NetherRealm Surveys Fans to Help Choose Injustice Characters

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NetherRealm Surveys Fans to Help Choose Injustice Characters

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NetherRealm Lead Ed Boon has started an unofficial survey asking fans to pick DC characters for Injustice: Gods Among Us.

It's barely been more than a month since the release of Injustice: Gods Among Us, but the game has already established a healthy base of players eager to pit their favorite superheroes and villains against each other in combat. While the game's initial cast included twenty-four different characters from across the DC universe, the selection left some unsatisfied as their personal favorites didn't make the cut. To try and remedy some disappointments, the game's developer, NetherRealm Studious, has been hard at work readying DLC to add new fighters to the game.

The teams efforts have already begun paying off. The Superman villain Lobo, was made available on May 7th, while Batgirl should also be up for grabs in the near future. These two aside, there remains a whole plethora of heroes and villains fans want included in the game. Perhaps hoping to narrow the options down a bit, NetherRealm lead Ed Boon recently asked his Twitter followers to take an unofficial survey about which characters they'd next like to see added to Injustice.

The survey included as choices: Blue Beetle, Doctor Fate, Powergirl, Red Hood, Static Shock, Swamp Thing and Zatanna. When asked by one of his Twitter followers why Justice League of America member Martian Manhunter wasn't on the list, Boon replied that the superhero would automatically take the number one spot and that he "Was more curious about remaining characters." While the characters included in Boon's survey are arguably diverse, it's still a short list when you consider the breadth of the DC Universe. The inclusion of Red Hood could also be seen as a tad unnecessary considering the fact that six Injustice fighters, not including Batgirl, already hail from the grim streets of Gotham.

Source: Polygon

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I'd like to see Power Girl... just to cause rampant debates about sexism and such. The more important reason is because I'm not too savvy on DC characters.

Kheapathic:
I'd like to see Power Girl... just to cause rampant debates about sexism and such. The more important reason is because I'm not too savvy on DC characters.

Yes, something about her always does seem to provide a window into gender conversations (see what I did there?).

Personally, I'd like to see some Etrigan or perhaps some Animal Man. I'm not a tremendous DC aficionado, but the Demon Knights and Animal Man New 52 books have both been pretty excellent.

Voted for Power Girl because she's my favourite!!
But gahdangit, why do we have to do this again? She scored really well in the last voting against both Supergirl and Batgirl.

I see Power Girl being a runaway hit here with Zatanna being a possible number 2. I would vote for Blue Beetle though personally. Kind of an under-rated character but I've always had a soft spot for both Ted Kord and Jaime Reyes (I don't think Kord exists in the New 52 universe...)

Personally, I'd love to see John Constantine. He'd get beaten up without so much as throwing a punch at his opponent, and still he'd somehow win.

I wonder if there is a point to me voting on the poll, considering I lack the game and are still debating on whether or not to get the game. From what I've heard it apparently plays like Street Fighter, and I wasn't a fan of that fighter. Could anyone confirm this for me, and if its playstyle isn't like Street Fighter's, what other fighter game is it most similar to?

Also, if I did get the game it would be for the console I own, the WiiU, but I think I would need to get a Pro controller for others to play it in that case. I'm bound to get one at some point but it is that extra bit of money I don't want to have to spend just yet (mostly in case they release other colours for it).

On to the point of the topic though, I love it when companies ask the consumers what they want to see in future. While the results have yet to come through in the form of DLC characters, I remember Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed doing a similar survey, asking consumers who they would like to see appear as future DLC characters.

The thing I most love about this survey in particular is the comment in regards to my favourite DC character, Martian Manhunter. It does bode well for his chances of getting in the game if they knew that he would be number one of the poll anyway. My problem then with the list is that I then have no idea who I am to vote for. I'm stuck between Blue Beetle, Static Shock and Zatanna, I just can't decide between them.

Oh god, I can't pick between Blue Beetle, Doctor Fate, and Swamp Thing...

blue beetle, the Jaime Reyes version, Ted Kord would also be nice but i think the game already has more than enough super-athelete-marital-artist-with-gadgets characters as it is. unless they make it a BB/Booster Gold tag team.

oh and swamp thing would be nice but i doubt a lot of people even know the character, the only reason i read the books is because he turned up in animal man and everyone was praising the shit out of that book.

Thought that the DLC was already decided? Lobo, Batgirl, Zod and Scorpion.

Nothing from Grant Morrison Doom Patrol?

Really want a Red Jack, Scissorman, or Crazy Jane. Mr Nobody? The Quizz? The Candlemaker?

Oh well, Powergirl it is.

Most of the characters I know are already in, so Power girl it is.
But I'll be happy whoever gets in as long as it's not Krypto.

I like the picks on the list but the lack of characters like Martian Manhunter, Starfire, and Beast Boy irks me. Unless Boon is working to make them future DLC packs down the road. Screw Zod and Scorpion, I'd like to see a complete Teen Titans roster.

While Red Hood would have a different playstyle (I'm thinking a mash between Deathstroke and Batman), as much as I love Batman, his family of villians and heroes have got the lions share of the cast, Power Girl would be good, as it also allows her to come with a Supergirl skin (they wouldn't really play that differently to be honest), but I want Martian Manhunter damn it! I feel sorry for Metallo as well, given he's been downgraded to a throwable object.

Thought it is nice that he knows J'onn would be on the top spot, as hopefully that means he's in the works for the next pack.

Power Girl would be the breast best thing for this game. I'm sorry about the bad pun. I need to be punished ;D For real though she is interesting.

If this works out in any way similar to how Skullgirls did it, most of the final cast will be young girls and a good 80% of the fanbase will be pissed.

The characters I most want to see are probably King Shark, Ragdoll, Bizarro, and Captain Cold. None of which I can vote for. Damn you, Boon!

I would've said Redhood, but since theres already a lot of batman characters on the roster, I'll vote static.

Snowblindblitz:
Nothing from Grant Morrison Doom Patrol?

Really want a Red Jack, Scissorman, or Crazy Jane. Mr Nobody? The Quizz? The Candlemaker?

Oh well, Powergirl it is.

I'm with you there, though for my money it would need to be "HERO OF THE BEACH" Flex Mentallo. But you know they would.just go with Cliff.

Really though my answer for the survey has to be given in the form of a laugh...Bwahaha!

Blue and Gold though, let's not forget the Gold.

Wouldn't mind seeing Big Barda and Mister Miracle in there either.

It was a tough call between Static, Dr. Fate, Red Hood, and Blue Beetle, but I chose Static. I think they could do a lot with him, and it would be interesting to play as. Course, I always like characters who have lightning base powers. =)

Yeah...if Powergirl doesn't win this unofficial survey, I'm gong to declare something wrong with the internet.
Static got my vote. He needs a bit more love, honestly.

If I were interested in fighting games I'd probably pick Zatanna or Dr. Fate, I'm sure you could do some interesting moves with their magic-based powers. Probably more so than most of the others.

My money would be on Powergirl winning though. Probably the most well-known of the line-up and some big 'assets' to boot.

Static Shock.

Though I'd really like to see Black Orchid, Inque, or Creeper get the NetherRealm treatment.

How about BatMite? He could be a Shang Tsung type, shifting into different versions of Batman (Frank Miller, TAS, Rainbow Batman, Batman of Zur-En-Arrh...).

Oooh! Ooh! There's an upcoming "Masters of the Universe Vs. DC" story coming up, so how about they cut a deal with Mattel and get He-Man and Skeletor in there!

I personally voted for Static I always really enjoyed him as a character. I would also like to see Steel Ivy and Black Manta personally I think they would all be a ton of fun to play as.

deathbydeath:
If this works out in any way similar to how Skullgirls did it, most of the final cast will be young girls and a good 80% of the fanbase will be pissed.

Why would the fanbase be pissed if that is why they likely voted for :S

I was torn between Static and Zatanna, but went with Static because I felt he'd be more interesting to play as. I really expect Powergirl to win that poll, though.

I kinda still want Ra's Al Ghul and Vandal Savage as fighters, But Powergirl needs to show up with the boobwindow her new 52 design sucks a lot.

You know, I'm just going to go ahead and say it.

Make a Young Justice pack. Charge me 15 or 20 for it. Even 25.

But if you give me Superboy, Aqualad, Robin, Artemis, Kid Flash, Or Wolf (screw Miss Martian. She was the single worst thing in that series) and make them unique and not just reskins... I'll bring you beatdowns like you won't believe.

A facebook commentator made point that it is bothersome to see most of the Injustice Roster be of one section of the DC universe. Gotham is represented by Batman, the Joker, Harley Quinn, Night Wing, Bane, Catwoman, and now Batgirl... That's 30 percent of the cast devoted to Gotham. And I get it. Batman's popular for some reason. But really it's because of the brand being pushed.

Young Justice won an emmy and praise... but Cartoon Network nixed it to the complete surprise of everyone without an explanation. Green Lantern (although not my thing) was liked by many. Gone anyway. For another Batman series. If we were given a bit more time to actually GROW with new characters, maybe it will sell as well as the cashcow that is Batman.

I doubt they'll do it (since there are already two "ring wearers" on roster) but I'd love to see Atrocitus. No particular reason, I just think he looks really cool.

Diablo1099:
Thought that the DLC was already decided? Lobo, Batgirl, Zod and Scorpion.

I think they now realize that they should make more than the announce 4 because people WILL buy them.

Shoggoth2588:
I see Power Girl being a runaway hit here with Zatanna being a possible number 2. I would vote for Blue Beetle though personally. Kind of an under-rated character but I've always had a soft spot for both Ted Kord and Jaime Reyes (I don't think Kord exists in the New 52 universe...)

I'm expecting PG to win, definitely, but yeh, Zatanna, Red Hood, and Blue Beetle are all second place picks for me -- I loved Beetle in Young Justice and Brave & The Bold, so it'd be nice to see more of him.

revjor:

Diablo1099:
Thought that the DLC was already decided? Lobo, Batgirl, Zod and Scorpion.

I think they now realize that they should make more than the announce 4 because people WILL buy them.

Mmmm...I don't know about that. Wait and see, I guess...

ObsidianJones:
You know, I'm just going to go ahead and say it.

Make a Young Justice pack. Charge me 15 or 20 for it. Even 25.

But if you give me Superboy, Aqualad, Robin, Artemis, Kid Flash, Or Wolf (screw Miss Martian. She was the single worst thing in that series) and make them unique and not just reskins... I'll bring you beatdowns like you won't believe.

A facebook commentator made point that it is bothersome to see most of the Injustice Roster be of one section of the DC universe. Gotham is represented by Batman, the Joker, Harley Quinn, Night Wing, Bane, Catwoman, and now Batgirl... That's 30 percent of the cast devoted to Gotham. And I get it. Batman's popular for some reason. But really it's because of the brand being pushed.

Young Justice won an emmy and praise... but Cartoon Network nixed it to the complete surprise of everyone without an explanation. Green Lantern (although not my thing) was liked by many. Gone anyway. For another Batman series. If we were given a bit more time to actually GROW with new characters, maybe it will sell as well as the cashcow that is Batman.

I actually can't blame them -that- much for pushing Batman characters since a number of them feature outside of Gotham. Riddler, Joker, Harley Quinn, Nightwing (not Night Wing), Barbara Gordon (Batgirl/Oracle), Poison Ivy, and Catwoman have all been prominently featured in non-Batman material. I'm not saying I don't want YJ -- I'd love that (although I would rather all of them be included -- unrealistic but still if we're talking complete hypotheticals).

DRTJR:
I kinda still want Ra's Al Ghul and Vandal Savage as fighters, But Powergirl needs to show up with the boobwindow her new 52 design sucks a lot.

Yeah... as controversial and questionable the window may be, still better than the dogawful New 52 design.

Diablo1099:
Thought that the DLC was already decided? Lobo, Batgirl, Zod and Scorpion.

I think they now realize that they should make more than the announce 4 because people WILL buy them.

Diablo1099:

revjor:

Diablo1099:
Thought that the DLC was already decided? Lobo, Batgirl, Zod and Scorpion.

I think they now realize that they should make more than the announce 4 because people WILL buy them.

Mmmm...I don't know about that. Wait and see, I guess...

If they didn't believe that there would be no reason to make a survey to decide what characters to make. Along with saying that they don't even need to put Martian Manhunter on the list because they already understand the demand pretty much screams to me that they are gonna make more. Also now that they've added Lobo to the character list you can see there is space for the next 3 announced characters on the left above Lobo and the same amount of empty space on the right for four more.

So my four would be Martian Manhunter, Black Canary, Red Tornado and Plastic Man. I would be super down with Zatanna, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Atrocitus, Kilowog, Etrigan, Dr Fate, Darkseid, or Hourman.

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