Injustice: Gods Among Us Unveils Batgirl

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Unveils Batgirl

Batgirl Injustice DLC

The DC Universe fighting game will be adding Batgirl via DLC in the future.

One of the age old questions that every comic book fan, young and old, eventually asks is "who do you think would win in a fight?" Given the epic scale of fictional realms like the DC Universe, the possible pairings are expansive. Injustice: Gods Among Us was built with this question in mind, and while some gamers would likely be happy to run endless scenarios of Batman versus Superman (just accept that Batman loses), the spectacular depth of the DC cast means the game and its developers, NetherRealm Studios, have a gold mine of heroes and villains that many players would love to run through the ringer. NetherRealm has begun working to add new characters into the mix, promising as many as four new DLC fighters in the near future.

One of these characters was recently revealed to be Lobo, an intergalactic bounty hunter prone to frequent run-ins with the Man of Steel. Now, it has announced that the second DLC character will be Batgirl. "Looks like the bat's out of the bag," said an announcement on the official Injustice Twitter feed. "Batgirl is a playable DLC character in Injustice." While footage of Batgirl in action won't be available until next week, the Twitter post was accompanied by an in-game picture of her looking ready to fight and brandishing some bladed wrist weapons that I'm not sure Batman would fully approve of.

The announcement itself comes with little surprise. A few days ago Xbox Live Marketplace prematurely added the heroine to Injustice's DLC list, tipping gamers off to NetherRealm's plans to add Batgirl to the game. We can only hope she'll have the smarts to stay away from the Joker. Given their past history it might be best to keep a room or two between them.

Source: Polygon

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OH, she looks fierce. Those bladed weapons aren't very Bat-family, yeah, but otherwise pretty decent looking.

Jebus, it really does look like the leaked DLC list was real... (for those that don't know, the rumoured list is Lobo, Batgirl, Poison Ivy and Scorpion).

They should be doing Batwoman, not Batgirl.

But oh well.

I wonder if one of her alternate skins is Babs in a wheelchair. She could have those spike things on the wheels to carve off peoples shins.

In terms of future dlc I'm hoping for Darkseid. He is the only character present in Mk vs DCU that isn't present in Injustice. I also think if they want to add a character that isn't related to the dc superheroes but is owned by DC it would be fun to play as "V"

Vedrenne:
Jebus, it really does look like the leaked DLC list was real... (for those that don't know, the rumoured list is Lobo, Batgirl, Poison Ivy and Scorpion).

Poison Ivy? I thought it was General Zod?

So am I expected to buy the game, then dish out cash for extra players? How about I don't buy the game now, wait until they release an ultimate version, then buy it used from GameStop giving the studio 0 dollars because I find this kind of business model shady as hell?

I was hoping for the Cassandra Cain version, but whatevs.

If only they had enemy specific finishers, Joker could beat the crap out of her with a wheel chair.

StewShearer:
and while some gamers would likely be happy to run endless scenarios of Batman versus Superman (just accept that Batman loses)

You do know that Batman has owned Superman's ass enough times as well...

of course its all silliness because Superman is such a shitty broken character.

Personally, I would build a suit of spiky Kryptonite.

I'm rather disappointed with the DLC characters thus far, except for Lobo. Bat girl makes 10 batman characters in a game of 30, 10! Should have gone for Red Hood if you wanted more bat family. As for the rumored others, whether it is General Zod or Poison Ivy, they both suck and I would not be interested. As for Scorpion? Meh...

Better characters: Guy Gardner, Atrocitus, white lantern Kyle Rayner, Star Sapphire, Firestorm, Booster Gold, Martian Manhunter, Hawk Man, Black Canary, Huntress, etc, etc, etc...

The Great JT:
I was hoping for the Cassandra Cain version, but whatevs.

They're probably going to use her costume as a alternate, unless it's like MK9 where DLCs didn't get alternate outfits.

Meh. No Booster or Beetle, no sale. Mind you if Animal Man or any of the Doom Patrol were in the roster I could be tempted...can you imagine playing as Crazy Jane or Dorothy Skinner and her imaginary friends? Maybe even Mr Nobody or Red Jack?

No chance of that with a game chock full o bats.

We get it. People like Batman and Batman characters...
But this isn't a BATMAN game. It's a DC game.

They have the WHOLE DC universe to play with, so why stick with the same colors on your brush?

There are SO many better, more versatile, more interesting DC characters they could've picked: Martian Manhunter, Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Firestorm, Dr. Fate, Swamp Thing, Black Canary, Zatanna, The Question, Darkseid, Mirror Master, Black Manta, Cheetah, Circe, Animal Man, Power Girl, Brainiac, Star Sapphire, Red Tornado, The Atom, even Aztek spring to mind as potentially better choices.

Even then, the tie-in material was showing Barbara Gordon in her wheelchair as Oracle... and if you HAD to put in another Batman character, put in Poison Ivy so the "Gotham City Siren" team would be complete (and we could have a character fight with plant-based powers instead of yet another Bat-gadget user).

Oh well. It is what it is. I held off on the Season Pass for this very reason, but it's still disappointing. Granted, Batgirl IS one of DC's best-selling titles right now, and I'm sure DC themselves were pressuring them for certain characters (like Zod because of the upcoming movie), but Netherrealm hit the sweet spot for DLC characters with Mortal Kombat (Rain completed the UMK3 roster, Kenshi was the fan-chosen favorite, Skarlet was born from fan-created rumors, and Freddy was a left-field pick that still felt natural in the ultra-violent MK world).

Thomas Guy:
So am I expected to buy the game, then dish out cash for extra players? How about I don't buy the game now, wait until they release an ultimate version, then buy it used from GameStop giving the studio 0 dollars because I find this kind of business model shady as hell?

Yeah, after the MK9 burn, this is my stance as well. Makes me feel punished for shelling out for the game at launch. Especially since these are just characters, not something like the DLC for Skyrim (debatable, but I thought it worth it).

That games industry. Dat games industry.

FoolKiller:

StewShearer:
and while some gamers would likely be happy to run endless scenarios of Batman versus Superman (just accept that Batman loses)

You do know that Batman has owned Superman's ass enough times as well...

of course its all silliness because Superman is such a shitty broken character.

Personally, I would build a suit of spiky Kryptonite.

I love Batman and overall find him to be a far more interesting character, but in a the sort of one on one, straight up fights that Injustice puts across, Batman wouldn't stand a chance against Superman.

The only cases where Batman has really been able to hold his own are when he's had ample time to plan ahead and has back-up from outside parties. Even then, Superman is often holding back.

And I don't think of Superman as being broken so much as being a challenge for writers. "We have this guy that's pretty much a God... How the hell do we make him interesting?"

Vedrenne:
Jebus, it really does look like the leaked DLC list was real... (for those that don't know, the rumoured list is Lobo, Batgirl, Poison Ivy and Scorpion).

Scorpion? Like MK Scorpion? Freaking sweet...

Wish my fucking 360 laser-reader didnt bite the dust...

Tiamattt:

The Great JT:
I was hoping for the Cassandra Cain version, but whatevs.

They're probably going to use her costume as a alternate, unless it's like MK9 where DLCs didn't get alternate outfits.

Or unless DC management is still insisting that nobody mention her or Spoiler, possibly out of a crippling fear of interesting characters.

DataSnake:

Tiamattt:

The Great JT:
I was hoping for the Cassandra Cain version, but whatevs.

They're probably going to use her costume as a alternate, unless it's like MK9 where DLCs didn't get alternate outfits.

Or unless DC management is still insisting that nobody mention her or Spoiler, possibly out of a crippling fear of interesting characters.

I think you're confusing Cassandra Cain(predecessor) with Stephanie Brown(Successor... until New 52 happened). Don't know much about Cain, but I've seen some stuff with Stephanie Brown and she was a good character. It's shame DC apparently hates her.

OT: I still haven't gotten this(waiting a while for a complete edition to come out), but I'm not that interested in the DLC characters so far. Lobo looks interesting, but outside of seeing him in the Justice League cartoon, I know absolutely nothing about him.

Vedrenne:
Jebus, it really does look like the leaked DLC list was real... (for those that don't know, the rumoured list is Lobo, Batgirl, Poison Ivy and Scorpion).

Scorpion? Well that's... weird. Not that I don't like him, he was the only character I could really use well in MK9(I'm not good at fighting games)... but I'd rather see other DC characters be brought in rather than a Mortal Kombat character.

Diablo1099:

Vedrenne:
Jebus, it really does look like the leaked DLC list was real... (for those that don't know, the rumoured list is Lobo, Batgirl, Poison Ivy and Scorpion).

Poison Ivy? I thought it was General Zod?

Yep, Zod, not Ivy, and that sucks arse. I mean the Scorpion part (although Batgirl is pretty uninspired too, especially considering the large number of Batman-related characters in the game already), it just feels completely out of place in a game like Injustice. MK is a long running, well established franchise that jumped the "out of universe characters" shark a long time ago. Injustice didn't need that yet, especially considering:
a) Huge majority of gamers don't want to see it, not even MK fans
b) The DC universe has such a ridiculously large roster, to take a character out of a different game is just a waste of a character slot

Man. I mean it's cool Lobo is going to be in it, but I'm disappointed with the other DLC characters. I was hoping for some Booster Gold. Come on, how can you not love him?

Ewwwww now you go and make batgirl look like drag queen too? really I hate this game.

i'd really rather see Atrocitus, Bleez or Larfleeze. hell any lanterns would be good, or maybe a guardian.

I'll wait for the game to be content complete before I consider buying

StewShearer:

And I don't think of Superman as being broken so much as being a challenge for writers. "We have this guy that's pretty much a God... How the hell do we make him interesting?"

Well since WB owns both DC and possibly the rights to The Matrix, you get the rebels to scorch the sky permanently blocking out the sun weakening Superman.... just a thought.

But yes... the problem is that what you are describing as a challenge is broken in my mind. It usually requires either a time based trap (although he can reverse time in the movies by turning the planet backwards wtf??? ) or it needs something equally distorted to our world to provide a challenge. I guess my biggest problem with him is I find him unrelatable.

And then they make him dumb enough to get lured into a trap and the villains don't finish the job (like Superman Returns). I mean Lex could have just kept stabbing him and beating him and slit his throat so he would die.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK i don't want this to much batman in this game already

We need more Kryptonians, but Zod? Come on!! He can easily be a skin. The game is a sausage-fest as it is, it can use some more chicks!
So many good choices: Cheetah, Circe, Power Girl, Supergirl, Banshee, Artemis (Aleka?), Huntress, Zatanna, Black Canary, Starling, Poison Ivy, so on and so on.

mattttherman3:
I'm rather disappointed with the DLC characters thus far, except for Lobo. Bat girl makes 10 batman characters in a game of 30, 10!

10? I count only 7? Batman, Batgirl, Catwoman, Nightwing, Harley, Joker, Bane.

Sack of Cheese:
We need more Kryptonians, but Zod? Come on!! He can easily be a skin. The game is a sausage-fest as it is, it can use some more chicks!
So many good choices: Cheetah, Circe, Power Girl, Supergirl, Banshee, Artemis (Aleka?), Huntress, Zatanna, Black Canary, Starling, Poison Ivy, so on and so on.

mattttherman3:
I'm rather disappointed with the DLC characters thus far, except for Lobo. Bat girl makes 10 batman characters in a game of 30, 10!

10? I count only 7? Batman, Batgirl, Catwoman, Nightwing, Harley, Joker, Bane.

You forget Solomon Grundy, so 8. It was an exaggeration. Still, put in a less known character. Enough of the Batman characters.

mattttherman3:
You forget Solomon Grundy, so 8. It was an exaggeration. Still, put in a less known character. Enough of the Batman characters.

I thought he was a Green Lantern character... I'm not very familiar with the Bat characters since I'm not a fan of him.

The fixation on Batman in this game is rather obvious, Batgirl announcement didn't surprise me at all. He has more portraits than any others, he has 2 achievements/trophies dedicated to him, he has more battles than any others (9 compared to 4), blah blah blah...

FoolKiller:

StewShearer:

And I don't think of Superman as being broken so much as being a challenge for writers. "We have this guy that's pretty much a God... How the hell do we make him interesting?"

Well since WB owns both DC and possibly the rights to The Matrix, you get the rebels to scorch the sky permanently blocking out the sun weakening Superman.... just a thought.

But yes... the problem is that what you are describing as a challenge is broken in my mind. It usually requires either a time based trap (although he can reverse time in the movies by turning the planet backwards wtf??? ) or it needs something equally distorted to our world to provide a challenge. I guess my biggest problem with him is I find him unrelatable.

And then they make him dumb enough to get lured into a trap and the villains don't finish the job (like Superman Returns). I mean Lex could have just kept stabbing him and beating him and slit his throat so he would die.

I think he's unrelatable if you just look at his character on a surface level. That said, if you delve a bit deeper he has elements that are easy to empathize with.

For instance, while he has all this immense power it also separates him in a tremendous and fundamental way from the people he lives among. No matter how hard he tries he will never really be able to fit in with humans. His abilities create a constant barrier that, even with his closest loved ones, can never fully be breached.

Compare that to your social outcast or nerd who doesn't fit in because they're really smart, really good at one thing that doesn't fit social norms, or just really like Star Wars.

It's the same as how most people probably can't relate to Bruce Wayne's experience of being a billionaire vigilante with murdered parents, but find personal value in his endless quest for justice on a personal and greater level.

Oh good. She looks as ridiculous as all the other characters in the game. What other DC heroes are they planning to piss on?

So... I'm predicting a Nightwing-Catwoman hybrid type character?

The lack of Martian Manhunter is really sad, he's one of the inner circle of the Justice League and it is far more believable to have him going toe to toe with Superman than... Batgirl or Catwoman. Joker I can understand as the fellow is still a genius, and Bane is known for using all sorts strange and wacky things. But come on, Batgirl? Her special power is NOT recovering from being made a paraplegic.

Oh boy, another Batman character.

She could be cool, so whatever. But damn.

They should've done the huntress instead similar moves just less batman characters that way. I thought Dr. Fate and Gorilla Grodd would be awesome, mostly cuz I imagine their moves would be sick.

Kenbo Slice:
Man. I mean it's cool Lobo is going to be in it, but I'm disappointed with the other DLC characters. I was hoping for some Booster Gold. Come on, how can you not love him?

I completely agree with this statement.

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