Injustice: Gods Among Us has the advantage of literally hundreds, if not thousands of characters to digitize as fighters for potential DLC to blister our thumbs and gut our wallets. So it seems kind of odd that the next DLC character has been announced as Mortal Kombat’s Scorpion. Huh?
Well, the trailer below from Joystiq manages to draw a more solid connection between the franchises, which clashed in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, by revealing that Scorpion’s yellow togs have been redesigned by DC Comics’ Co-Publisher and iconic artist Jim Lee. The redesign has some obvious elements to it (Scorpion’s trademark spear is now barbed like a venomous tail), but it’s instantly recognizable as both a product of Jim Lee’s pen and the character himself.
While it may cheese off some DC fans (give me Swamp Thing, you sons of bitches!), I will admit I have a long-standing love affair with the undead, fire-breathing ninja, and a minor spoiler at the end of the trailer reveals the fourth DLC character…and it’s a doozy. It’s not Swamp Thing, though. Bastards.