Scorpion is Next ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ DLC Character

In a surprising turn of events, it would appear that the rumour mill has spun true: Mortal Kombat‘s undead ninja Scorpion will be joining the Injustice: Gods Among Us roster as the next DLC character.

Injustice - Jim Lee's Scorpion

He’s had a bit of a comic book makeover, courtesy of Jim Lee, but, as the gameplay video below suggests, hasn’t changed much beyond the cosmetic. Scorpion’s copy/paste job is likely to stir up a bit of outrage among those who invested in the Injustice season pass, and were likely hoping for more (non-Batman) DC characters, rather than the NeverRealm icon, who already took on Supes and Bats in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.

On the plus side, however, is a brief tease of Martian Manhunter which, just possibly, hints at his inclusion as the fourth and final addition to the season pass – though Ed Boon has hinted at the possibility of a further run of DLC characters. J’onn J’onzz appears in the background of one of Injustice’s stages, and the character model doesn’t appeal to have changed much from that New 52-inspired costume.

The video also, features a Black Lantern Superman alternate costume, which will likely be free with the required update. Again, not an unwelcome addition, but a bit of waste considering that several of the lesser-known characters still only have a couple of alternate outfits.

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).

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