Swamp Thing is the next character from the expansive DC Universe that is gracing the roster of Injustice 2, NetherRealm Studios announced.
The elemental creature has command over nature and can manipulate plants and vegetation to do his bidding. An accompanying gameplay trailer showcases how Swamp Thing can create clones of himself in midst of battle, summon thorny vines to lash at enemies and grab on to fleeing prey. The humanoid-plant hybrid can also move through the earth to quickly close distance and protect himself from incoming attacks by growing branches out of his bare skin.
Swamp Thing was created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson in the early 1970s, and in 1982 starred in an eponymous feature film directed by Wes Craven. Writer Alan Moore later reinvented the character during a celebrated run in The Saga of the Swamp Thing comics in the mid ‘80s.
Swamp Thing was one of the most requested characters from the fighting game community in a poll hosted by the developer last year. He arrives as one of many that will together make the Injustice 2 roster one of the largest ever in the history of NetherRealm Studios.
Other characters that have already been confirmed include Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Flash, Black Adam, Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Cyborg, Joker, Bane, Gorilla Grodd, Green Lantern versions of both Hal Jordon and John Stewart, and more.
Injustice 2 is scheduled for release on May 16 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will be available in two special editions. The Deluxe Edition will be sold at $80 and include three additional post-release fighters, as well as cosmetic skins for Power Girl. The Ultimate Edition will be available for $100 and include nine additional fighters plus two exclusive shader packs, Destroyer and Defender and three premiere skins.
Which character are you hoping to see get announced in the coming weeks?