 2017 at 9:56 a.m.

I really like his super move, reminds me a little of Anakaris' move in MvC2.

Great choice, they can go nuts on his gear, since he can inherit the properties of any plant life - his alternate designs could get really funky and they can give him practically any move - more projectiles, extra armor. A very versatile character to implement. Can't wait.

#58
ParabolaBeam said on February 13, 2017 at 10:02 a.m.

Yeah, ok. This is sick.

NRS has a likely hit on their hands.

Also the character design, even for a canonically ugly (or rather 'complex-looking') character like this, is great.

Props on them for getting the look right.

#59
AkumaMishima said on February 13, 2017 at 10:03 a.m.

We Noob Saibot now! Excited to try him.

#60
GiBGUN said on February 13, 2017 at 10:05 a.m.

Oh cool. Good to know.

Any idea why Robin's Grandfather said he should kill him if he gets the chance? Is that a reference to some old comic or something?

#61
XxAngelChunLixX said on February 13, 2017 at 10:06 a.m.

That was me when Karin was revealed for V. I respect your character loyalty 100%. <3 I hope you stick with him through everything. Because you KNOW NRS balancing is a rocky ass roller coaster.

#62
mario3d said on February 13, 2017 at 10:08 a.m.

Swamp Thing vs Poyson Ivy is a who controls who battle?

#63
SqueakyBloom said on February 13, 2017 at 10:09 a.m.

I am super surprised and super excited that they actually included him! This may be the best reveal trailer that they have ever shown. I can't wait to get my hands on the game.

Also, those moves may be some of the sickest looking moves in any fighting game.

#64
rob_cornel said on February 13, 2017 at 10:10 a.m.

I love characters with unique animations a la F.A.N.G. and Faust. You can tell NRS was really inspired by Swamp Thing's lore. His animations are sick and twisted. I'm getting more and more excited for Injustice 2.

#65
bornonamonday said on February 13, 2017 at 10:12 a.m.


Finally, a character that has me legit hype for this game. He's like MMH and Doomsday with a little Noob and I'm liking it!

#66
HyperGadoken said on February 13, 2017 at 10:14 a.m.

Noob style clone moves, Cyrax's Pop up Overhead, Raiden's Lightning barrier move

#67
dantemundus said on February 13, 2017 at 10:15 a.m.

The creativity on display with his moveset is incredible.

Whatever I may think of NRS, their imagination and their implementation of it is truly top notch. Swamp Thing is a clear example of that.

I may just be tempted to pick this up. Especially if Black Adam makes it in.

#68
Blackoshinomi said on February 13, 2017 at 10:18 a.m.

He got some dirty mix ups

#69
teddy2142 said on February 13, 2017 at 10:20 a.m.

He is. Dude survived the destruction of a universe and is connected to a realm that's linked to every other universe in DC's cosmology. Dude is one of the more overlooked badasses in the industry. Very happy to see him make an appearance here.

#70
NM_Flamez said on February 13, 2017 at 10:21 a.m.

Possible the best super in this game. Not a fan of Swamp Thing but his moves look cool here.

#71
masquedmonk said on February 13, 2017 at 10:22 a.m.

Ra's Al Ghul, Poison Ivy, and Swamp Thing are similar to each other in a pro-nature, "eco-terrorist" sort of way. While Swamp Thing merely wants the Green (the elemental realm for plant based immortals) to not become disturbed by humans or anything else (other elementals), Ivy and Ghul want to eradicate most or all of human life. Sometimes Swamp Thing gets pissed off enough to want the same, lol.

DC Universe Online had an event where both Ra's and Ivy wanted full control of the Green over Swamp Thing, this could be a tiny reference to that. It's also interesting to note that Ivy, like Swamp Thing, has been chosen as protector of the Green. There's definite lore between those two.

#72
Blackoshinomi said on February 13, 2017 at 10:23 a.m.

Raul al ghul has been alive for over 700 years i'm pretty sure he might have had some run in with swamp thing at some point

it"s not like a Raul al ghul a good guy here . This is a man who want to rule the entire world and kill all humanity

#73
Abbadon36 said on February 13, 2017 at 10:24 a.m.

looks great but didnt see anything really amazing with this character.
but will see when the game is out what people can do..

#74
brown_supahero said on February 13, 2017 at 10:24 a.m.

Lez go ghetto groot. #innercity #whensmahvel

#75
bornonamonday said on February 13, 2017 at 10:24 a.m.


I don't remember if there was, but Ra's was clearly telling his grandson to get wrecked hard. Even Batman couldn't handle Swamp Thing with preptime back when they clashed before.

http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Swamp_Thing_...

#76
jsteele01 said on February 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

Cool character

#77
pegotaku said on February 13, 2017 at 10:32 a.m.

*slow clap*

Likely main here. He looks like he has a very versatile move set that can deal with a lot of situations. Teleport grab, long-range attacks (full screen vine grab?), good anti-airs, etc. Something about him is also very Ferra/Torr, which is awesome, because I mained/loved that character, and their unique animations were a big part of their appeal for me. Swamp seems to have really creative and cool moves, and he definitely stands apart from the rest of the cast shown so far.

#78
masquedmonk said on February 13, 2017 at 10:32 a.m.

This was a great issue, I still own it. I was hoping NRS would incorporate that redwood giant version somewhere in this game but ah well. Batman got his ass handed to him that time, even with his anti-Ivy tools, lol.

#79
Reality2k said on February 13, 2017 at 10:41 a.m.

Looks sick af. Compare this to the SF reveal haha

#80
MinorSmile24 said on February 13, 2017 at 10:46 a.m.

According to the IJ2 website, there's going to be several more fighters beyond the leaked list, 36 in total.

#81
Snow said on February 13, 2017 at 10:46 a.m.

Havnt read DC in a while, but I'd suspect t Ivy would be more likely to worship him than anything.

#82
bornonamonday said on February 13, 2017 at 10:48 a.m.

Depending on his role in the story, we might actually see it in a big 's#it just got real' moment. I would also like to see this as a skin or gear.

https://suggestedformaturereaders.fil...

#83
AveMcree said on February 13, 2017 at 10:48 a.m.

man, NRS is really bringing it!

#84
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#86
AveMcree said on February 13, 2017 at 10:57 a.m.

OMG the SUPER IS SICK AF!

#87
AveMcree said on February 13, 2017 at 10:58 a.m.

lol...... Man Imma sell out...... I just pre-ordered..

#88
belabdel said on February 13, 2017 at 10:59 a.m.

looks gooood!!!!

#89
ultimatesol said on February 13, 2017 at 11 a.m.

why this game is too dark ? man i can't see anything!

#90
Stickman said on February 13, 2017 at 11:02 a.m.

Sooo hype for this now!

#91
Gam3B0y said on February 13, 2017 at 11:05 a.m.

WOW NR actually pulled off Obscure character this time !!! and his Super is really really awesome

#92
thisRalf said on February 13, 2017 at 11:10 a.m.

Hmm. Imma go git my cane yell at those whipper-snappers that refuse to get off my lawn then.

#93
ArcadeRobot said on February 13, 2017 at 11:10 a.m.

Not sure about the wings but Swamp Thing had a live-action movie AND cartoon back in the day! Just do a YouTube search and it'll pull up all kinds of footage for ST!!

#94
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 13, 2017 at 11:12 a.m.

Don't forget to shake it too, they seem to get scared when you do it.

...I actually want old bruce wayne to be playable now LOL. 1st ep of batman beyond was great :P

#95
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 13, 2017 at 11:14 a.m.

I might actually get a discount through bestbuy on this one. I don't like physical discs anymore because they take up space, but for games like these where it's uncertain on how the quality is...ehh...yeah gonna go with physical.

#96
HawtBawls said on February 13, 2017 at 11:14 a.m.

Violent Dhalsim.

#97
ChaosArchangel said on February 13, 2017 at 11:18 a.m.

I really hope that leak list isn't true.. The only character I want to play is Martian Manhunter. I'll settle for Swamp Thing as a main, I guess..

#98
Enochrewt said on February 13, 2017 at 11:21 a.m.

Swamp Thing is obscure? Oh how silly some of you are.

#99
PurelyUnique928 said on February 13, 2017 at 11:28 a.m.

Those vines coming out of his chest look a lot like Spawn chains to me. So they have the animation skills to make it happen, that's what I'm taking from this lol..

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